Arches Geospatial Asset Management System Tailored to Cultural Heritage Goes Live for Early Access
Posted on January 30, 2013 by Joe Metro
I'm pleased to announce that the cultural heritage project Farallon has been helping the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund to build is now live for early access!
Arches is an open source, geospatial asset management system specifically tailored to the needs of the international cultural heritage field. It can inventory and document all types of immovable heritage, including buildings and other structures, cultural landscapes, heritage ensembles or districts, as well as archaeological sites.
Update Feb 25, 2013: Directions Magazine has published an article about Arches and its uses as both a technical and business solution.
We designed arches to effectively address the following cultural heritage requirements:
- Identification and inventory
- Research and analysis
- Monitoring and risk mapping
- Determining needs and priorities for investigation, research, conservation and management
- Planning for investigation, conservation, and management activities
- Raising awareness and promoting understanding among the public, as well as governmental authorities and decision makers
Arches is an evolution of our earlier work designing and developing MEGA and shares many of the same fundamental strengths including being: open source, standards-based, adaptable, multi-lingual and user-friendly for desktop, web and mobile workflows.
Below is the announcement:
Tags: Asset Management, Cultural Resources, Open Source