New Historical Data
Axhausen, Kay W.
- Working Paper
In this paper, a new data set of a historical road network is presented. It represents the situation of 1950 and covers the whole globe. Its generation is documented in detail, its features are reported and, using it as a geographical information system in order to generate historical travel times in the example of Nigeria, its usefulness in (historical) transport studies is demonstrated. The main sources of this data set are maps of the former US Army Map Service and a range of historical statistics. To the knowledge of the authors, such historical transport data has not been available so far, which enables to examine various historical and current transport related research questions using spatial and time-variant data Show more
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Journal / seriesArbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
PublisherETH Zürich, Institut für Verkehrsplanung, Transporttechnik, Strassen- und Eisenbahnbau
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
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Is previous version of: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000097821
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