Suggested citation format:
Ciolek, T. Matthew (ed.). 1999 - present. Georeferenced historical transport/travel/communication routes and nodes - Africa. OWTRAD Dromographic Digital Data Archives (ODDDA). Old World Trade Routes (OWTRAD) Project.
Canberra: www.ciolek.com - Asia Pacific Research Online.
OWTRAD Dromographic Digital Data Archives
Dr T. Matthew Ciolek,
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,
Georeferenced historical transport/travel/communication
routes and nodes - Africa
Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Document created: 7 Jul 1999. Last updated: 29 Oct 2006
This document catalogs and archives data sets about historical transport/travel/communication routes and nodes. These geo- and chrono-referenced data have been constructed as a part of the
Old World Trade Routes (OWTRAD) project.
NOTE: Researchers wishing to publish at this address their own data sets
describing communication and transport networks world-wide are warmly invited to contact the site's editor.
|| OWTRAD Home Page
|| Notation System
|| Catalogue of Caravanserais/Khans
|| Trade Routes' Glossary
|| Sources and Bibliography
|| ODDDA Home Page
Series 1 - Routes:
|| Asia & the Middle East
Series 2 - Significant Nodes:
|| Old World ||
Be sure to check back frequently for updates/corrections and new datasets
Individual OWTRAD data sets (geospatial and historical description of NODES and connecting them travel
ROUTES) which are listed below follow exact specifications of the OWTRAD Notation System, a tool for digitization of information extracted from sources containing text and/or graphics.
Please also note that
the filenames below (e.g.'tmcILa0600.html', or 'tmcDZm0500.html') observe the following convention:
(a) author's three initials [e.g. "tmc"]
(b) country/area code [e.g. "IL"]
(c) wider chronological period [e.g. "a" for "ancient", "m" for "modern"]
(d) approx. date in years [e.g. "0600"]
(e) type of online file [e.g. "html"]
tmcDZm0500.html North-West Africa, 500-1800 CE, trade routes
[28 routes' segments; Src: Oliver 2000; georeferenced]
tmcEGm0200.html Mediterranean countries, 200 CE, trade routes
[45 routes' segments; Src: Stone (ed.) 1989; georeferenced]
tmcDZm1300a.html North Africa, 1300-1900 CE, pilgrimage routes
[135 routes' segments; Src: al-Naqar 1972; georeferenced]
tmcDZm1300b.html North Africa, 1300-1900 CE, trade routes
[33 routes' segments; Src: al-Naqar 1972; georeferenced]
tmcMAm1500.html Morocco, 200-1930 CE, caravan routes
[20 routes' segments; Src: de Rouvray 2001; georeferenced]
tmcTZm1700.html Tanzania, 1700-1890 CE, trade route
[6 routes' segments; Src: United Republic of Tanzania 2006; georeferenced; also available in Google Earth/KML format] [NEWEST DATASET, published Oct 2006]
- [further data sets will be published here ...]
Maintainer: Dr T. Matthew Ciolek (email@example.com)
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