team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome
 
team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome
dec 15, 2015

team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome

team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome
all images courtesy of moovellab

 

 

 

 

multi-disciplinary creative office moovellab was really curious if all roads actually do lead to rome. research associate for speculative and computational design benedikt groß took it upon himself to find out with help of digital geography and urbanism expert raphael reimann and computational and interaction designer philipp schmitt to find out if it’s true with series called ‘roads to rome‘. together they created maps using open source openstreetmap data and route calculator called graphhopper.

moovellab-roads-to-rome-open-source-data-designboom-02map displaying all roads to all 11 towns and cities called rome in the united states

 

 

 

they aligned starting points in a 26,503,452 square kilometer grid covering all of europe. each cell of the grid contained the one starting point to rome. once they got 486,713 starting points, they needed to find out how they could reach the city. for that they created an algorithm that calculated 3,375,746 routes with bolder lines representing streets used more often. the result is somewhere between information visualization and data art, a mobility unveiling at a very large scale. employing the unique software created, the team also displayed all roads that lead to every major european and american city, as well as all roads that lead to towns and cities called rome too.

moovellab-roads-to-rome-open-source-data-designboom-03moovellab map showcasing roads to every major european city moovellab-roads-to-rome-open-source-data-designboom-04 roads to popular american citiesmoovellab-roads-to-rome-open-source-data-designboom-05custom software to visualised all the routesmoovellab-roads-to-rome-open-source-data-designboom-06the algorithm to find the travel paths

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