Arches: heritage inventory & management system - Installation Guide
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Arches: heritage inventory & management system - Installation Guide

Installation Guide

About the Book

About the Editor

Arches Project
Arches Project

Arches is an open-source, web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management. Purpose-built for the international cultural heritage field, Arches is designed to record all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings and other historic structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. The Arches project team uses Leanpub to prepare documentation to accompany the software.

More information about Arches is available on the project website

About the Contributors

Alexei Peters
Alexei Peters

Lead Web Developer

Dennis Wuthrich
Dennis Wuthrich
Adam Lodge
Adam Lodge
Rob Gaston
Rob Gaston
Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson
David Myers
David Myers
Koen Van Daele
Koen Van Daele
Alison Dalgity
Alison Dalgity
Yiannis Avramides
Yiannis Avramides
Edmund Lee
Edmund Lee
Phil Carlisle
Phil Carlisle

Table of Contents

  • Version
  • Acknowledgments
    • Contributors:
    • Cover image
    • Cover design
  • What is Arches? An overview
    • Key features
    • Application
    • Further information
  • Introduction
    • What do I need to know to use this guide?
  • Express Installation Guide
    • Before You Start
    • Option 1: Installing Arches on your own Computer
      • Step 1: Download the Arches VM
      • Step 2: Install VirtualBox
      • Step 3: Import the Arches VM
      • Step 4: Start the Virtual Machine
      • Step 5: Log on to the VM
      • Step 6: Start the Arches Server
      • A note on Ubuntu
    • Option 2: Installing Arches on the Amazon Cloud
      • Step 1: Set up an Amazon Account
      • Step 2: Get the Arches AMI
      • Step 3: Select the Arches Server Size
      • Step 4: Review the Arches Instance
      • Step 5: Create Key Pair
      • Step 6: Edit the Arches Server
      • Step 7: Configure HTTP Access on your Server
      • Step 8: Log on to Arches
  • Deploying Arches
    • Before you start
    • System Requirements
    • Arches and Cultural Heritage Standards
  • Step 1: Install Core Arches
    • Installation Options
    • Option 1: Install Arches on a Windows Server
      • Step 1: Download Arches
      • Step 2: Install PostgreSQL 9.x, PostGIS 2.x
      • Step 3: Install GEOS
      • Step 4: Install Python 2.7
      • Step 5: Install the latest Java Development Kit (JDK)
      • Step 6: Install Web Framework
      • Step 7: Install Arches
      • Next Steps
    • Option 2: Install Arches on a Linux Server
      • Step 1: Download Arches
      • Step 2: Install PostgreSQL/PostGIS
      • Step 3: Install Web Framework
      • Step 4: Install and Build Arches
      • Next Steps
    • Option 3: Install Arches on a Vagrant Virtual Machine
      • Step 1: Download Arches
      • Step 2: Install Vagrant
      • Step 3: Install VirtualBox
      • Step 4: Download Virtual Machine File
      • Step 5: Build Arches
      • Step 6: Start Arches
      • A Note on Vagrant
  • Step 2: Load Resource Type Definitions
    • What are Resources?
    • Arches Resource Type Categories
      • Heritage Resources:
      • Activities
      • Documents
      • Actors
    • Creating Your Own Resource Types
    • Loading Resources
      • Step 1: Select Resources to Load
      • Step 2: Load Resource Type Definitions
    • Next Steps
  • Step 3: Load Controlled Vocabularies
    • What are Controlled Vocabularies?
      • Thesauri
    • Default Authority Documents
    • Understanding the Structure of an Authority Document
    • Understanding Authority Document Values
      • What Value Types Can I Define?
    • Modifying the Default Authority Files
    • Loading the Controlled Vocabularies
    • Next Steps
  • Step 4 (optional): Load Data into Arches
    • Resources and Their Attributes
    • Creating a Data Load File
      • Adding Multiple Values to an Attribute
      • Attribute Goups
      • Which Attributes can be Grouped?
    • Loading the Data File
    • Next Steps
  • Step 5: Running and Configuring Arches
    • Running Arches
    • Arches Configuration
    • Managing User Accounts
      • Updating the Default Administrator Password
      • Adding a New Editor Account
    • Setting Default Map Settings
    • Managing Basemaps and External GIS Layers
      • Adding a new Basemap/GIS Service to Arches
      • Removing a GIS Map Service from Arches
    • Cosmetic Settings
      • Changing the Image on the Arches Splash Screen
      • Changing the Style of a Resource Layer
  • Using Arches
    • Backup Your Arches Database
    • Performance Tuning
    • User Guide
    • Feedback and Support

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