Preservation professionals now have a technology tool designed for them.

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The buildings should be old. Not the tools we use to protect them.

The buildings should be old. Not the tools we use to protect them.

Historic Buildings. Sites. Structures. Objects.

"This web-based cultural resource inventory management system is perfect for SHPO-level information or historic preservation planning -- Fred Rogers, City Manager

Nothing to download or install.

Log in and start building a full-featured database of historic resources complete with live maps.

1. Hit the field with your smartphone or tablet

Architectural field survey

2. Point & click to capture details, photos, & maps

Architecture, styles, construction dates, materials, eligibility, and more

3. Enjoy your interactive maps & reports

RuskinARC organizes your output


What are the benefits?

Capture architectural and historic details simply.

Just click or touch to record styles, dates, details, significance, eligibility, and more. Enter building and district information and see it instantly on a map.

Survey hundreds of buildings in half the time.

Respond quicker to preservation emergencies and changes in the built environment. Work faster with your community, planners, and projects.

Save money on reporting, survey forms, and field work.

Cut your time spent on surveys, forms, reports, mapping, and documentation without the need for expensive software, installation, or data experts.

Grab real-time data in the field.

Use iPads or smartphones to collect street-level data including photos, details, materials, and more. Everything you need for successful surveys, designations, and planning work.

Connect with planners and the public.

Show the world your historic properties with interactive maps and photo galleries for greater outreach and engagement. Or export all your data for GIS, planning agencies, survey, compliance, or designations.

Made for preservation professionals.

Control your data, survey teams, and volunteers while working smarter to shape your community’s future. Dedicated to the needs of preservationists, city planners, CRM firms, Main Streets, and economic development pros.

Create a living catalog, not a dead report.

Stay up-to-date with collections of your historic resources. Interactive maps and "smart" text descriptions are based on the data you put in. Make re-surveys easy and stay ahead of the 50-year mark.

Stop chasing scattered information.

Keep all of your records, pictures, plans and documents in one place and available --- in your office, in the field, at planning or design review meetings, and at outreach events when you want your community to understand their built heritage.

Everything you need for:

National Register. Section 106. Planning. Design Review. Main Street management. Certified Local Governments. Community advocacy. Local designations.