Travelling in the Roman Empire--interactive transport map
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Some time ago I asked (maybe not in this group, but on LT surely) whether anyone knew of a comprehensive atlas of the Roman roads, preferably overlapping with the modern system (I pictured super-imposable transparencies--wishful thinking, of course). Question (and the wish-for) still stands, by the way, but in the meantime, this looks extremely interesting:
ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
But in all seriousness, I would love to see this super-imposed on a modern, or speculative ancient, map. It should be very difficult, however, since the longitudes and latitudes are seriously skewed.
The ORBIS looks like it might at least provide a comprehensive reconstruction of the Roman road network, but on quick skimming, which is all I had time for today, turns out to be a whale of a site and will take work especially for chronological comparisons.
I'd love a book, actually. Hard to fiddle with multiple maps on the computer.
I haven't ever used it, but the Barrington linked by PossMan may be a better bet.
"We have drawn on the cartographic achievements of our predecessors, most notably from Richard J. A. Talbert’s magnificent Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (2000)"
Pretty cool. Looks like many of the major Roman Roads were used but not so much with the minor ones (I know, no surprise there).
The NASA data is here: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/groads-global-roads-open-access-v1/dat...