Arches Project recognized as one of Planetizen Top 10 Best Planning, Design, Development websites
By Farallon Geographics Team on September 24, 2014
Every year, Planetizen recognizes ten websites as the best online resources for urban planning, design, and development. This year the Arches Project received the honor.
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 all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings, structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. It is a solution that is both applicable and relevant to a broad spectrum of heritage organizations all over the world, while also incorporating complex functions such as semantic ontology, graph database, elastic search and built-in mechanisms to enforce data standards.
Arches is currently in large-scale application for the city of Los Angeles’ Survey L.A. effort as well as the Kingdom of Jordan.
Arches project has been accepted into Google Summer of Code!
By Farallon Geographics Team on February 26, 2014
Farallon Geographics applied to Google Summer of Code for the Arches project (ArchesProject.org). We are excited to announce that we have been approved to be a mentoring organization!
We are looking forward to an exciting summer with awesome contributions from students from the international community.
What is Google Summer of Code?
Google invites students from all over the world, to come up with interesting, non-trivial problems/solutions or enhancements for some of the most important open-source projects and work on them over the summer. Participants get support from the community plus a mentor who and acts as their primary guide to help them stay on track to meet their goals.
Farallon mentors and subject area resources
How to get involved
First, review the 'Ideas for Improving Arches' project ideas page. The ideas there are meant as starting points. Students are encouraged to review these ideas in much more detail and then give their suggestions and even detailed plans on how they want to proceed. Feel free to add your ideas to list in the Arches community discussion forum.
What skills are needed to work on these ideas?
Farallon knows that students love Open Source software, maps and flip flops. The Arches project and the Google Summer of Code could be your ticket to summer paradise.
About the Arches Project
Arches is a modern, user-friendly, open source information system created to help organizations inventory and manage heritage places of all types. It is a solution that is both applicable and relevant to a broad spectrum of heritage organizations all over the world, while also incorporating complex functions such as semantic ontology, graph database, elastic search and built-in mechanisms to enforce data standards.
Arches V1.0 released - open-source geospatial system for cultural heritage inventory management
By Farallon Geographics Team on December 04, 2013
The Getty Conservation Institute, World Monuments Fund and Farallon Geographics are excited to announce the release of version 1.0 of Arches, a modern, user-friendly, open source information system created to help organizations inventory and manage heritage places of all types.
For those seeing Arches for the first time, the clean and elegant Arches interface might seem a bit simple on the surface. However, looks can be deceiving. Arches is a solution that is both applicable and relevant to a broad spectrum of heritage organizations all over the world, while also incorporating complex functions such as elastic search and built-in mechanisms to enforce data standards. For example, the incorporation of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) enables powerfully effective searches within, as well as between, data sets. It also facilitates data migration to newer systems and aids in the preservation of data over time.
For more information about Arches, read the feature article: “CHANGING THE HERITAGE” (pdf).
The focus now is to build and expand the Arches community to ensure that the system grows and reaches its full potential. You can be a part of Arches’ open source development by sharing your feedback and questions on the Arches community forum, spreading the word throughout the heritage community, making contributions to the Arches code, and/or thinking of other ways to become involved.
Visit The Arches web site to get involved and learn more.
See Arches 1.0 press release for a general overview.