Roads and cities of 18th century France

@article{Perret2015RoadsAC,
  title={Roads and cities of 18th century France},
  author={Julien Perret and Maurizio Gribaudi and Marc Barthelemy},
  journal={Scientific Data},
  year={2015},
  volume={2}
}
The evolution of infrastructure networks such as roads and streets are of utmost importance to understand the evolution of urban systems. However, datasets describing these spatial objects are rare and sparse. The database presented here represents the road network at the french national level described in the historical map of Cassini in the 18th century. The digitization of this historical map is based on a collaborative methodology that we describe in detail. This dataset can be used for a… 
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