“Scientiae non visae, ut thesauri absconditi, nulla est utilitas” (Science that is not seen, is like a hidden treasure, which is of no use)
Today has been the day. After some months of waiting, we can officially start Viator-e. First of all, a few words to thank the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades for funding Viator-e and for the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica for hosting our project and our IP. We are proud to be part again of this research centre where we began our career some years ago!
About Viator-e, we just want to emphasize that this project has a huge objective: the creation of an open and freely available Roman road network. To achieve this, we will compile all the published information about Roman roads and we will digitise all the roads. With all this information, we are going to analyse some aspects of the Roman road networks as we did before in previous projects like Mercator-e. Finally, thanks to the collaboration with Tom Brughmans and under the technical advice and development of Rainer Simon, we are creating Itiner-e. Itiner-e will be the platform where all the geographical information of the roads will be stored and published online.
Now is the time to start working. Stay tunned for further news!
Pau de Soto