UC Davis Arboretum GIS Training Grant

The UC Davis Arboretum received a grant of $302,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop, test, implement, and evaluate a geographic information system (GIS) training program for professional staff at public gardens and zoos. Project activities, funded by the IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals grant program, will include an online guide to GIS for beginners, training workshops, training videos and podcasts, a training website, and a social networking site for participants. A community volunteer training program will also be piloted that can be replicated in botanical gardens and zoos across the nation. These new training materials will supplement ongoing technical work on the ArcGIS Botanical Garden & Zoological Park Data Model project that has received strong national and international interest over the past several years.

For more information please download the project abstract below or contact Mary Burke or Brian Morgan at the UC Davis Arboretum.

GIS Training for Museum Professionals Project Abstract.pdf