Sep 15, 2015

Dataset: Roads and cities of 18th century France

An interesting dataset has been described in the Scientific Data journal and shared via the Harvard Dataverse repository - "Roads and cities of 18th century France".
The database presented here represents the road network at the french national level described in the historical map of Cassini in the 18th century. The digitization of this historical map is based on a collaborative methodology that we describe in detail. This dataset can be used for a variety of interdisciplinary studies, covering multiple spatial resolutions and ranging from history, geography, urban economics to network science.

The repository page showed 268 downloads on Sept 15, 2015, so hopefully, some examples of data re-use will follow this publication.