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Follow this page for news and updates on the Arches project, including announcements about planned releases, conferences, and training opportunities.

We’re moving Arches to GitHub !!

Please see Alexei’s post here.
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Implementation Considerations—A List

If you are thinking about implementing Arches, please check out our List of Implementation Considerations. This list was kindly created by Adam Cox based on his experience as a lone implementor of Arches in Louisiana. It is a living document that we hope will be updated and expanded as we all gain more experience with future implementations of Arches. Please take a look and let us know your thoughts.
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Arches Demonstration Video Now Available

In order to provide a general overview of Arches Version 3.0 and its capabilities, the Arches team has posted a short demonstration video about the platform on the See Arches! page on archesproject.org. Watch it here: Feel free to share this overview demonstration video with anyone who might be interested in the Arches platform, how it works, and the international standards and new semantic technologies it incorporat
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Videos available from press event announcing Arches v3.0

The release of version 3.0 of Arches was announced (and celebrated) at a press event that took place in New York on May 5, 2015, at the office of World Monuments Fund, on the 24th floor of the Empire State Building. Members of the cultural heritage community and the press attended the event, which focused on current uses of Arches and on the potential impact that it could have on the conservation of cultural heritage
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Join us in Asia to learn more about Arches!

We would like to invite you to attend any of three upcoming opportunities to learn about the Arches heritage inventory and management system. Information will include an overview of the Arches system and the new functionality available in version 3.0. There will be no attendance fee for any of the sessions, which are as follows:   SINGAPORE: Monday, August 24, 2015 Nanyang Technological University 10am – 3
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Arches v.3.0 Fact Sheet now available!

Read our latest Fact Sheet on Arches v.3.0 (2 pages; pdf)
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HistoricPlacesLA.org, powered by Arches v3.0, launches in Los Angeles

The largest implementation to date of the Arches open source platform, HistoricPlacesLA.org, the Los Angeles Historic Resource Inventory, was launched on February 24, 2015, at Los Angeles City Hall, marking an important milestone for the Arches project. It offers a preview of the powerful search capabilities that will be available in Arches v3.0, as well as cool features such as related resource graphs that allow use
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Arches In Progress: Shapefile Upload

Currently, the Arches project team is concentrating on finalization of v3.0 (see Roadmap). In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the documentation for the new shapefile upload functionality. It’s written by Cyrus Hiatt, one of our team members at Farallon Geographics, and outlines how incredibly easy the process will be! Uploading shapefiles into the Arches Version 3.0, Heritage Inventory Package (HIP) applic
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Arches v3.0 WILL BE AWESOME!

Please excuse our bloglessness! Many good intentions and some wonderful ideas, but short on ink to paper (or pixels to screen). Truth be told, we’ve been busy working on v3.0 and it is so much more than a mere update. Now that we are getting ready for the first testing cycle of the new and improved Arches (v3.0), it’s important to let everyone know how very fired up we all are about the new version and what you can l
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