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Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths.
An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature.

PAThs data repository & documentation

This is the unified entry point and index for all the statically available data of PAThs projects. These are typically dumps from the main database, serving several purposes, and GIS ready datasets created and maintaind by the PAThs team.

If you are loking for our API, please refer to the dedicated page of the Atlas.

For each dataset a detailed description of the sources, working process, spatial coverage, persons involved, file formats and protocols available, and licensed are provided.

If not otherwise stated PAThs is the copyright holder. Usage licenses and availability may vary from dataset to dataset.

Start typing to search for a dataset or digit t: to filter by dataset typology, e.g. t:map, t:raster t:multi_format, t:rfd, t:table, etc.

Available datasets (tot: 20)

  • Composite: A Map of Lower Egypt from Various Surveys by A. Arrowsmith
    Year: 1807
    Scale: 1:186,440
    Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~233552~5509705:Composite--A-Map-of-Lower-Egypt-fro
    Copyright: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    License: All rights reserved
    RS: EPSG:4229
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/arrowsmith-1807/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    Web: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~233552~5509705:Composite--A-Map-of-Lower-Egypt-fro
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • Coptic monasteries with coordinates
    Copyright: Copyright 1998 Howard Middleton-Jones Coptic Multi Media Database project.
    License: CC BY-SA 4.0
    RS: EPSG:4326
    Created on: 2019-05-30
    Language: English
    Availability
    CSV [What is CSV?]
    Open CSV file
    GeoJSON [What is GeoJSON?]
    Open GeoJSON file
    Credits
    Author
    Howard Middleton-Jones Coptic Multi Media Database project
    Web: http://www.ambilacuk.com/coptic/index.html
    Format conversion
    Julian Bogdani <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
    Web: https://www.lettere.uniroma1.it/users/julian-bogdani
    Format conversion
    Leonardo Vilona <leonardo.vilona@gmail.com>

    A list of Monastic sites in Egypt with full geographic coordinates downloaded from http://www.ambilacuk.com/coptic/gpslist.html and further elaborated. The original source reports that while much effort has gone into checking the GPS coordinates, both on-site and with Google Earth etc., the GPS locations should be used with caution and should be considered as a general guide.

  • International Map of the World
    Year: 1960
    Scale: 1:1,000,000
    Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/imw/
    License: Public Domain
    RS: EPSG:22992
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/imw-1m-1960/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    Web: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/imw/
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • Carte geographique de l'Egypte et des pays environnans by Pierre Jacotin (1818, 1828)
    Year: 1827
    Scale: 1:100,000
    Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=pub_list_no%3d%223964.000%22
    Copyright: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    License: All rights reserved
    RS: EPSG:32626
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/jacotin-1827/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    Web: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=pub_list_no%3d%223964.000%22
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • RDF dump of PAThs Places exported for Pelagios
    Year: 2020
    Source: Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, https://atlas.paths-erc.eu
    Copyright: PAThs team
    License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Created on: 2020-07-02
    Language: English
    Availability
    RDF [What is RDF?]
    Open RDF file
    WebService
    Turtle
    JSON
    N-Triples
    RDF/XML
    Graphviz Dot
    N3
    Credits
    Creation
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
    Web: https://paths.uniroma1.it

    VoID RDF file for data export to Pelagios

  • Pelagios VoID file
    Year: 2020
    Source: Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, https://atlas.paths-erc.eu
    Copyright: PAThs team
    License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Created on: 2020-07-01
    Language: English
    Availability
    RDF [What is RDF?]
    Open RDF file
    WebService
    Open Web service
    Credits
    Creation
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
    Web: https://paths.uniroma1.it

    VoID RDF file for data export to Pelagios

  • Sacra famiglia in Egitto
    Copyright: Leonardo Vilona & PAThs team.
    License: CC BY-SA 4.0
    RS: EPSG:4326
    Created on: 2019-05-30
    Language: Italian
    Availability
    CSV [What is CSV?]
    Open CSV file
    GeoJSON [What is GeoJSON?]
    Open GeoJSON file
    Credits
    Author
    William Lyster
    Author
    Ǧaudat Ǧabrā
    Author
    Norbert Schiller
    Format conversion
    Leonardo Vilona <leonardo.vilona@gmail.com>

    A point theme extracted from William Lyster, Ǧaudat Ǧabrā and Norbert Schiller. 2002. Be thou there: the Holy Family’s journey in Egypt, Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, cop. The data are integrated by other sources and coordinates are extracted from PAThs daabase and from Google Maps. The theme has been developed in the context of a BA thesis by Leonardo Vilona under the supervision of Julian Bogdani at Sapienza Università di Roma

  • Series 1404, Great Britain War Office and Air Ministry, 1958-
    Year: 1960
    Scale: 1:500,000
    Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/egypt/
    License: Public Domain
    RS: EPSG:22992
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/series-1404-gb-1960/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    Web: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/egypt/
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • Egypt, Great Britain War Office - U.S. Army Map Service, Series 4085
    Year: 1941
    Scale: 1:100,000
    Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/egypt/
    License: Public Domain
    RS: EPSG:22992
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/series-4085-gb-usa-1941/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    Web: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/egypt/
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • North Africa Topographic Maps U.S. Army Map Service, Series P502
    Year: 1954
    Scale: 1:250,000
    Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/north_africa/
    License: Public Domain
    RS: EPSG:4229
    Availability
    Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
    http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/series-p502-usa-1954/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Credits
    Digitization
    Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
    Web: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/north_africa/
    Georeferencing & Tiling
    PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
  • Maps of Buildings of Christian Architecture
    Scale: multiple
    Copyright: Peter Grossmann & PAThs team.
    License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
    RS: EPSG:4326
    Created on: 2020-04-30
    Availability
    WMS [What is WMS?]
    https://wms.paths-erc.eu/site-maps [Capabilities]
    Other
    WFS and direct access to vector data is available on demand
    Credits
    Topographical survey & map drafting
    Peter Grossmann
    Digitization, georeferencing, vectorization
    PAThs team

    The PAThs team is currently working on the georeferencing and vectorisation of the maps of Christian religious buildings, such as chapels, churches, monasteries, basilicas, etc. When possible these data will be completed with information on previous building phases. In some cases, a broader urban context is also provided, although the current coverage is highly uneven.

    A very premature stage of this work is being published in real time in the Atlas. The map preview of each Place displays the already available maps of a specific site; the coverage and the quality of the information is being updated on a daily basis and no warranty is currently provided for these highly incomplete work.

    At the moment, therefore, the PAThs team strongly discourages the usage of these still unstable data; in any case, usage is free, but all the credit goes to the PAThs project, which must be clearly and unmistakably acknowledged for its work.

    Available layers

    As of April 2020 the following layers are available:

    1. All site maps (Phases < 0)
    2. All site maps (Phase 0)
    3. All site maps (Phase 1)
    4. All site maps (Phase 2)
    5. All site maps (Phases > 2)

    Map legend

    WMS legend

    Leaflet demo

    For a working demo check https://jsbin.com/judoluc/edit?output. Feel free to fork and reuse.

    Available sites and maps

    1. Survey of Egypt 100k
      Year: 1950
      Scale: 1:100,000
      Source: nd.
      License: All rights reserved
      RS: EPSG:4022
      Availability
      Other
      Due to copyright restrictions PAThs cannot publish this theme in the Web. It is availale as a WMS service for PAThs members
      Credits
      Digitizing
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland)
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>

      This map has been provided to PAThs team by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland). It is available in PAThs private GIS repository but we are not allowed to publish it on the web.

    2. Survey of Egypt 2.5k
      Year: 1934
      Scale: 1:2,500
      Source: nd.
      License: All rights reserved
      RS: EPSG:22992
      Availability
      Other
      Due to copyright restrictions PAThs cannot publish this theme in the Web. It is availale as a WMS service for PAThs members
      Credits
      Digitizing
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland)
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>

      This map has been provided to PAThs team by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland). It is available in PAThs private GIS repository but we are not allowed to publish it on the web.

    3. Survey of Egypt 25k
      Year: 1950
      Scale: 1:25,000
      Source: nd.
      License: All rights reserved
      RS: EPSG:22992
      Availability
      Other
      Due to copyright restrictions PAThs cannot publish this theme in the Web. It is availale as a WMS service for PAThs members
      Credits
      Digitizing
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland)
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>

      This map has been provided to PAThs team by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland). It is available in PAThs private GIS repository but we are not allowed to publish it on the web.

    4. Survey of Egypt 500k
      Year: 1941
      Scale: 1:500,000
      Source: nd.
      License: All rights reserved
      RS: EPSG:4022
      Availability
      Other
      Due to copyright restrictions PAThs cannot publish this theme in the Web. It is availale as a WMS service for PAThs members
      Credits
      Digitizing
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland)
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>

      This map has been provided to PAThs team by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland). It is available in PAThs private GIS repository but we are not allowed to publish it on the web.

    5. Survey of Egypt 50k
      Year: 1970
      Scale: 1:50,000
      Source: nd.
      License: All rights reserved
      RS: EPSG:4022
      Availability
      Other
      Due to copyright restrictions PAThs cannot publish this theme in the Web. It is availale as a WMS service for PAThs members
      Credits
      Digitizing
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland)
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>

      This map has been provided to PAThs team by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA) (Warsaw, Poland). It is available in PAThs private GIS repository but we are not allowed to publish it on the web.

    6. Full list of manuscripts, dated or datable before 800 CE, exported for Trismegistos
      Year: 2020
      Source: Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, https://atlas.paths-erc.eu
      Copyright: PAThs team
      License: CC BY-NC-SA
      Created on: 2020-07-01
      Language: English
      Availability
      JSON [What is JSON?]
      Open JSON file
      WebService
      Open Web service
      Credits
      Creation
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
      Web: https://paths.uniroma1.it

      Contains a full list of manuscripts, dated or datable before 800 CE, exported from PAThs database for importing to Trismegistos dabase.

      Please note due to the 1-to-many relationship between manuscripts and shelfmarks, the manuscript data are repeated for each different shekfmark!

    7. Full list of places, exported for Trismegistos
      Year: 2020
      Source: Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, https://atlas.paths-erc.eu
      Copyright: PAThs team
      License: CC BY-NC-SA
      Created on: 2020-07-01
      Language: English
      Availability
      JSON [What is JSON?]
      Open JSON file
      WebService
      Open Web service
      Credits
      Creation
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
      Web: https://paths.uniroma1.it

      Contains a full list of places, exported from PAThs database for importing to Trismegistos dabase.

    8. Plain list of manuscripts, dated or datable before 800 CE, exported for Trismegistos
      Year: 2020
      Source: Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, https://atlas.paths-erc.eu
      Copyright: PAThs team
      License: CC BY-NC-SA
      Created on: 2020-07-01
      Language: English
      Availability
      JSON [What is JSON?]
      Open JSON file
      WebService
      Open Web service
      Credits
      Creation
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>
      Web: https://paths.uniroma1.it

      Contains a plain list of manuscripts, dated or datable before 800 CE, exported from PAThs database for importing to Trismegistos dabase

    9. Tactical Pilotage Chart Series - World
      Year: 1979
      Scale: 1:500,000
      Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/tpc/
      License: Public Domain
      RS: EPSG:4229
      Availability
      Tiled web map [What is Tiled web map?]
      http://xyz.paths-erc.eu/tpc-500k-1979/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
      Credits
      Digitization
      Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
      Web: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/tpc/
      Georeferencing & Tiling
      PAThs team <julian.bogdani@uniroma1.it>