Requirements for Adopters
Adopters will need to identify a server to host the application and should expect to engage the services of a qualified database administrator or manager to maintain it. Institutions adopting Arches may need to customize the software to meet their particular needs and to address specific geographic, cultural, and administrative contexts. System customization will require expertise in the open source tools that have been used to build the system and an in-depth understanding of GIS and data management. This expertise can be supplied from within the deploying organization or by an outside vendor.