ESRI Workshop: GIS for Public Gardens
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Mon June, 06 - 10:00am to 7:15pm
Florida International University
B. Morgan, Alliance for Public Gardens GIS, Davis, CA; V. Nixon, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ; A. Lee, ESRI, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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DEPARTURE: The bus for this workshop will depart promptly at 8:00 a.m. outside the main hotel entrance. 

What once was a technology only used in the curator’s office to put dots on maps has evolved into a complete online and mobile experience that can be used to share information throughout the entire organization and the world. This full-day workshop will guide you through the process of creating an online and mobile device accessible public garden information system using Esri’s ArcGIS for Parks & Gardens solutions. Today you will learn how to create an online mapping portal for your entire organization, how to create a basemap for your garden, how to collect and update plant collection and facilities data in the garden, and how to share that information with staff and visitors. You will also learn about crucial concepts and background information, field data collection solutions, cartography, interpretive application design, and additional resources available for creating a public garden GIS.

The goal of this workshop is not to teach you everything you need to know to create a GIS, but rather to lead you through the steps required, and to expose you to the resources available to help you along the way. Our hope is that you leave today feeling empowered and excited to tackle your own GIS project!

Presented by ESRI