18th-Century Shipping Mapped Using 21st Century Technology

Maps of 18th-Century shipping trade routes.

 

 

 

 

James Cheshire of Spatial Analysis has visualized British, Dutch and Spanish historical shipping records to produce maps of 18th-Century shipping trade routes.

Ben Schmidt of Sapping Attention has used the same data to create two animations of the journeys over time.

Read more about these efforts from The Guardian.

Posted in Economics, Geosciences, History, New and Notable, Technology


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