Hi Stuart, and welcome to the Arches group! We are now up to 328 members 
from around the globe with a shared interest in the Arches project. There's 
a good mix here of deep technical expertise and heritage people with 
real-world problems that Arches just might help with, so do feel free to 
post any questions, or tell us more about your projects as they develop. 
You are sure to find a willing listener, and often a helpful answer.

All good wishes


On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 4:36:59 PM UTC+1, Stuart Cakebread wrote:

> Hi Ed and everyone else,
> I work in cultural resource management, managing the historic environment 
> record (HER) for Greater London.  Prior to this I've worked in other HERs 
> in England, and for the Council for British Research in the Levant in 
> Jordan and Syria.
> What is your interest in Arches?
> I'm working on a project with the GCI and another English HER to develop a 
> new heritage management system using Arches that we and other HERs could 
> use.  In London we are keen to extend use of the HER beyond just the GLHER 
> team, but out to our colleagues in the London boroughs, to heritage 
> professionals, and to the general public, whether for interest or as 
> volunteers.  I've used relational databases and ArcGIS, but I think open 
> source systems have a lot of potential, and they are something I've not 
> used before.  
> Where am I working?
> Usually in Holborn, in the Historic England London Office, but to day at 
> home in Sittingbourne, Kent
> What can I see out of the window?
> I can see what's left of my vegetable patch after the slugs have munched 
> their way through it.  Heritage wise, If I had x-ray vision and could see 
> through my dining room wall I would be looking at the Grade II listed 
> former Borden School, and before that agricultural college, and in the 
> evenings, when the wind is in the right direction I can hear the bells of 
> St Peter & St Paul's Borden (
> https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1185731).
> Sorry for the short hello, but the school pick-up run beckons!
> Regards,
> Stuart 
> On Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 4:29:37 PM UTC+1, Edmund Lee wrote:
>> Hello all, ... and welcome in particular to those who have joined the 
>> Arches Discussion Forum recently.
>> This online group was initially set up for the project team, and has just 
>> recently been opened up as the public, so some of us haven't met before. 
>> How about we all share a bit of background, just like we would if we were 
>> meeting in the real world? If that sounds good to you, reply to this thread 
>> and share with the group some or all of the following:
>>    - what is your interest in Arches?
>>    - where in the world are you working?
>> and, just to make it a bit more fun,
>>    - what can you see out of the window? Is there any heritage in your 
>>    view?
>> I look forward to getting to know everyone a bit better!
>> Ed

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