Has one of the 2000 best movies released in the past century filmed a scene near where you live? In the past, that information would probably be relegated to old newspaper articles and would take hours to find. Now, thanks to sites like the Internet Movie Database, there are lists of shooting locations (with varying accuracy) available for almost any movie. But what does all that data look like when it’s mapped out together? You’re about to see.

Box Office Quant has taken all the listed locations from the top 2000 films as voted on by users of the Internet Movie Database, inserted that information into Google Maps via Fusion Tables, and come out with a fully interactive world map of almost 10,000 shooting locations from 2,000 movies. It’s truly a sight to behold, and incredibly fun to mess around with. Check it out after the jump.

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Many people sincerely hate the new layout for the Internet Movie Database. We understand. It certainly takes some getting used to. One perfect addition, however, is on their page for This is Spinal Tap. Referencing the famous quote from the film, the possible rating doesn’t only go up to 10 like every other film. It goes to 11. Which is one louder. Very cool stuff, IMDB.

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