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Training workshops are the best available way to learn how to start or expand a GIS for a public garden.  The APGG offers stand-alone workshops as well as pre-conference workshops in conjunction with the APGA Annual Conference.


GIS for Public Gardens, Managed Landscapes and More: An Introductory Workshop

Date: January 24 & 25, 2012
Location:
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA


Agenda | Workshop Presentation | Videos & Data

This full-day workshop guided participants through the process of creating GIS for a public garden or similar institution using Esri ArcGIS and the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS' ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model. Participants learned how to download and install the data model template, how to create and edit map features in ArcGIS, how to collect data in the garden using a mobile device, and how to create plant collection maps. Participants were also provided with crucial concepts and background information about GIS, managing and presenting garden collections data, and additional APGG support resources available for creating a public garden GIS for your own garden, park, nature center, zoo, cemetery, museum or public landscape.


GIS for Public Gardens: Getting Started

Date: June 20, 2011
Location:
Center for Public Horticulture
University of Delaware, Newark, DE


Agenda | Workshop Presentation | Videos & Data


Date: October 23, 2010
Location:
Center for Public Horticulture
University of Delaware, Newark, DE


Agenda | Workshop Presentation | Videos & Data

This full-day workshop guided participants through the process of creating GIS for a public garden or similar institution using Esri ArcGIS and the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS' ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model. Participants learned how to download and install the data model template, how to create and edit map features in ArcGIS, how to collect data in the garden using a mobile device, and how to create plant collection maps. Participants will also be provided with crucial concepts and background information about GIS, managing and presenting garden collections data, and additional APGG support resources available for creating a public garden GIS for your own garden, park, nature center, zoo, cemetery, museum or public landscape.


Implementing the ArcGIS Botanical Garden & Zoological Park Data Model

Date: June 1, 2010
Location:
APGA Conference
Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Altanta, GA

Agenda | Workshop Presentation

This workshop was part of a larger workshop title GIS Implementation for Botanic Gardens: Introductory and Intermediate topics, and provided participants with an overview of the GIS resources available through the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS and an introduction to GIS data models.  It also provided them with an interactive demonstration on how to download, install, and get started using the pre-release version of the ArcGIS Botanical Garden & Zoological Park Data Model for managing living collections.


Creating & Maintaining Accurate Collection Maps: The GIS & GPS Method

Date: June 22, 2008
Location:
APGA Conference
Huntington Botanical Garden, San Marino, CA

Agenda | Workshop Presentation

Creating and maintaining accurate collection maps are critical curatorial functions of public gardens that require significant experience with the latest technologies.  This full-day workshop provided participants with an interactive introduction to collection mapping that features hands-on exercises using a combination of the industry's leading software and hardware.  Participants were guided through the basics of working with Esri's ArcGIS software, using the ArcGIS Botanical Garden & Zoological Park Data Model standard, collecting data with a combination of Esri's ArcPad software, Trimble GPS receivers, and laser offset equipment, post-processing data with Trimble's GPS Analyst software, and creating collection maps with ArcGIS.
GIS for Public Gardens Workshop