Category: Asset Management

How do you define significance in cultural resources management?

How do you define significance in cultural resources management?

For years Farallon has successfully designed and deployed geospatially-enabled asset management systems for utilities, highway maintenance, water treatment etc. But in the past few years we have taken on a new challenge – being the developers for the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund for an  inventory and management system for cultural heritage a.k.a. Arches. This has required an even more sophisticated way of thinking as well as more...
Arches Asset Management Framework Handles More than Just Cultural Heritage

Arches Asset Management Framework Handles More than Just Cultural Heritage

The Arches platform and Arches HIP (Historic Inventory Package) application are designed with cultural heritage in mind, but what if you want to manage other types of data? Arches Framework can manage any kind of asset or inventory Fear not, the application-style construction of Arches makes it possible to create your own implementation to manage just about any type of data while leveraging the core data management capabilities of...
Reference Data Manager for Geographical Hierarchies: What, Why, and How

Reference Data Manager for Geographical Hierarchies: What, Why, and How

Managing reference data — data that typically resides in “master” tables — has been the bane of many an application database. This is particularly true for hierarchical reference data such as product and geographic hierarchies. With Arches 3.0, we address this. Every Arches installation includes the Reference Data Manager (RDM) tool. The RDM is a powerful tool in the Arches stack that serves a couple key use cases. In the most...
Philippine Heritage Map cultural and inventory and management system powered by Arches

Philippine Heritage Map cultural and inventory and management system powered by Arches

The Philippine Heritage Map is an inventory and management system for cultural properties and historic events around the Philippines.  It is powered by Arches Heritage Inventory & Management System. Developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund with Farallon Geographics as the geospatial, UI and application design development team, the Arches project is an open source, web- and geospatially based information system designed to inventory and manage...
Arches v 3.0 to be mobile ready, support thesauri, drag-and-drop file upload, more

Arches v 3.0 to be mobile ready, support thesauri, drag-and-drop file upload, more

We’ve been hard at work on updating Arches, the Open Source, location-enabled asset inventory and management project. Arches is an incredibly robust and flexible framework that we have applied to solutions in physical asset management, document management and approvals, environmental management and of course, cultural heritage. The new Arches v3.0 coming out in February will add many capabilities to enable a wider audience to visualize resources and make decisions...
GIS and Big Data Visualization for Asset Management and Beyond

GIS and Big Data Visualization for Asset Management and Beyond

Over the last few years, the concept of “Big data” has become ubiquitous. Big data refers to the rapid growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured that can be analyzed to enable smarter business decision making. Most discussions assume that big data applies only to large enterprises or federal government organizations trying to cope with massive volumes of data. While volume can often be one component, a...