May 15, 2012

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

A very useful new tool.

Screenshot:



Example output:


The fastest  journey from Roma to Constantinopolis in January takes 20.7 days, covering 2951 kilometers.
Prices in denarii, based on the use of a faster sail ship and a civilian river boat (where applicable), and on these road options:
 * Per kilogram of wheat (by donkey): 4.37
 * Per kilogram of wheat (by wagon): 4.99
 * Per passenger in a carriage: 580.42

3 comments:

Onur said...

Great project. I hope similar projects for other periods (e.g., medieval) and broader regions are on the way.

Thom said...

It's astonishing/astounding!

South Central Haplo said...

Is there any old highways built during that period?.