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ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
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==Available==
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http://orbis.stanford.edu/
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==Authors==
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* Walter Scheidel
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* Elijah Meeks
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==Description==
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From the project webpage
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ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.
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The model consists of 632 sites, most of them urban settlements but also including important promontories and mountain passes, and covers close to 10 million square kilometers (~4 million square miles) of terrestrial and maritime space. 301 sites serve as sea ports. The baseline road network encompasses 84,631 kilometers (52,587 miles) of road or desert tracks, complemented by 28,272 kilometers (17,567 miles) of navigable rivers and canals.
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==Publications==
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* List of articles: http://orbis.stanford.edu/#articles
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* List of working papers: http://orbis.stanford.edu/#working
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* List of presentations: http://orbis.stanford.edu/#presentations
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ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.
 
  
See the [http://orbis.stanford.edu/ ORBIS webpsite] for more details.
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Revision as of 17:33, 31 May 2016

Title

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Available

http://orbis.stanford.edu/

Authors

  • Walter Scheidel
  • Elijah Meeks

Description

From the project webpage

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.

The model consists of 632 sites, most of them urban settlements but also including important promontories and mountain passes, and covers close to 10 million square kilometers (~4 million square miles) of terrestrial and maritime space. 301 sites serve as sea ports. The baseline road network encompasses 84,631 kilometers (52,587 miles) of road or desert tracks, complemented by 28,272 kilometers (17,567 miles) of navigable rivers and canals.

Publications