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Christian Shepherd and Lillian Yang, “Extreme weather threatens the best-kept art of the ancient Silk Road,” Washington Post, July 16, 2023.

Cole Calhoun, “How African American Cemeteries Are Lost, Found, and Protected: Digital mapping tools help preserve Florida’s most vulnerable burial sites,” Getty News & Stories, February 9, 2022.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute Awarded Grant from Arcadia to Enhance its Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform,” Press Release, November 30, 2021.

Janine Mendes-Franco, “This open-source software is helping Barbados and Jamaica preserve their cultural heritage” Global Voices, March 21, 2021.

Jersey Heritage, “Jersey’s First Major Historic Environment Resource Goes Live” Press Release, May 18, 2020.

R. Daniel Foster, “L.A.’s historic assets get a groundbreaking boost,” Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2018.

Kieron Manning and Annabel Lee Enriquez, “Using modern technology to protect and plan for heritage places,” PBC Today, August 17, 2018.

“Arches: Building an Open-Source Community to Protect Heritage around the Globe,” The Getty, Summer 2018: 14-17.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute and City of Lincoln in England Announce Launch of Innovative Heritage Management System,” Press Release, May 17, 2018.

Stephen Cousins, “Arches underpins historic context,” RIBA Journal, November 28, 2016.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute, Historic England, and the City of Lincoln, England Announce Plans to Use Advanced Software to Help Manage England’s Cultural Heritage Places,” Press Release, November 16, 2016.

Mike O’Sullivan, “Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites,”, July 29, 2016.

“Arches,” The Getty, Summer 2016: 22-27.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund Launch Latest Version of Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System,” Press Release, May 5, 2015.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute and City of Los Angeles Launch HistoricPlacesLA, the First Comprehensive System Identifying Los Angeles’ Cultural resources,” Press Release, February 23, 2015.

Catherine Wagley, “Today’s Monuments Men Are on the Internet,”, February 7, 2014.

Getty Conservation Institute, “Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund Release Arches Software To Help Safeguard Cultural Heritage Sites Worldwide,” Press Release, December 4, 2013.

Jennifer Zaino, “The Arches Project Puts a Semantic and Geo-Spatial Spin on Cultural Heritage,”, April 4, 2013.

Adena Schutzberg, “The Arches Project: Turning Open Source GIS into a Heritage Inventory and Management System,” Directions Magazine, February 25, 2013.

Journal Articles

Alison Dalgity, David Myers, and Catherine Schmidt Patterson, “The Arches Platform: Bridging Heritage Pasts and Data-Rich Futures,” Conservation Perspectives: The GCI Newsletter, Fall 2022: 10-12.

Francisco Conejo-Arrabal, Francisco José Chamizo-Nieto, Nuria Nebot-Gómez de Salazar, and Carlos Rosa-Jiménez, “Methodology for mapping Intangible Cultural Heritage through webGIS integral platforms. La Fontanalla neighbourhood as a case study,” HERITAGE2022: International Conference on Vernacular Heritage: Culture, People and Sustainability, Valencia, Spain, September 2022: 729-736.

Xiaowei Wang, Yipu Gong, David Myers, and Shunren Wang. 2021. “Arches Dunhuang: Heritage Inventory System for conservation of grotto resources on the Gansu section of the Silk Road In China.” In ICOMOS/ISPRS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA): 28th CIPA Symposium “Great Learning & Digital Emotion,” 28 August–1 September 2021, Beijing, China, edited by A. Dang, A. Li, M. Hou, Y. He and H. Yan, 837-43. ISPRS Archives, vol. XLVI-M-1-2021.

Bojan Kastelic, et al., “Global Database of Early Watercraft: Beginnings, Development and Future Plans,” IKUWA6 Shared Heritage: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress for Underwater Archaeology, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, September 2020: 513-523.

Jihn-Fa Jan, “Application of Open-Source Software in Community Heritage Resources Management,” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 7, no. 11, 2018: 426.

Annabel Lee Enriquez, David Myers and Alison Dalgity, “The Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System for the Protection of Cultural Resources,” Forum Journal, National Trust for Historic Preservation, vol. 32, no. 1, 2018: 30-38.

Carrie Barton, Adam Cox, Sara Delgadillo Cruz and Janet Hansen, “Cultural-heritage Inventory Implementations: The Versatility of the Arches System,” APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology, vol. 48, no. 4, 2017: 19–28. (JSTOR access or account required)

Tim Williams, “Silk Roads in the Kingdom of Bhutan and the development of a national heritage inventory,” Archaeology International, 2017.

David Myers, Alison Dalgity and Ioannis Avramides, “The Arches heritage inventory and management system: a platform for the heritage field,” Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 2, 2016: 213-224.

David Myers, “Finding efficiencies and pooling resources to improve federal, state, tribal, and local heritage inventory systems,” With a World of Heritage So Rich: Lessons from Across the Globe for U.S. Historic Preservation in its Second 50 years, Washington, DC: US/ICOMOS; U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2016.

David Myers, Alison Dalgity, and Yiannis Avramides, “Arches: A Free Software Platform Purpose-Built for Cultural Resource Inventories,” The Alliance Review, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Summer 2016: 22-27.

Philip Carlisle, Ioannis Avramides, Alison Dalgity, and David Myers, “The Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System: A Standards-Based Approach to the Management of Cultural Heritage Information.” Paper presented at the CIDOC (International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums) Conference: Access and Understanding – Networking in the Digital Era, Dresden, Germany, 6-11 September 2014.

David Myers, Yiannis Avramides, and Alison Dalgity, “Changing the Heritage Inventory Paradigm: The Arches Open Source System,” Conservation Perspectives: The GCI Newsletter, Fall 2013: 4-9.

David Myers, Alison Dalgity, Ioannis Avramides, and Dennis Wuthrich, “Arches: An Open Source GIS for the Inventory and Management of Immovable Cultural Heritage,” in Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation: 4th International Conference, EuroMed 2012, Lemessos, Cyprus, October 29- November 3, 2012, Proceedings: 817-24 (2012).




Last updated:  July 2023