American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
GIS for Public Gardens: Online & Mobile
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Mon June, 19 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
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We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will still be able to take advantage of one of the tour and workshop options that have open space:


Indigenous Plants & Traditions in the Heart of Ontario Tour


Toronto Culture Crawl


College and University Gardens: Progressing Through Student Partnerships, Connection, and Engagement


If you would like us to reserve a seat for you on one of these tours/workshop please stop by the registration desk when you arrive or email Kate


If you would like to receive a refund, email Kate and she will process it next week. 


We look forward to seeing you soon in beautiful Hamilton, Ontario!


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 with the world. This full-day workshop will guide participants through the process of creating an online and mobile device accessible public garden information system using Esri’s ArcGIS for Parks and Gardens solution. Participants will learn how to create an online mapping portal for their entire organization, how to create a basemap for their garden, how to collect and update plant collection and facilities data in the garden, and how to share that information with staff and visitors. Participants 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. At lunchtime, stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour of The University of Guelph’s 400-acre Arboretum. A short walk from the GIS computer lab brings you to an oasis of green, where you will explore our many woody plant collections and learn about our efforts to conserve rare and at-risk species. This workshop is sponsored by Esri and the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS.


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