Coverage begins with the Roman Empire (based on the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and the Pleiades, the online gazetteer and bibliography of classical sites), continues through the Byzantine Empire and medieval Europe. Plans to include the Islamic world in the future. Draws on the cartographic achievements of the as well as Pleiades, the online gazetteer and bibliography of classical sites.
The DARMC makes freely accessible the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. It allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization.