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2017 Esri UC Call for Papers

The most innovative and influential GIS work comes into focus at the Esri UC. Every year, ArcGIS users tell stories of inspired solutions, insightful best practices, time-saving apps, and game-changing maps. You could tell your GIS story at the 2017 Esri UC. This is a chance to show your peers what you can do. What'€™s in it for you? While you'€™re at the conference, your paper session will help you attract peer recognition and valuable feedback.

2016 Esri International User Conference

The Esri International User Conference is undoubtedly the largest GIS event of the year. If you are in the San Diego area this year, we hope that you can join us at the San Diego Convention Center from June 27 - July 1.

APGA-Esri GIS Symposium Brings Public Garden GIS Users Together


Eddy Dawson of Red Butte Botanical Garden, Steve Gensler of San Francisco Botanical Garden, and Brian Kelly of Mt. Cuba Center celebrate at the symposium closing reception. Photo credit: Brian Morgan, Alliance for Public Gardens GIS.


2015 APGA-Esri GIS Symposium

Many public gardens are already using GIS to help manage their grounds and collections. Now, new cloud-based GIS tools promise to transform our garden's collection maps into story-telling tools and apps that can help us engage with visitors, teach science literacy, and advance plant conservation worldwide. We needyour voice at the table on how to best move these ideas forward!

2014 Esri International User Conference

    Are you planning on attending this year's Esri International User Conference in San Diego, CA? If so, here are a few events we hope to see you at:

Collection Mapper

  We are pleased to announce the latest release of the Collection Mapper configuration of Collector for ArcGIS!  This release includes minor bug fixes and support for offline mapping to allow you to work in areas without wireless data connections.

ArcGIS Online for Public Gardens

  We are pleased to announce the latest release of ArcGIS Online for Public Gardens! This update includes new group icons and thumbnail templates to help make your mapping portal look even better. ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform for organizations.

Alliance Display at Esri UC a Success

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS was invited to showcase the GIS work of public gardens at the 2012 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, CA in mid-July to an estimated attendance of over 15,000 GIS users from around the world.

Show Your Work to the GIS World!

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS has been invited to showcase the GIS work of public gardens at the 2012 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, CA in mid-July, and we would like to give our members a chance to have their work displayed in front of the over 15,000 attendees from all over the world.

GIS for Public Gardens Workshop Videos Available

The APPG is pleased to announce that the videos of our June 10 GIS for Public Gardens: Getting Started workshop are now available for viewing and download on our website. Now you may work through the exercises at home or work at your own pace by downloading the complimentary agenda, presentation slides, and exercise data. Go to Workshops