The Geography of Transport Systems
Jean-Paul Rodrigue (2013), New York: Routledge, 416 pages.
ISBN 978-0-415-82254-1
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The Geography of Transport Systems (1st Edition)
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Detailed Maps
Note: All maps are in PDF format. Several world maps are using the Fuller projection (also known as the Dymaxion Map). Although the projection can be at start a little confusing since there is no effective north or south and since it is fairly different from projections most people a accustomed to (e.g. Robinson), it has many advantages. The shape and sizes of land areas have little distortion and continents are not divided. The projection is also politically neutral as it does not emphasize a specific part of the world. From a graphic standpoint, the fuller projection displays maps in a rectangular fashion that fits well on a computer screen and leaves sufficient space to place elements such as legends. However, the projection is not convenient when the information depicted relates to oceanic masses or to connections between continents.
World Land Transportation Network Length and Density
World Road and Rail Network
World Oceanic Gyres
The Great Circle Distance
Global Accessibility: Time to the Nearest Large City
Polar Shipping Routes
The Roman Empire, c125AD
The Silk Road and Arab Sea Routes
Early European Maritime Expeditions (1492-1522)
Spanish and Portuguese Empires (1581-1640)
Density of Ship Log Entries, 1750-1810
Dutch East India Company, Trade Network, 17th Century
Major Canals Built in the 19th Century, American Northeast
American Rail Network, 1861
Impacts of Maury's Navigation Charts on Sailing Time, 1850s
World Trade Routes, 1912
Cargo Carried by Steamship by Port City, 1890-1925
Geographical Impacts of the Suez and Panama Canals
Circum-Hemispheric Rings of Circulation
Global Submarine Cable Network
Global Gateways Index
World Cities
Major North American Gateways
Main North American Trade Corridors, Gateways and Inland Freight Clusters
The BostWash Corridor
Ownership of Major North American Rail Lines
The North American Intermodal Rail System
Major North American Rail Corridors Improved since 2000
Types of Landbridges
The North American Landbridge
The Northern East-West Freight Corridor
World Road Network
The Interstate Highway System
World Rail Network and Rail Systems
Major Gauges of the Global Rail Systems
World High Speed Rail Systems
Domains of Maritime Circulation
Main Maritime Shipping Routes
Liner Shipping Connectivity Index and Container Port Throughput
Three Major Pendulum Routes Serviced by OOCL
Global Maritime Piracy
Maritime Traffic per Continent and Ocean
The American Waterway System and Channel Depth at Major Container Ports
Emerging Global Maritime Freight Transport System
Selected Transcontinental DC-3 Routes, Late 1930s
Early Intercontinental Air Routes, 1930s
Shortest Air Route between London and Sydney, 1955 - 2006
Concorde Services, 1976-2003
Main Air Transport Service Ranges (From New York)
New York / Hong Kong Air Routes: Conventional and Polar
Harbor Types of the World's Large and Medium Sized Ports
Traffic at Major Container Ports
World's Main Intermediate Hubs
Container Terminals of the World's Four Major Port Holdings
Container Ports of the Americas
Passenger Traffic at the World’s Largest Airports
Freight Traffic at the World’s Largest Airports
Hubs of Major Air Freight Integrators
Key Aerotropolis Developments
Facilities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Exclusive Economic Zones
The Panama Canal
Shipping Lanes and Strategic Passages in Pacific Asia
Shipping Lanes, Strategic Passages and Oil Reserves in the Middle East
Global Trade
Economic Integration Levels
Main American Banana Import Ports
International Inventory of Logistics Zones
OPEC Countries and Countries with Major Oil Reserves
The Global Oil Market
Oil Transportation and Major Chokepoints
NAFTA Transborder Truck Flows and Traffic at US Ports of Entry
World's Largest Cities
World at Night
  World’s Main Subway Systems 
100 Most Congested Highway Intersections in the United States
World's 250 Largest Corporations by Head Office City 
World GDP and GDP per Capita 
Global Manufacturing 
The St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes Canal System
The Global Cruise Port System
Sustainable Urban Passenger Travel, Selected Cities
Global Plate Tectonics and Seismic Activity
Probability of a Geomagnetic Storm with a Field Change Greater than 300 Nanoteslas per Minute (22 year cycle)
Excel Data