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I'm looking for any GIS data on ancient roman roads and geography. Data similar to the image below ideally. I've made a few cursory searches but nothing pops up other than pay data form euratlas. I'll digitize if needed but I can image there must be a few layers already out there somewhere.

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If you need it at that scale it shouldn't take much time to trace a line shapefile.

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If you need it at that scale it shouldn't take much time to trace a line shapefile.


I know I'm just being lazy. Although I will need it a slightly better scale as well (the maps are nested, from full Mediterranean to regional).

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Hi David,

I'm looking for the same information and haven't been able to find any one source that contains what you're looking for.

There's some info on Wikipedia about Roman Roads in Italy, but very little in other countries/regions in the Roman Empire.

For me, the example map is too coarse. I'm happy to share any info I have to date with you. Perhaps between the two of us we can create something decent for others to use.

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Hi David,

I'm looking for the same information and haven't been able to find any one source that contains what you're looking for.

There's some info on Wikipedia about Roman Roads in Italy, but very little in other countries/regions in the Roman Empire.

For me, the example map is too coarse. I'm happy to share any info I have to date with you. Perhaps between the two of us we can create something decent for others to use.

Cheers,


That would be great Craig. I'll let you know if I find (or make) any better data. The roads are the basis for biblical route illustrations in a small book and may be ok (not great) for my purposes.

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Some of the maps of the Roman Empire in the Historical Atlas by William Shepherd show roads. Take a look at "Reference Map of the European Provinces of the Roman Empire", for example. I've digitized from some of these historical maps before -- they're a great public domain resource.
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One of my favorite map is the Tabula Peutingeriana. (Roman Road map). You can find a Roman route planner here: http://omnesviae.org/

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Some of the maps of the Roman Empire in the Historical Atlas by William Shepherd show roads. Take a look at "Reference Map of the European Provinces of the Roman Empire", for example. I've digitized from some of these historical maps before -- they're a great public domain resource.


The maps in this Historical Atlas are breathtaking. Drawn with crow quill pen, hand lettered. Truly a labour of love! B)

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