May 19, 2012

ORBIS: Google Maps for Ancient Rome

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The science fiction blog / news aggregate site io9 has an article today about ORBIS, a Google Maps for Ancient Rome. Want to know how long it would take to travel between Roma and Londinium and how much it might cost in denarii? ORBIS, developed by Standford University, can tell you all you want to know about travel planning in the Roman empire circa 200 AD.

ORBIS looks like great fun to play with. The subheading for ORBIS is “The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World.” I’d love to cross reference some of the artifact locations from Epona.net with roads and see if there was any correlation.

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