Itineraries + GIS
By Andrea Ballard
This first animation depicts the movement of a select group of travelers in Sophia Dunbar’s A Family Tour Round the Coasts of Spain and Portugal During the Winter of 1860-1861. Each leg of the journey is symbolized according to the means of transportation; this group traveled by steamer, train, diligence, horseback, tartana, and mules.
Dunbar actually describes four distinct itineraries, all of them beginning in Boulogne, France and ending in Lisbon, Portugal. Another interesting way to visualize these journeys is shown in this second animation. Each itinerary is assigned a separate color, so we can see where the groups diverged and reconvened throughout their travels.