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Plant biodiversity is threatened, yet many species remain undescribed. It is estimated that >50% of undescribed species have already been collected and are awaiting discovery in herbaria.
This survey conducted in fall 2019 was part of a research project for a masters degree at Vancouver Island University, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The survey was administered by Jodi Healy in collaboration with the Alliance for Public Garde
An enterprise GIS data model was developed for use in public gardens, which includes botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoos.
This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization.
Institutions struggle with how to bring technology into their garden experience. With the importance of wayfinding and interpretation, an interactive map can help to share their story and ensure an extraordinary experience. But what approach is best?
From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it.
A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.
What??? Can’t afford to fly the taxonomist 1,200 miles back to your garden 3-4 times/year to verify one genus?
With the enormous amount of sensitive information stored digitally, public garden’s need to take proper measures to ensure this data is never comprised. Ultimately, it is the public garden’s responsibility to protect their patrons’ data.