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.

For updates on Arches events, please like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or join our LinkedIn group.

Upcoming Events

November 28, 2023 - Arches UK Users' Group Meeting
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November 28, 2023 – Arches UK Users’ Group Meeting, 10:30 – 12:30am GMT

The Arches UK Users’ Group will meet virtually on November 28th at 10:30 – 12:30 Greenwich Meantime (GMT). The meeting will include presentations on: 

  • The QGIS plug-in for Arches

  • Arches Programmable framework for rules and permissions for users

  • FISH climate hazard vocabulary and a climate hazard recording page in Arches for HERs

A Q&A will be held at the end of the presentations. For more information on this gathering and how to join the Microsoft Teams link, visit the Community Forum: https://community.archesproject.org/t/arches-uk-user-group-meeting-28th-november-2023-1030-uk-time/2183

December 5, 2023 - Arches Webinar: Participating in the Arches Open-Source Community, 8am PST
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December 5, 2023 – Participating in the Arches Open-Source Community, 8am PDT

David Myers, member of the Arches Project team at the Getty Conservation Institute, will present a webinar on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 8am PST (US Pacific Time) / 4pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) that will cover a variety of ways to participate in and contribute as a member of the Arches open-source community. Andy Jones, Software Development Manager with Historic England, will also share his team’s experience at Historic England as an Arches implementer, and active community member and contributor. Immediately following the presentation will be a Q&A session on the webinar topics.

This webinar will include live captioning and will be recorded for later viewing.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/Arches_OSS_webinar2

January 11, 2024 - Arches US User Group Meeting
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January 11, 2024 – Arches US User Group Meeting, 12-1pm PDT

The January meeting of the Arches US User Group will tentatively include a demo/review of the upcoming Arches version 7.5.0 release. For more information on this gathering, please read the comments on this post: https://community.archesproject.org/t/arches-us-user-group-meeting-on-november-9-2023/2175

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.

March 20-22, 2024 - Arches Developer Meeting
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An in-person, 3-day meeting for Arches software developers has been set for March 20 – 22, 2024, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The meetings are intended for developers who have or are interested in submitting code to Arches and will include discussions and review of current capabilities, recent improvements intended to support growth and increase transparency, and forthcoming enhancements of the platform. The event will also feature breakout sessions for coding and documentation sprints. The meetings are free to attend. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Sign-up on the Community Forum; space is limited. 

Learn more about this event’s proposed agenda, which includes:

  • Presentations/Group Discussions
    • Arches in Action: presentations from members of the developer community that summarize an Arches application.
    • Managing the Arches Platform: discussion of the state of the Arches platform and recent improvements intended to support the dev community, foster growth, and increase transparency.
    • Community Suggestions/Feedback
    • The Future of Arches: summary of upcoming enhancements to Arches, upcoming key Arches projects that may provide insight into the near-term direction of Arches.
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Coding and documentation sprints
April 8, 2024 - Arches Workshops at CAA 2024

The Arches Project team will host 2 half-day workshops at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA) in Auckland, New Zealand on April 8, 2024.

The morning workshop, “Information Session on Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform,” will provide an overview of management of heritage data in Arches, deployment considerations and system design and capabilities, the forthcoming Arches for Science, the Arches open-source community, and how Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world.

The afternoon workshop, “Data Modeling and Controlled Vocabulary Management Using Arches,” will highlight how Arches can accommodate an organization’s or project’s use case through data modeling and controlled vocabulary management with no coding via interface tools within Arches. Learning objectives of the workshop will include:

  • Learn how to model data within Arches using the Arches Designer, including how to incorporate semantic metadata and controlled vocabularies
  • Examine examples of data models (or resource models) from existing Arches implementations
  • Learn how to manage and organize controlled vocabularies within Arches using the Arches Reference Data Manager
  • Learn how to use Arches Modeling Resources, including the Package/Project Library, to find and leverage the modeling work of others in the Arches community to create your own models
  • Understand the role of the Arches Resource Modeling Working Group and how you can be involved in the Arches community as it relates to data modeling
  • Learn about the latest developments regarding the new Arches Reference Data Manager, which will include many enhancements and new features for the management of controlled vocabularies.

Visit the full conference website for more information. Registration for workshops will open in December 2023. Stay tuned to the Arches Project social media pages for updates.

Past Events

November 9, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid
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November 9, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid, 12-1pm PDT

The November meeting of the Arches US User Group will tentatively include a resource modeling presentation/discussion. For more information on this gathering (which will be a hybrid meeting), please read the comments on this post: https://community.archesproject.org/t/arches-us-user-group-meeting-on-september-14-2023/2105/2

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.

September 14, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid
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September 14, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid, 12-1pm PDT

The July 13th meeting of the Arches US User Group will tentatively include a demo of HistoricPlacesLA updates. For more information on this gathering (which will be a hybrid meeting), please read the comments on this post: https://community.archesproject.org/t/arches-us-user-group-meeting-on-july-13-2023/2045/2

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.

September 13, 2023 - Arches Webinar: Demonstration of the Greater London Historic Environment Record (GLHER) Online
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September 13, 2023 – Demonstration of the Greater London Historic Environment Record (GLHER) Online, 8am PDT

Stuart Cakebread, Greater London Historic Environment Record Manager at Historic England, will present a webinar on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 8am PDT (US Pacific Time) / 4pm BST (British Summer Time) that will provide an overview and demonstration of Historic England’s implementation of Arches for the Greater London Historic Environment Record (GLHER), including addressing the following topics:

  • Demonstrate GLHER Online’s custom workflows for processing consultations related to archaeological impact assessments
  • Demonstrate link between Arches and ArcGIS Pro 
  • Discuss the modifications Historic England is contributing to Arches, which used in Arches for HERs
  • Explain how work on GLHER Online is resulting in a new Arches package called Arches for HERs that is purpose-built for UK Historic Environment Records (HERs) and any organization that conforms to the standards specified by the Forum for Information Standards in Heritage (FISH), including MIDAS Heritage

Immediately following the presentation will be a Q&A session on the webinar topics.

This webinar will include live captioning and will be recorded for later viewing.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/GHLER_Demo

August 31, 2023 - Arches Information Session at ICOMOS 2023

The Arches Project will be hosting an information session about Arches Version 7 on August 31, 2023 at 14:30 AEST as part of the 21st ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Sydney, Australia. The event is scheduled to be held from 14:30 to 17:00 at the BIG DIG Archaeology Education Centre located at the Sydney Harbour YHA. The information session is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation.

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 modeling, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services and GIS applications
  • System design and capabilities, including Version 7 system architecture, creating and managing data, geospatial layers and integration with ArcGIS Pro, enhanced searching functionality, and reporting
  • Arches deployment considerations including platform installation and legacy data import, as well as new configuration and localization tools, and customization of the platform through the integrated Arches Designer
  • The forthcoming Arches for Science to manage heritage science data
  • The Arches open-source community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world.
This session is complimentary to ICOMOS General Assembly delegates. To attend the 23rd ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, register by the standard registration deadline of August 24, 2023. Learn more about the side events here: https://icomosga2023.org/side-events-sydney/
 
For those not attending the ICOMOS General Assembly but interested in the Arches info session, please sign-up on our website: https://bit.ly/ICOMOS2023. Please email contact@archesproject.org with inquiries about connecting with the Arches Project team in Sydney.
August 28, 2023 - Arches Project Presentation in Canberra
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Members of the Arches Project team from the Getty Conservation Institute and Farallon Geographics will be delivering a presentation about the current status of the open-source Arches Heritage Data Management Platform on August 28, 2023 17:00 and 18:30 AEST in Canberra, Australia. The event will be hosted by GML Heritage and the Australian Institute of Architects at their office located at 2A Mugga Way, Red Hill ACT. 

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of management of heritage data in Arches, including semantic data modeling, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services and GIS applications
  • Creating custom workflows, such as for heritage impact assessments
  • Data discovery, visualization, and reporting 
  • Arches deployment considerations including legacy data import, configuration and localization, and customization of the platform through the integrated Arches Designer
  • The forthcoming Arches for Science to manage heritage science data
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world
  • The Arches open-source community, including how to participate.

The presentation will be followed by time for questions. Light refreshments will be provided. To register for this presentation, please visit: https://forms.gle/UVj8xhMQijEjFeTJA

August 9, 2023 - Arches Webinar: Introduction to Open-Source Software Projects
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August 9, 2023 – Arches Webinar: Introduction to Open-Source Software Projects, 9am PDT

Karl Fogel and James Vasile, Partners at Open Tech Strategies, will present a webinar on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9am PDT (US Pacific Time) / 5pm BST (British Summer Time) that will provide an introduction to the workings of open-source software (OSS) projects, including addressing the following topics:

  • Explain what OSS is
  • Discuss benefits of OSS to you: investment; the power of multi-organization open-source collaboration
  • Explain the implications of the Arches OSS license
  • Touch on what is OSS governance.

Immediately following the presentation will be a Q&A session on the webinar topics.

This webinar will include live captioning and will be recorded for later viewing.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/Arches_OSS_webinar

July 13, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid
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July 13, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Hybrid, 12-1pm PDT

The July 13th meeting of the Arches US User Group will tentatively include a share of modeling resources. For more information on this gathering (which will be a hybrid meeting), please read the comments on this post: https://community.archesproject.org/t/arches-us-user-group-meeting-on-may-11-2023/1954

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.

June 25-30, 2023 - Arches Exhibition Booth at the CIPA 2023 Symposium

The CIPA 2023 symposium (Documenting, Understanding, Preserving Cultural Heritage: Humanities and Digital Technologies for Sharing the Future) will be held from June 26-30th in Florence, Italy. The Arches Project will host an exhibition booth during the Technical Exhibition portion of the gathering. More details about the exhibition booth to come.

Read about the conference here: https://www.cipa2023florence.org/home

May 11, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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May 11, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote, 12-1pm PST

The May 11th meeting of the Arches US User Group will tentatively include a development roadmap and modeling conversation.

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.

April 20, 2023 - "Choose Your Own Adventure" workshop at the CA Preservation Conference

The Arches Project will present a special event, “Choose Your Own Adventure, Arches Edition” at the California Preservation Conference in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, April 20th from 13:30 – 16:30 PST.

In this workshop, speakers Annabel Lee Enriquez (Getty Conservation Institute), Sara Delgadillo (Los Angeles City Planning – HistoricPlacesLA), Galen Mancino (Arches Service Provider – HistoricPlacesLA), Maggie Smith (San Francisco Planning Department), and Adam Lodge (Farallon Geographics) will share how Arches implementations (and upcoming Arches updates) can collect stories from communities and share and manage cultural resources. After presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on data collection using a custom Arches Workflow and contribute information to SF Survey before coming together to discuss.

Visit the conference website to register and learn more: https://californiapreservation.org/programs/conference/

April 4, 2023 - Arches Roundtable Session at CAA 2023

The Arches Project team will host a roundtable, entitled “Building a Collaborative & Interoperable Information Ecosystem: A conversation to bridge archaeological data systems and infrastructures” at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA) in Amsterdam on April 4, 2023 at 15:30 CET. This session will explore ways to foster a richer and more collaborative information ecosystem in archaeology. Questions to be explored include:

  • Where might there be areas of complementarity that can be further developed?
  • Can we promote workable more modular design practices so we can develop and share useful components across different projects? Would this help address “not invented here” disincentives to build upon each other’s efforts?
  • What roadblocks may exist in establishing greater interoperability?
  • What opportunities can be explored for collaborative partnerships?
  • What lessons can we learn from one another? And, how can we collaborate and leverage the strengths and roles of each system to better serve archeological management and research, and cultural heritage in general?

Visit the full conference website for more information and view the schedule here: https://2023.caaconference.org/programme/conference-schedule/

March 10, 2023 - Arches Presentation at Southern California Linux Expo 2023 (SCALE 20x)

Annabel Lee Enriquez (Getty Conservation Institute) and Rob Gaston (Farallon Geographics) will present “Opening access to our shared past: the Arches open source FAIR data management platform” as part of the Open Government track at the the 20th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLe 20x) in Pasadena, California. This session will occur on March 10, 2023 at 10am PST and will focus on the technical aspects of ensuring open access to data in government through the Arches platform.

Learn more about the Expo and the details of this Arches session: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/20x/presentations/opening-access-our-shared-past-arches-open-source-fair-data-management

March 9, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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March 9, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote, 12-1pm PST

Participate in this community-led effort by learning about and discussing existing Arches implementations and development in the United States. The March 9th meeting will tentatively include a tour of the next Arches release version 7.3, a development roadmap and modeling conversation, and a demo of the Survey Unit Field Workflow and Community Input Workflow for SF Survey.

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.

February 23, 2023 - ICCROM Webinar: Information Data Management and Cultural Heritage

Annabel Lee Enriquez (Getty Conservation Institute) will take part in the webinar and panel discussion, “Information Data Management and Cultural Heritage,” hosted by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), on Thursday, February 23, 2023, 15:00 – 16:30 (CET). 

This webinar will bring together experts to discuss the challenges and potential solutions involved in creating and managing a cultural heritage database. Registration is mandatory and free. For more information, please visit: https://www.iccrom.org/events/information-data-management-and-cultural-heritage

January 12, 2023 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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January 12, 2023 – Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote, 12-1pm PST

Participate in this community-led effort by learning about and discussing existing Arches implementations and development in the United States. The January 12th meeting will include a discussion on ways to collaborate on the development of new Arches features and resources.

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.

December 7, 2022 - Arches Webinar: Internationalization and Localization
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December 7, 2022 – Arches Webinar: Internationalization and Localization, 8am PST / 4pm GMT

Alexei Peters, Director of Web Development at Farallon Geographics, will present a webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 8am PST (US Pacific Time) / 4pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on the Arches Version 7 internationalization features, which are courtesy of the generous support of the Arcadia Fund in London. He will also discuss the basics of how to localize an Arches implementation. Immediately following the presentation, Dennis Wuthrich, CEO of Farallon Geographics, will join the webinar for a Q&A session on the webinar topic as well as any other technical questions. 

This webinar will include live captioning and will be recorded for later viewing. 

Registration required: https://bit.ly/webinar-20221207

December 2, 2022 - Symposium: War on Culture/War on Memory, Los Angeles, USA

Arches team member David Myers will be presenting “The Arches Heritage Data Management Platform: A Tool for Informed Heritage Management” on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 12:20pm PST at the UCLA symposium and film viewing, “War on Culture/War on Memory: Ukraine, Bosnia and the Global Defense of Heritage,” held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

The symposium and film viewing is devoted to the urgent question of the destruction and preservation of cultural heritage in time of war and is presented by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS). For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/event/15842

November 10, 2022 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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November 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 12, 2022 - Webinar: Arches for Outreach and Education: 8 Ways to Engage the Public
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October 12, 2022 – Webinar: Arches for Outreach and Education: 8 Ways to Engage the Public, 8am PDT

Dr. Angela Labrador of Johns Hopkins University and Coherit Associates will present a short webinar, titled “Arches for Outreach and Education: 8 Ways to Engage the Public.” This presentation will explore both existing and potential ways Arches can be used to engage user communities, and includes a Q&A session with Dr. Labrador on the topics discussed. The webinar will also be recorded for later viewing.

Registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xETB-uK8TOqZFGpsO84gSA

September 8, 2022 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
September 8, 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.

August 4, 2022 - Community Call: Arches v7 Preview

Join Dennis Wuthrich (@dwuthrich) as he leads an informal discussion on the soon-to-be-released Arches Version 7 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8am Pacific Time. All are welcome to take part and to ask Dennis anything about the new release, new features, migration and upgrade from previous versions, and the differences between v6 and v7. For more information about Arches v7, please visit the Roadmap and Releases page on the Arches Project website.

To join the call, use the following Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89737673495?pwd=TDJqUXpPSzljeC9QMCtEYk9RSDNMdz09

If you are unable to attend, the community call will be recorded and you can reply to the post on the Community Forum to submit questions that you would like addressed during the call. 

July 17, 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/

July 14, 2022 - Arches US User Group Meeting, Remote
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July 14, 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.

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.

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

Last updated: September 2023