Arches Events

The following is a listing of workshops, conference sessions, and other public events that feature information about the Arches platform. Events that are presented by the Arches team are denoted with an asterisk (*). If you would like to add an event to the list, please let us know via email (contact@archesproject.org) or via our Community Forum.

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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2022 - NAPC FORUM 2022, Cincinnati, USA

Annabel Lee Enriquez (Getty Conservation Institute), Dr. Angela Labrador (Coherit Associates), and Sara Delgadillo (Los Angeles City Planning) are scheduled to present a conference session titled “Arches for Historic Preservation: Inventories, Mobile Surveys, Review Processes, and Public Outreach and Educationon Sunday, July 17, 2022, 10:15-11:45am, during the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) FORUM 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

The session will give attendees a practical overview of how the expanded capabilities of the open-source Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform can help to manage cultural resources, using case studies and examples from the cities of Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco and organizations such as Preservation Utah and the Florida Public Archeology Network. Topics covered include: integration of survey data, essential preservation program workflows, synchronization with existing GIS and planning systems, and Arches as a tool for public outreach and education.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the basics of how organizations can deploy Arches to manage and, if desired, publish online inventory data on cultural resources, and new developments that enable better management of cultural resource data and processes
  2. Learn about how to integrate survey data collection with an Arches implementation.
  3. Learn about how to meet your program objectives by integrating and automating essential preservation processes with your Arches implementation through Arches Workflows.
  4. Learn about how Arches can integrate with existing planning systems through APIs, and specifically, about the new Arches Esri-link module which provides bidirectional publishing and editing between Arches and ArcGIS Pro.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit https://napcommissions.org/forum/

May 12, 2022 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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May 12, 2022 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote, 12-1pm PST

Participate in this community-led effort by learning about and discussing existing Arches implementations in the United States.

Zoom session link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85381517028?pwd=aGVaRlJmSE10RFA1ZXV3ZHUvTS9Rdz09

For more updates about the Arches US User Group, follow along on the Arches Community Forum.

Past Events

March 10, 2022 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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March 10, 2022 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote, 12-1pm PST

Participate in this community-led effort by learning about and discussing existing Arches implementations in the United States.

Zoom session link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85381517028?pwd=aGVaRlJmSE10RFA1ZXV3ZHUvTS9Rdz09

For more updates about the Arches US User Group, follow along on the Arches Community Forum.

October 6, 2021 - IPERION HS Workshop: An Update on Arches for Science, Remote

An Update on Arches For Science (IPERION HS Workshop) was presented by Catherine Patterson, Getty Conservation Institute and Dennis Wuthrich, Farallon Geographics on October 6, 2021.

This presentation was part of the IPERION HS Project Workshop: “Transatlantic Cooperation in Heritage Science”.

For more information about this workshop: https://www.iperionhs.eu/workshop-tra…

Website: https://www.iperionhs.eu/

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2021 - Arches Kubernetes Workshop: Second Session, Remote

Second meeting of the Arches Project Kubernetes Workshop hosted by Flax & Teal Limited on Thursday, September 2nd 2021.

For more information about these workshops: https://community.archesproject.org/t/kubernetes-meet-workshop/1100

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2021 - Arches UK Users' Group Meeting, Remote

Arches UK Users’ Group Meeting, held virtually on June 10, 2021.
Chair: Alastair MacIntosh, City Archaeologist, City of Lincoln Council
Vice Chair: Stuart Cakebread, Greater London Historic Environment Record (GLHER); Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service (GLAAS); Historic England

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

May 25, 2021 - Arches Kubernetes Workshop, Remote

Arches Project Kubernetes Workshop hosted by Flax & Teal Limited on May 25, 2021.

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2021 - Arches Project Community Call: Forum Transition to Discourse, Remote

Arches Project Community Call: Forum Transition to Discourse hosted on May 13, 2021.

This Arches Project Community Call presented the upcoming transition of the Arches forums from Google Groups to Discourse and discuss the ways the community can contribute.

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2021 - Arches CoSTAR Public Talk, Remote

CoSTAR Public Talk on Arches, presented by Dennis Wuthrich of Farallon Geographics and Annabel Enriquez of Getty Conservation Institute on Wednesday, May 12

This presentation was part of the Summer 2021 module of the Conservation Science Training and Research (CoSTAR) program, which was hosted by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (Harvard University) in partnership with the Harvard Global Research Support Centre in New Delhi and the Harvard Art Museums; and in association with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS Museum) in Mumbai. For more information about the CoSTAR program: https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/costar-program/

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2021 - Arches for Science CoSTAR Presentation, Remote

Arches For Science: Linking Data Through Technology presented by Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Getty Conservation Institute and Dennis Wuthrich, CEO of Farallon Geographics on May 12, 2021.

This presentation was part of the Summer 2021 module of the Conservation Science Training and Research (CoSTAR) program, which was hosted by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (Harvard University) in partnership with the Harvard Global Research Support Centre in New Delhi and the Harvard Art Museums; and in association with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS Museum) in Mumbai. For more information about the CoSTAR program: https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/costar-program/

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

 

 

 

April 7, 2021 - Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Part 4, Remote

Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Series Part 4: Information Architecture (April 7, 2021)

Intro to the Arches Platform is a four-part webinar series. This series is ideal for anyone interested in learning about and exploring the key capabilities, tools, concepts and software architecture of the Arches cultural heritage data management platform.

This webinar will focus on how the modular design of Arches allows for rapidly deploying applications that can help you manage valuable resource data. It will examine real-world examples of how resource models, report templates, plugins and workflows can streamline data presentation and management. The discussion will also explore how Arches can integrate with key technologies such as esri ArcGIS Pro, as well as how Arches can power real-time information dashboards to give users an up-to-the-minute picture of the state of their resources.

 

 

 

January 21, 2021 - Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Part 3, Remote

Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Series, Part 3: Data Technology Concepts (January 21, 2021)

Intro to the Arches Platform is a four-part webinar series. This series is ideal for anyone interested in learning about and exploring the key capabilities, tools, concepts and software architecture of the Arches cultural heritage data management platform.

This webinar includes information on data modeling and controlled vocabularies and explore how the underlying data structure and technologies of Arches can help support better search/discovery, interoperability, and data longevity.

 

 

 

December 4, 2020 - Arches Developer Meeting, Remote
December 4, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am PST

(Zoom login info can be found on the forum: https://bit.ly/36ta2mU)

Learn more about the following three Arches projects:

  • Warden: A new home for the Ancient Monument Index for England
    (Andrew Jones, Developer Team Leader, Historic England)
  • First Steps of Arches on Kubernetes
    (Sarah Byrne, Product Manager, Flax&Teal and Phil Weir, Director, Flax&Teal)
  • Heritage Monitoring: Florida Public Archaeology Network
    (Adam Cox, Owner, Legion GIS LLC)

Each of the presentations will be 30 minutes long with (time permitting) a chance to ask questions.

Zoom login info here: https://bit.ly/36ta2mU

November 20, 2020 - Arches Documentation Webinar, Remote
Arches Documentation Webinar hosted by Adam Cox, Legion GIS on November 20, 2020

Adam Cox provides a general overview of Arches Documentation, where it lives, how to use it, and ways to contribute.

Recording of this event is available on the Arches Project Videos page.

 

August 6, 2020 - Arches v5 Demo Site Webinar, Remote

Arches Version 5 Demo Site Webinar

Thursday, August 6, 2020

9:30am -10:30am (Pacific Time)

Tour the newly released Arches Version 5 demo site with the Arches team.

The newest version of the Arches demo site is now live and we want you to test drive it with us. During this webinar, Annabel Lee Enriquez (Arches Project team member), will guide you through the steps to effectively access, navigate and explore the demo site on your own. This webinar is ideal for anyone new to Arches, or current users wanting to test some of the new features in Version 5. 

Webinar Agenda:

1. About the Arches v5 demo site 

2. Registering for v5 demo access

3. Exploring Arches features using the v5 demo site: 

– mapping capabilities

– search

– exporting search results

– adding and editing resources

– adding new terms to the drop downs 

(with access to the Reference Data Manager)

4. Coming soon to the v5 demo site

5. Live Q&A

Link to register: https://getty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fQHN4x0qRYyPkrznkfxioA

February 26, 2020 - Arches v5 Webinar, Remote

Join the Arches Project team on Wednesday, February 26, at 9:30am (Pacific Time) to learn more about the recently released Arches Version 5.0.

This webinar preview will cover the following:

1. Important technology upgrades

2. Usability enhancements

3. New and improved features and enhancements, such as:

  • Workflows – Multi-step data management sessions that mirror business tasks
  • Plug-ins – Custom functionality and user interfaces
  • Task Manager/Notifications – Multi-use for managing long running tasks and alert users when results are ready

4. Version 5 benefits

5. Tips for migrating from v4 to v5

Plus, a live Q&A chat will follow the presentation.  To reserve your spot, sign up here:

https://getty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xw06wJlTSaOA4ZhYfTL01Q

December 11, 2019 - Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Part 2, Remote

Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Series, Part 2: Data Management Tools (December 11, 2019)

Intro to the Arches Platform is a four-part webinar series. This series is ideal for anyone interested in learning about and exploring the key capabilities, tools, concepts and software architecture of the Arches cultural heritage data management platform.

In this webinar, we demonstrate the various data management tools available to design and manage Arches. 

 

 

 

October 17, 2019 - Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Part 1, Remote

Intro to the Arches Platform Webinar Series, Part 1: Capabilities: Data Management Overview, Data Visualization & Discovery (October 17, 2019)

Intro to the Arches Platform is a four-part webinar series. This series is ideal for anyone interested in learning about and exploring the key capabilities, tools, concepts and software architecture of the Arches cultural heritage data management platform.

In this webinar, we explore the core capabilities of the Arches Platform through visuals and use cases from sample and existing Arches implementations.

 

 

 

August 14-15, 2019 - Arches Collector Webinar, Remote

The first Arches webinar dates are confirmed and we thank those who submitted questions and topic ideas in advance.  Your input and participation will help shape future webinars.  We hope you can join us!

Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (PDT)
  • Thursday, August 15, 9:30 am – 10:30am (PDT)

Webinar Agenda:

  • Topics:  Arches Collector – Mobile App Preview
  • Arches Q & A session

Please register here:  http://bit.ly/archeswebinar1

July 2019 - Community-based Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage using Photovoice & Arches, Seoul, Korea

July 2019 – Community-based Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage using Photovoice & Arches, by Angela M. Labrador, presented at “Protecting the Past for the Future: Digital Documentation as One of the Imperative Tools for Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” seminar at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul
Presentation by Angela Labrador of Coherit Associates LLC. This presentation discusses Arches for intangible heritage.

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/VCTQ3l6z1Ts?t=3010

Please note the discussion of Arches begins at the 50:10 time mark.

 

May 8, 2019 - CPF Conference, Palm Springs, USA

Arches will be featured at the 2019 California Preservation Conference workshop:  Hands-on with High-Tech Historic Survey Tools.  Join us at 1pm on Wednesday, May 8th!

Arches highlights at the workshop include:

  • Arches Collector – Preview Arches new mobile data collection companion app
  • Arches Case Study – Architectural Resource Group and Legion GIS will show how they integrated 3D data within their Arches implementation

Workshop Description:  This half-day, intensive workshop will dig deep into the latest reconnaissance survey applications used by professional preservation consultants and city planners, including time for hands-on trial runs with some of these programs. Attendees will learn the pros and cons of each technology, including functionality, user-interface, GIS integration, report production, data back-end, and cost. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and smartphones to test out some of most common survey applications, such as Arches, RuskinARC, ArcGIS’s Collector, and Survey 123.

For more California Preservation Conference information and to register, visit the conference page at https://californiapreservation.org/programs/conference/

March 30, 2019 - International Conference of National Trusts, Bermuda

International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is hosting the 18th International Conference of National Trusts in Bermuda and the Arches Project team will be presenting on Saturday, March 30th. For more information about the conference, visit the INTO Conference website.

March 29, 2019 - ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference, Salt Lake City, USA

Arches team member Annabel Lee Enriquez will take part in the panel, “Architecture Networks: Building Connections Between Collections,” on Friday, March 29 from 2:00pm to 3:20pm during the ARLIS/NA 47th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. For more information, please visit see the panel description on the conference website.

December 2018 - CAAUK Conference, Edinburgh, UK

December 2018 – CAAUK conference in Edinburgh- “Changing the game – managing data with the Arches platform”
Special FISH presentation by Phil Carlisle of Historic England. The aim of this session was to look at current initiatives that demonstrate the way standards are being developed and used to share, link, and engage users.

Watch presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yl2aQRE7bk

November 13-16, 2018 - PastForward 2018, San Francisco, USA

The PastForward 2018 Conference in San Francisco, from November 13-16, 2018, is the Arches Project’s last conference of the year. Come by and say hello to our team at our Arches space in the Market Street Foyer next to the registration area.

We’ve planned an Arches visual demo (Version 4) and prepared related materials for PastForward attendees.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and find out about the most recent Arches developments and roadmap. We hope to see you in San Francisco!

About PastForward 2018 

A conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places.

More than 1,600 attendees–preservationists, architects, planners, developers, environmentalists, students, and scholars–come together at PastForward to ask questions, challenge assumptions, debate solutions, and learn new skills and new approaches. Attendees come from all 50 states, as well as many who come from other countries.

For more PastForward 2018 Conference information and to register, visit the conference page at https://www.pastforwardconference.org

November 12-15, 2018 - Arches 4-Day Technical Training Course for Web Developers, Swindon, UK

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Arches 4-Day Technical Training Course for Web Developers

UPDATE: The course is full and applications are closed!

The Arches team at the Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to invite interested web developers to apply to attend an Arches 4-Day Technical Training Course for Web Developers from November 12-15, 2018 in Swindon, UK. The overriding goal of this training course is to give web developers the knowledge and skill set to customize and extend the core functionality of the latest release of the Arches platform.

The number of participants will be restricted to ensure maximum attention from the instructors. During the four days, topics such as the following will be covered:

Day 1/November 12 (Preparatory Sessions)

  • One-on-one Arches Installation Troubleshooting
  • Overview of the Django web framework in Arches
  • Arches’ use of Knockout.js in building the user interface
  • Deploying Arches

Days 2-4/November 13-15 (Web Developer Training)

  • Core technologies and architecture of Arches
  • Software development patterns and Arches’ code-base conventions
  • Understanding how to develop new or extend existing datatypes and their associated widgets
  • Implementing data validation and indexing as part of creating new datatypes/widgets
  • Developing Card Components as a means for manipulating data and implementing custom user interfaces
  • Working with geospatial data

* Note that the course will not cover general data modeling concepts, graph models or the intricacies of designing resource models in Arches, nor will it cover the CIDOC-CRM ontology. 

The Getty Conservation Institute will cover all costs for the development of the course and the creation of the training materials, which will be made freely available on the ArchesProject GitHub repository for the community to use.  We hope that community members will build on this repository to enhance and extend the course materials over time.  However, to recover some of the costs associated with holding the training course this November in Swindon, the GCI is asking participants to contribute £1500, which will include all instruction, coffee/tea breaks, and lunches for 4 days. A very limited number of scholarships may be available.

Summary

What: Arches 4-Day Technical Training Course for Web Developers
When: November 12-15, 2018
Where: Swindon, UK

Who should attend: Python/JavaScript web developers (preferably those who have had some exposure to Arches)

Cost: £1500, which includes 4-days of instruction, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch for 4 days.

Qualifications/How to apply: This course will be highly technical with hands-on coding, and all participants will need to be comfortable coding in Python and JavaScript in order to follow the instruction. Ideally, participants should already have some exposure to Arches prior to the course. If you meet those qualifications and would like to attend, please fill out the application form) by September 21, 2018. UPDATE: The course is full and applications are closed!

October 26-29, 2018 - Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo, San Francisco, USA

The Arches team will be at the Digital Heritage 2018 Conference in San Francisco from October 26-29, 2018.  The team will host a two-part workshop titled “Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform (Version 4.3)” on the morning of Friday, October 26 and participate on the Panel: “Get Connected – Semantically!” on the afternoon of Monday, October 29.

To register for the Digital Heritage 2018 Conference, visit the conference registration page at https://digitalheritage2018.ticketspice.com/digitalheritage2018

Workshop Part 1: Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform (Version 4.3) 
Friday, October 26, 9:00am – 10:30am

Topics include:

  • An introduction to Arches 4.3 end user features and functionality
  • Upcoming Features, including the Mobile Data Collection App and Mobile Survey Manager
  • The Arches Community and how to participate
  • Examples of Arches implementations by a range of heritage organizations and projects

Presented by Annabel Lee Enriquez, David Myers (Getty Conservation Institute) and Adam Lodge (Farallon Geographics, Inc).

Workshop Part 2:  Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform (Version 4.3)
Friday, October 26, 11:00am-12:30pm

Topics include:

  • An introduction to Arches 4.3 system administrator features and functionality, including the basic system architecture, configuration tools such as the Arches Designer, controlled vocabulary management using the Reference Data Manager, and securing access with the user profile manager and permissions controls.
  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including incorporation of international data standards, graphs, and controlled vocabularies.
  • Arches implementation considerations, including hosting, technical requirements, and service providers

Presented by Annabel Lee Enriquez, David Myers (Getty Conservation Institute) and Adam Lodge (Farallon Geographics, Inc).

Panel:  Get Connected – Semantically!
Monday, October 29, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Panelists will present individually and then participate in a round-table discussion open to public participation in order to explore the possibilities of connecting cultural heritage data semantically.

Arches team member Annabel Lee Enriquez will present “The Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform:  A case study in developing a semantically-enabled system for cultural heritage inventories and beyond”. 

October 18, 2018 - 2018 National Trust for Canada Conference, Fredericton, Canada

The Arches team will be presenting Arches Version 4 and the new online/offline Arches mobile data collection app (now under development) in a joint workshop with the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources titled “Implementing Heritage Surveys and Digital Inventories” on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9am – 4pm, during the 2018 National Trust for Canada Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit https://nationaltrustconference.ca/ (Super early bird rate ends August 13th.)

October 17, 2018 - Arches v4 Information Session, New York City, USA

The Arches team will be presenting Arches Version 4, including the new online/offline Arches mobile data collection app (now under development). This presentation will be on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 1pm – 3pm, hosted by World Monuments Fund at the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412, New York City. Space is limited and RSVP is required!

October 16, 2018 - Arches v4 Information Session, Philadelphia, USA

The Arches team will be presenting Arches Version 4, including the new online/offline Arches mobile data collection app (now under development). This presentation will be on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6pm – 8pm hosted by the Penn Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia. Space is limited and RSVP is required!

October 15, 2018 - Arches v4 Information Session, Washington, DC

The Arches team will be presenting Arches Version 4, including the new online/offline Arches mobile data collection app (now under development). This presentation will be on Monday, October 15, 2018, 4pm – 6pm, followed by a reception, hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Watergate building at 2600 Virginia Avenue NW, 11th floor, Washington, DC. Space is limited and RSVP is required!

October 4, 2018 - CIDOC Conference 2018, Heraklion, Crete, GR

A member of the Arches team will present “Arches Version 4: A case study in developing a modular semantically-enabled data management platform for ongoing documentation of all types of cultural heritage,” during the 26th annual CIDOC – ICOM Conference in 2018 (CIDOC 2018) in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The presentation will take place during “Session 1.5: Documentation Database Development” on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:30am – 1pm.

For information about the CIDOC 2018 conference, which takes place from September 29 through October 5, please visit www.cidoc2018.com

July 20, 2018 - NAPC FORUM 2018, Des Moines, USA

The Arches team will be presenting Arches Version 4 and the new online/offline Arches mobile data collection app (now under development) in a conference session titled “Survey and Inventory: Three Approaches to Collecting and Managing Cultural Resource Data” on Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:15-11:45am, during the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) FORUM 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit https://napcommissions.org/forum/

March 22, 2018 - CAA 2018, Tübingen, Germany

The Arches team will present “The Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform: A flexible and expandable open source system for cultural heritage inventories and beyond” at the 2018 CAA conference during the “Map management and Webgis applications for archaeological data base solutions” paper session (S27) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 1:45pm – 5:45pm. (Arches presentation scheduled after coffee break around 4pm.). See full CAA 2018 program here.

The 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international conference will be held between March 19th and 23th, 2018 at the University of Tübingen, Germany. For more information about the CAA Conference, including how to register, please visit http://2018.caaconference.org/

Paper abstract:
Arches began as a project by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund to create geospatially-enabled immovable heritage inventory software for cultural heritage organizations worldwide. In order to serve that goal and solve the problems often encountered by these organizations, one of the project’s design principles was that the system be as flexible and customizable as possible in order to adapt to different use cases worldwide. With the recent release of Arches Version 4, the platform has adopted a more modular system architecture with new features that make customization more accessible and new uses possible. For example, Arches v4 features an embedded map and tile server that gives organizations the ability to directly host their own map and satellite imagery tiles within Arches. The Arches Designer in Version 4 enables the dynamic creation of database schema using the platform’s interface. Specifically, the system’s data model can be defined with semantic metadata encoded (using an ontology, such as the CIDOC CRM), and data entry forms and reports can be specified based on that data model. In addition, other existing Arches features have been enhanced such as the geospatial and search interfaces and the Reference Data Manager, for managing controlled vocabularies. This paper will explore these features and as a result, how Arches v4 can accommodate archaeological datasets and also integrate them with other types of cultural heritage data.

February 9-10, 2018 - ISTAR-IUL Winter School 2018, Lisbon, Portugal (Workshop)

The Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISTAR-IUL) will be holding a Winter School on February 5-9, 2018, which will include a workshop on Arches led by Richard Jennings of Liverpool John Moores University from February 9-10, 2018. For more information about this workshop, visit https://istarwinterschool18.wordpress.com/wks03-inventarios-de-arquitetura/

For more information about the ISTAR-IUL Winter School 2018, including how to register, please visit https://istarwinterschool18.wordpress.com

December 13, 2017 - Cultural Resource Fund Site Gathering “Respecting Place”

December 2017 – Arches Presentation at the Cultural Resource Fund Site Gathering “Respecting Place”
Introduction presented by GCI Digital Project Specialist Annabel Lee Enriquez. Arches v4 demo presented by Farallon CEO Dennis Wuthrich. Conclusion presented by Annabel Lee Enriquez. Questions and answers.

The Arches team participated in this event in New Mexico, which brought together representatives from Tribes and Tribal Nations within the United States to learn about various geospatial and documentation technologies. The gathering was organized by the MICA Group, which administers the Cultural Resource Fund which provides funding support to Tribes and Tribal Nations and State Historic Preservation Offices in the United States for cultural and historic preservation projects. 

For the complete agenda: https://culturalresourcefund.org/respecting-place-schedule-and-videos/#agendaday2

 

 

 

December 10, 2017 - ICOMOS General Assembly 2017, New Delhi, India

Register for Arches Information Session at 2017 ICOMOS General Assembly, New Delhi, December 10

The Arches project would like to invite you to attend an information session during the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium that will provide an overview of Version 4 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features that ease customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs. The information session is hosted by CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation, and will take place at the India International Centre, Seminar Hall II, during 7:00–9:00pm on Sunday December 10, 2017.

To reserve your space, please sign up at: www.archesproject.org/arches-icomos-2017-information-session-registration. The information session is free of charge, although participants must be registered for the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, which has a registration deadline of October 31, 2017. Information on registration for the ICOMOS General Assembly is available at: http://icomosga2017.org/registration/

Members of the Arches project team will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, data modelling, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
  • System design and capabilities, including Version 4 system architecture, creating and managing data, geospatial layers, enhanced searching functionality, and reporting
  • Arches deployment considerations including platform installation and legacy data import, as well as new configuration tools, and customization of the platform through the new integrated Arches Designer
  • The forthcoming mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
  • The Arches community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world.

Arches is an innovative open source software system that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. It brings together a growing worldwide community of heritage professionals and IT specialists. Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement. For more information about Arches, visit: www.archesproject.org

   The Arches information session at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation.

 

December 5, 2017 - Linked Pasts III Symposium, Stanford, USA

The Linked Pasts III symposium takes place December 4-6, 2017 at Stanford University. As part of the “Case studies sharing and exploring cultural heritage data” session on December 5, 9:30-11am, Annabel Lee Enriquez, Arches team member at the Getty Conservation Institute, will be joined by the Getty Semantic Architect, Rob Sanderson, to present “The Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform: A case study in developing a semantically-enabled system for cultural heritage inventories and beyond.”

For more information about the Linked Pasts III symposium, including how to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linked-pasts-iii-new-voices-old-places-registration-35950529000

 

November 29, 2017 - The SF Django Meetup Group, San Francisco, USA

Database Design in Django & Arches: Deploying Custom Apps Without Custom Coding
The San Francisco Django Meetup Group
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6-8pm
Carta, 600 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Join Farallon Geographics developers, Rob Gaston and Jeffrey Munowitch, as they demo the Arches platform, outline the full technical stack, and discuss the decisions behind the technical development of Arches.

For more information: https://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Django-Meetup-Group/events/245111417/

November 14-17, 2017 - PastForward Conference 2017, Chicago, USA

The Arches team will be at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s conference, PastForward, in Chicago, from November 14-17, 2017.

  • On November 14, the Arches team will present on Arches Version 4 during the Preservation Leadership Training: GIS Concepts and Historic Preservation (PLT103) session. (Note: In addition to conference registration, there is a fee to attend this all-day training session. See link for more information.)
  • On November 16-17, the Arches team will be hosting a booth (#24) in the Preservation Studio, the conference’s exhibit hall.

For more information, including registration and schedule, about PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, please visit the conference’s website.

August 27, 2017 - CIPA 2017, Ottawa, Canada (Workshop)

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Workshop: ARCHES HERITAGE INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (VERSION 4.0)

This workshop will provide an overview of Version 4.0 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features with a focus on customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, graphs, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
  • System design and capabilities, including system architecture, creating and managing data, searching and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Arches deployment, including the new installation wizard, the new application configuration manager, the new user-profile and permissions manager, and customization of the platform through the new integrated graph manager
  • Features coming soon, including the new mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
  • The Arches community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects.

Presented by Alison Dalgity and David Myers (Getty Conservation Institute), and Adam Cox (Legion GIS)

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10am – 4pm (lunch provided) 
26th International CIPA Symposium, Ottawa: Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation
Ottawa, Canada

To register for the workshop, please fill out the Arches CIPA Workshop Registration Form. Workshop attendees must also register for the CIPA Symposium at http://cipaottawa.org/registration. For more information on the symposium, visit http://cipaottawa.org/.

May 12, 2017 - CPF Conference, Pasadena, CA, USA

In addition to the session described below, an Arches team member will be present at the Arches booth from Wednesday afternoon (May 10) to Friday morning (May 12). Come and say hi!

Session: From SurveyLA to Historic Places LA: A Case Study in Creating Historic Resources Inventories with Arches

SESSION DESCRIPTION: SurveyLA, Los Angeles’ citywide historic resources survey, wrapped up in February 2017. What lessons for other communities may be drawn from this precedent-setting initiative, and what are some of the challenges and opportunities to build upon survey information as a first step in creating a comprehensive historic resources inventory? Inventories are a critical tool to help communities manage information on historic resources over time and use this information in meaningful ways to inform planning policies, processes, and decisions. Session participants will provide an overview of SurveyLA, discuss the challenges and successes of the project, and showcase the diversity of resources identified by geographic distribution, time period, and contexts and themes represented. Using SurveyLA as a case study, participants will focus on the next steps in capitalizing on surveys to enhance local planning priorities, including the need for ongoing information management and online publishing. The presentation will cover the customization and implementation of the open source Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System as HistoricPlacesLA, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory. Participants will demonstrate enhancements to the Arches software included in version 4.0, such as the new mobile data collection app for completing field surveys, and provide an overview of other organizations that are implementing Arches.

MODERATOR: Ken Bernstein, Manager, Office of Historic Resources, City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources

SPEAKERS:
David Myers, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
Janet Hansen, Deputy Manager, City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources
Katie Horak, Principal, Architectural Resources Group
Kari Fowler, Senior Preservation Planner, Historic Resources Group
Sara Delgadillo Cruz, Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources
Teresa Grimes, Principal Architectural Historian, GPA Consulting

Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:45-5:15pm
42nd California Preservation Foundation Conference
Pasadena Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, CA

For more information on the conference, including how to register, please visit the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Conference webpage:
https://californiapreservation.org/education/conference/.

March 29 & 30, 2017, Arches 2-Day Workshop, Liverpool, UK (Workshop)

Workshop: Arches 2-Day Workshop in Liverpool

  For PDF version, click here.

Liverpool, UK, March 29 & 30, 2017 

Liverpool John Moores University

Introduction to Arches v4 and the new Arches Designer

Attend for one day or two

Day One (Wednesday, March 29):

What is Arches?
Topics to be covered will include:

  • An overview of Arches, including creation/management of data, search and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Controlled vocabularies; manage satellite/aerial imagery; import and export capabilities
  • Plans for a mobile data collection app and crowdsourcing tools
  • Customizations for the UK: compliance with MIDAS Heritage; a consultations module; and UK heritage vocabularies
  • How Greater London and Lincoln HERs are preparing for deployments of Arches, including costs and support options
  • Considerations for an Arches implementation
  • Other international implementations; the Arches community and how to participate
Day Two (Thursday, March 30):

Installation and Configuration of Arches (No software coding experience necessary using the new Arches Designer.)
Topics to be covered will include:

  • Arches download and installation
  • Hands-on comprehensive configuration of Arches
  • Arches database: graph/data structure (Arches Designer); thesauri management (Reference Data Manager [RDM])
  • Permissions/user-profile management, base maps and GIS overlays

When? Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and/or Thursday, March 30, 2017, both beginning at 10:30 (coffee/registration at 10:00); ending at 16:30.
Where? Liverpool Johns Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Cost? The workshop is free.
What’s included? Workshop with coffee and tea breaks; lunch; and an Arches community reception/dinner on March 29. A limited number of nearby hotel rooms are being held at a special rate on a first-come-first-served basis and must be booked early to get the special rate; prices range from £50 to £90 per night. (A list will be sent with confirmation.)
Skills required? For Day One, no prior knowledge of Arches; for Day Two, a general understanding of Arches (e.g., attendance on Day One) and intermediate computer skills, but no software coding experience for configuration sessions is necessary.
Who should attend? Heritage professionals in government, NGOs, or private business; academics interested in heritage research and teaching; IT professionals interested in supporting implementations of Arches.

A note for software developers:
If you are interested in the backend technical details of Arches, please submit the registration form to let us know your interests. Depending on the amount and types of interest received, we may be able to offer some developer-focused technical sessions.

Space is limited.
Preference will be given to those interested in deploying Arches for use in the cultural heritage sector.
Space limitations may prevent us from accommodating large groups from the same organization.

Arches™ is a modern open-source software platform that is purpose-built for the cultural heritage field and freely available for organizations to independently install to manage their inventories of cultural heritage places. For more information on Arches, please see: archesproject.org

The workshop is generously hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool,
and sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

  

March 13, 2017 - CAA 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Workshop)

WORKSHOP: How to Unlock the Potential of Heritage Data with Arches Version 4

This workshop will provide an overview of Version 4 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features with a focus on customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs for cultural heritage data management.

Topics covered will include:

    • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, graphs, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
    • System design and capabilities, including system architecture, creating and managing data, searching and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
    • Arches deployment, including the new installation wizard and customization of the platform through the new application configuration manager, the new user-profile and permissions manager, and the new integrated graph manager
    • Features coming soon, including the new mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
    • The Arches community, including how to participate
    • How Arches is being implemented by a range of organizations and projects, including for archaeological applications.

 

Arches is an innovative open source software system that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. It brings together a growing worldwide community of heritage professionals and IT specialists. Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement. For more information about Arches, visit: www.archesproject.org

Monday, March 13, 2017, 11am – 4pm (lunch provided) 
45th Computer Applications and Quantitive Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA

To register, visit the conference registration page at http://caaconference.org/registration/. For more information on the conference, visit http://caaconference.org/.

November 1, 2016 - APT San Antonio 2016, San Antonio, TX, USA

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“Using the Arches open source web application as a Cultural Resources Management Tool”
Presented by Carrie Barton, PRESERVE/scapes, and Adam Cox, Legion GIS

Paper Session CS2.1: Mapping Culture (Part 1)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9:45am – 11:15am
Association for Preservation Technology (APT) International Conference 2016
San Antonio, Texas

For more information, visit the APT San Antonio 2016 website.

October 23, 2016 - CA APA Conference, Pasadena, CA, USA

 

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“Paperless Preservation” 
Janet Hansen of the City of Los Angeles’ Office of Historic Resources will discuss the City’s implementation of Arches, historicplacesla.org, as part of a panel on how three Southern California communities are using technology to manage their historic resources.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 9:45am – 11:15am
American Planning Association California Conference 2016
Pasadena, CA

For more information, please visit http://www.apacalifornia-conference.org/

March 29, 2016 – CAA 2016, Oslo, Norway

March 2016 – CAA Oslo 2016 Presentation: “Endangered archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa: The development of a spatial database”
Presented by Richard Jennings

Watch presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bQakQOGH8

Presentation description: Archaeological sites across the Middle East and North Africa are under ever increasing risk from a range of threats such as growing population sizes, increased agricultural production, urban development, warfare and looting. The Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa project (Eamena), which is based at the University of Oxford and the University of Leicester and is supported by the Arcadia Fund, is in the process of recording endangered sites, many of them unrecorded, from across this region using satellite imagery and aerial photography. The project collaborates with cultural heritage institutions in different countries as well as scientific researchers and all people with a strong interest in the preservation of its rich archaeological heritage. In this presentation we discuss the development of the spatial database, which underpins the aims and objectives of the project. It is built using the Arches cultural heritage management system, a freely customisable open source software package that complies with to international recording standards. A number of key stages formed part of the database development, including setting out what types of data to record, what terms would make up the semantic vocabularies, ensuring that the structure conformed to CiDOC CRM standards, uploading of legacy datasets and the integration of satellite imagery. The aim is to produce a database that will be publically accessible and is designed to be used by a network of well trained staff in the region, with the skills to record and manage sensitive archaeological sites and landscapes, to ensure that the cultural heritage will be managed in the future.

May 5, 2015 - Arches v3.0 Press Conference, New York, USA

Arches event to launch Version 3 (May 5, 2015)

This event included four presentations. See below for recordings of each presentation (or view the full video playlist).

Opening Remarks: Press Conference Announcing Version 3.0 of Arches (1 of 4)
Opening remarks were delivered by Bonnie Burnham, President of World Monuments Fund, and Tim Whalen, Director of the Getty Conservation Institute. Bonnie Burnham discussed the benefits of cultural heritage inventories, while Tim Whalen outlined the history behind the development of the Arches system.

Video recording here: https://youtu.be/7_fzfWR3fJs

HistoricPlacesLA.org: Press Conference Announcing Version 3.0 of Arches (2 of 4)
Janet Hansen, Deputy Manager of the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, discussed the use of Arches for HistoricPlacesLA.org, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory. In addition to describing how the HistoricPlacesLA.org system works, Hansen also touched upon how the data is being used by the City to inform planning and policy decisions.

Video recording here: https://youtu.be/zHV0Kl6X4yE

Syrian Heritage Initiative: Press Conference Announcing Version 3.0 of Arches (3 of 4)
Arches is also currently in use by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Cultural Heritage Initiatives for Syria and Iraq through a cooperative agreement between ASOR and the U.S. Department of State. The ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives make use of available satellite imagery, news reports and social media, as well as on-the-ground informants to monitor and document impacts to heritage places in Syria and Iraq. Scott Branting, ASOR Director of Geospatial Initiatives, discussed how they have used Arches to compile those assessments within a comprehensive inventory that includes archaeological sites, historic buildings, museums, libraries, and archives.

Video recording here: https://youtu.be/sB3r2oQ2cH4

The Semantics Behind Arches: Press Conference Announcing Version 3.0 of Arches (4 of 4)
Dennis Wuthrich, CEO and Founder of Farallon Geographics, Inc., the firm contracted by the GCI and WMF to develop Arches, explained how Arches leverages new semantic and geospatial technologies to create a system that better manages cultural heritage inventory data.

Video recording here: https://youtu.be/h0cYko1APqE

March 26, 2013 - CAA 2013 - Perth, Australia

March 26, 2013 – Arches presentation at CAA 2013 in Perth under the subject area, “Open source methods and practices in heritage archaeology”

Presentation title: Arches: an open source, geospatial information system for heritage inventory and management

Presented by Yiannis Avramides, Arches project team member from the World Monuments Fund.

Video recording here: https://youtu.be/SIdRNPfHN1w