It started as an idea for a discussion post in this community, but got derailed and way out of hand...
I found it hard to find a user-friendly online map of runestones in Sweden. First I planned to make one of ten or fifteen runestones around where I live. Then I found a free database with lots of information about all runestones and rune inscribed boulders in Sweden. One thing led to another and I had to learn about GPS position conversions, programming Python, SQLite programming, and so on.
Another important part was pictures. I wanted to have at least 30 good photos of runestones on the map. That, too, got out of hand. It’s been numerous trips mainly around the countryside of Roslagen and Uppland. Currently, I have photos of more than 200 runestones and rune inscribed boulders. You can imagine how much time that has taken. 🙂 Yet, it’s just a small fraction of the thousands of rune inscriptions in Sweden.
At the moment, there is a Swedish version of “Sveriges runkarta” (Sweden’s rune map), but I plan to make a lighter one in English as well. It still is a work in progress. I find it useful though, so I thought I’d let you see it. It’s available at:
Basically, it’s an interactive map with pins marking every visible rune stone. Tap a pin to see its name, photo (if available), and a link to more information. Links to Apple Maps and Google Maps are available for those who want directions. It should work well on computers, tablets and smartphones.