Category: Developers

How to Create Resources in Arches 4 Cultural Heritage Management Software

How to Create Resources in Arches 4 Cultural Heritage Management Software

In this post, I’d like to give you a quick step-by-step walkthrough of how to model and create useful data in Arches 4. Branches, Resource Models and Resources Before we dive in, let me define a few terms: “Branches” are partial data model graphs used for modeling data in Arches; they are not entities which collect data themselves, but rather define groups of modeled data that can be used to...
Arches 4 Lets Developers Create Custom Reports for Cultural Heritage Management

Arches 4 Lets Developers Create Custom Reports for Cultural Heritage Management

In my last post, I talked a bit about how developers will be able to enhance their Arches 4 implementations by developing custom widgets and datatypes, and building the forms that allow users to reconfigure them. Arches 4 uses a similar pattern for building Resource Model reports: Arches 4 will ship with a number of prebuilt report templates that users can select for use as a Resource Model report....
Developers Can Add Their Magic to Arches 4 With Custom Widgets and Data Types

Developers Can Add Their Magic to Arches 4 With Custom Widgets and Data Types

Arches 4 is going to include lots of new features that allow everyday users to create graphs, forms and reports without having to write code. This means that many of the tasks which previously required a developer can be done by cultural heritage experts without the need for technical expertise. It also means that customizing your Arches implementation will be much easier. There’s still opportunity, however, for developers to...
Resource Graphs in Arches v4  Cultural Heritage Software

Resource Graphs in Arches v4 Cultural Heritage Software

Getting Ready for Arches v4 If you’ve been following the Arches Project, you know that it’s an ambitious bit of software.  Arches allows you to build rich, interoperable, and geospatially sophisticated inventories of cultural heritage. If you’ve already worked with Arches v3, you know that it takes a real commitment to master all of its capabilities.  Things like creating resource graphs (the way cultural heritage data records, or “resources”, are...
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...