Category: Cultural Resources

Want to get hands-on with Arches without installing any software?

Want to get hands-on with Arches without installing any software?

Want to get hands-on with Arches and play around with editing data and vocabularies, but aren’t yet ready to install the software? Check out our Arches Demonstration Site.  We worked with with the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund to create this demo site to give any user the opportunity to get a hands-on perspective of the Arches v3.0 platform without having to download and install the Open Source Arches software. Unregistered users can...
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...
Geospatial tech to help art restoration, analysis and conservation

Geospatial tech to help art restoration, analysis and conservation

During an art analysis or restoration campaign, conservation scientists and art historians generate an enormous amount of data about an object or artist. This include digital images, spectral analysis as well as written observations. This information is used to drive conservation / restoration programs as well as inform historic, artistic and cultural interpretations. However because there is not a standard system for comparing all data relating to an object...
What to expect in Arches v4.0 – mobile data collection, crowdsourcing, tiles

What to expect in Arches v4.0 – mobile data collection, crowdsourcing, tiles

Farallon is hard at work with the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund on Version 4 of Arches, an open-source geospatially enabled information system designed to inventory and manage all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings, structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. Farallon customizes Arches to manage just about any type of data from cultural resources and cultural heritage to projects for environmental, agricultural, natural resources, utility system networks, water treatment plants and...
Natural disasters inspire Philippines to use Arches to preserve cultural heritage

Natural disasters inspire Philippines to use Arches to preserve cultural heritage

Two natural disasters stirred a crowd sourcing initiative to create the Philippines Heritage Map, an online cultural repository that went live in September.   The map project is an inventory and management system for cultural properties and historic events around the Philippines, powered by theArches which was developed by Farallon Geographics for the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund. It is maintained by the local stakeholders, government units,...
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...