Tuesday, July 9, 2013

European shipping routes between 1750 and 1800

James Cheshire (UCL) have used R to create this incredible map showing some European shipping routes between 1750 and 1850. What struck me most is the existence of a remarkable dataset like this, containing digitised information from the log books of ships.

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[Image Credit: James Cheshire]

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