Infrastructure maps of Europe

Title

Infrastructure maps of Europe

Subject

Infrastructure Interoperability Issues in Europe

Description

Political, cultural, and linguistic borders have shifted significantly since the end of the Cold War, but physical infrastructure continues to divide Europe along the Cold War era political borders. The map showing the track gauges of different train system in Europe is particularly revealing of the “embeddedness” of infrastructural systems, which remain stubborn markers of political borders. A proposed cross border cooperation project in the Republic of Moldova, funded by the European Commission, seeks to replace Soviet gauge tracks with European gauge tracks. For many Moldovans this proposed project holds symbolic significance, because it attests to Moldova’s turn toward Europe.

Creator

©1998-2014 Thorsten Büker

Source

http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/voltage_map_europe.php

Publisher

http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/voltage_map_europe.php

Format

Image

Files

interoperability - maps and facts on European interoperability issues_crpcolor-sml.jpg

Citation

©1998-2014 Thorsten Büker , “Infrastructure maps of Europe,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed August 18, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/223.

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