GIS & Geospatial BlogFarallon staff's thoughts on GIS & geospatial trends, location technologies and applications
“The single biggest benefit for us with Arches is NOT the compilation of the inventory of people, properties, etc. It is the way Arches connects ‘all to all’ so that when you search for and retrieve one person or item, you get everything connected to it.”
Creating and modifying resource graphs in Arches v3 required some technical expertise. But with Arches v4, using a simple interface, users can create completely new resources by selecting from a suite of graphs (each of which describes a set of related information, data entry forms, and report templates).
We work with the Getty Conservation Institute to create this Arches Demonstration Site to give anyone the opportunity to get a hands-on perspective of the Arches v3.0 platform without having to install the software.
Cultural heritage requires a more sophisticated way of thinking about cultural significance. It’s not necessarily the object that matters, it’s the relationship of that object to other things that matters. This is how we designed Arches.
Farallon is working with the Getty Conservation Institute to develop a software platform to manage, integrate, discover, and use digital information for restoration, conservation and understanding of works of art.
Farallon is hard at work with the Getty Conservation Institute on version 4 of Arches. Planned new features include mobile data collection, crowdsourcing data collection (think Waze), tile server for hi-res imagery and more.
Two natural disasters stirred a crowd sourcing initiative to create the Philippines Heritage Map, an online cultural repository that went live in September.
The Arches platform was designed with cultural heritage in mind, but it is easy to use the framework to create your own implementation to manage just about any type of data while leveraging the core data management capabilities.
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.
Philippine Heritage Map using Arches launches for inventory and management system of cultural properties and historic events around the Philippines.