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GIS-based system for Monument data

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  • Alison Dalgity: Senior Project Manager, The Getty Conservation Institute,
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700. Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684. (T) 310.440.6208
  • Dennis Wuthrich, CEO, Farallon Geographics Inc,
    Company based in San Francisco, who is developing the software
  • A colleague from the World Monuments Fund, partner on the Arches project

I am a project manager at in Los Angeles and we are working on developing
We have recently met with Dominic Oldman at the British Museum and we've also spoken to Martin Doerr from FORTH, both of whom not only spoke highly of you, but suggested that you might be prepared to meet with us in order to discuss our project and possible cooperation in the future.

A meeting is setup Jan 8 at 4pm in Sofia.


Arches is an open source, geospatial system to help inventory and manage cultural heritage data, which the Getty Conservation Institute will make available to the CH field.

  • an earlier version was first deployed by the Jordan ministry of culture as MEGA Jordan
  • it was planned to be used in Iraq, but this was suspended because of the war
  • it is now used by Los Angeles, and

Arches is a significantly different and much improved and advanced version. See attached papers and brochure, which also give an idea about development plans

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