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Timed Ticketing Post-COVID

More than a year has passed since many of our gardens were forced to rethink day to day operations to meet government guidelines, protect our employees, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. One of the tools that many of us quickly adopted was a...

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4/8/21
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Town Hall: Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

With the rapid changes brought on in the past year to our operations and engagement, the Association's TIPS Community hosts an informal discussion regarding new technology initiatives you're currently using, researching, or moving away from as a result...

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4/5/21
Millions, Billions, and Trillions - Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive?

To keep pace with the increasing impacts of climate change, people across the country are planting more and more trees. But how will you track these trees to make sure you get the optimal return on this investment of time and resources? Join us for a...

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11/2/20
TIPS Professional Community Webinar - Occupancy Data

TIPS Technology Tuesday featured a presentation from Longwood Gardens on Occupancy Data. Learn about technological solutions to better understand visitor numbers, safety, and impacts. 

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10/3/19
Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference Plenary and Keynote Sessions

More than 4,000 attendees from across government agencies joined together at the Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference recently in Washington, D.C.

From Jack Dangermond’s vision of a geospatial infrastructure to the modernization of the decennial...

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2/1/19
Bridging the gap between conservation practitioner and remote sensing science

The rapid advancements in remote sensing technology offer a unique opportunity to address the increasing rates of ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. Although satellite data have been available for decades, and the use of remote sensing has...

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1/28/19
Green-Wood Cemetery GIS Project

This is an example of how a historic landscape and public garden used GIS to map, track, and monitor tree health on their grounds. The presentation highlights how one might be able to use GIS at their public garden and some of the key features GIS...

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10/31/18
Irrigation Scheduling Tools for Improved Water Management & Water Use Efficiency

A Climate Learning Network/ANREP Climate Science Initiative collaboration in partnership with the Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project, this webinar will introduce a series of tools for scheduling irrigation for improved water management and...

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7/2/18
Garden Mapping

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium covers Esri ArcGIS for Parks and Gardens that enable you to use the Esri Mapping platform to manage the collections, facilities, interpretive aspects of your public gardens. 

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1/18/18
The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more...

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10/18/17
How Do You Get There?: Digital Mapping in a Garden Setting

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?...

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7/9/17
Innovative Technology Test Kitchen

Public gardens are increasingly exploring new technologies to provide business intelligence, manage collections, and deliver interpretive and education programs. With a vast array of hardware and software solutions available, how do gardens begin to...

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7/9/17
Are Barcodes Dead? Improving The Inventory of Living Plant Collections Using Optical Technology

Barcodes have been around since the 1970s and are now an essential tool in the successful running of many large organizations. Some of the advantages of using barcodes and RFID tags may be obvious, but is it enough to just stick a barcode on a plant...

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7/9/17
Horticulture + Data = Better Gardens

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. Horticulture teams at public gardens are using data analysis to make better decisions about chemical...

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7/9/17
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy

A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection. IrisBG has been designed to tackle this challenge head-on by making it easy to record and keep...

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7/9/17
Using Data to Develop a New Membership Program

The Membership program at Longwood Gardens originally launched in 2007 and quickly grew to over 65,000 household Members by 2016. The program, as originally designed, was not able to support future growth while providing an extraordinary member...

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2/27/17
The Ecological Atlas Project: Building Ecological Literacy through Art, Science & Technology

This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira...

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9/24/16
Screen Versus Green

Do you feel a tension between your mission and the overwhelming push to incorporate technology into your visitor experience? Are you curious about how others have used technology to enhance, rather than...

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9/24/16