Roads to Rome

2015 Dec

486.713 routes to Rome, 120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
486.713 routes to Rome, 120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
486.713 routes to Rome, 120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
486.713 routes to Rome, 120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map

Concept/Idea

Benedikt Groß & Philipp Schmitt

Programming/GIS

Benedikt Groß, Philipp Schmitt & Raphael Reimann

Documentation/Text

Raphael Reimann & Philipp Schmitt

Routing Engine

GraphHopper

Geospatial Analysis

turf.js

Interactive Maps

leaflet.js, Mapbox GL JS, tippecanoe

Backend/Tooling

node.js, mongoDB

"Roads to Rome" is a data visualization project that explores the idiom, "all roads lead to Rome". The outcome is both information visualization and data art and unveils mobility patterns at a very large scale. The visualizations were created using routing algorithms on existing street infrastructure from the city to continent scale. The resulting images bring insights into the ways in which road infrastructure reflect regional, political and geographical situations.

The project page comes with detailed informations, interactive maps, an "explore" app, media downloads … and can be found under:

roadstorome.moovellab.com

120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print / interactive web map
120cm × 80cm, lambda print
120cm × 80cm, lambda print
120cm × 80cm, lambda print
120cm × 80cm, lambda print
Screenshot of Explore Web App
Screenshot of Explore Web App
Tokyo, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs
Tokyo, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs
Berlin, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs
Berlin, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs
San Francisco, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs
San Francisco, Urban Mobility Fingerprint and Street DNA graphs

Press

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Roads to Rome @ King Kong of KIKK Festival, Issue N°1

2017–11

“Roads to Rome”, featured King Kong of KIKK Festival, Issue N°1 Nov 2017

Press

Roads to Rome @ Repubblica.it

2015–12

“Roads to Rome”, featured on Repubblica.it

Press

Roads to Rome @ Süddeutsche Zeitung

2015–12

“Roads to Rome”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Issue Dec 15 2015