Dipylon has been operating since January 2014. The idea behind its establishment originated in earlier research on the ancient topography of Athens (fortification walls and road network). These projects highlighted the need for a collective effort to search, organize, and study abundant and scattered archival material related to the topography of ancient cities.

With this in mind, we aspire to create a bridge between archaeologists, historians, architects, surveyors, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists to combine archaeological and cartographic data using digital technology.

At Dipylon, we have designed and implemented digital applications and cartographic platforms and we have organized educational walks and seminars.