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APGG Celebrates 100 Downloads!

November 22, 2011

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is thrilled to celebrate the 100th download of the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model since our Beta Program began on March 17, 2011.  The data model was downloaded for the 100th time by the Australian National Botanical Gardens in Canberra, Australia who have joined the ranks of users and partners from 18 other countries around the world that are employing the model to help manage their living collections.

APGG and the Arnold Arboretum Offer GIS Workshop

November 02, 2011

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University have teamed up for offerings of the successful GIS for Public Gardens, Managed Landscapes and More: An Introductory Workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. If you are interested in mapping your garden's plant collection, this full-day workshop will guide you through the process of creating a GIS for a public garden or similar institution using Esri ArcGIS and the newly released version of the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model. Participants w

Geographic Information Systems for the Plant Sciences

July 08, 2011

An article by Brian Morgan in the latest issue of Arnoldia describes how GIS is used in the plant sciences, and details the components of a typical system as well as how these systems are applied for biodiversity assessment, conservation, collecting expedition planning, and collection curation. View & Download the Article

APGG and Center for Public Horticulture Offer Second GIS Workshop

April 19, 2011

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS and the Center for Public Horticulture have teamed up for a second offering of their successful GIS for Public Gardens: Getting Started workshop to be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the University of Delaware, just an hour away from the APGA conference in Philadelphia, PA. If you are interested in mapping your garden's plant collection, this full-day workshop will guide you through the process of creating a GIS for a public garden or similar institution using Esri ArcGIS and the newly released version of the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model. Participan

ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model 1.0 Beta Released

March 20, 2011

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is proud to announce the release of the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model 1.0 Beta. This release represents the results of over two years of testing and revisions that have expanded and streamlined the model to make it more powerful and easier to use. Key enhancements include:

GIS Training Workshop Videos Available

December 17, 2010

You can now view and download the complete screencast and audio recordings of the GIS for Public Gardens: Getting Started workshop from October 23, 2010. Use the videos with the supplied exercise data to learn to download and install the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model template, create and edit map features in ArcGIS, collect data in the garden using a mobile device, and create plant collection maps. The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS would like to thank the Center for Public Horticulture for making this valuable training resource available at no cost to the public garden community.

Follow the APGG on Twitter

December 16, 2010

Now you can stay in touch with the latest news and information from the Alliance for Public Gardens on Twitter. Follow us for live updates on events, grants, training, products, services, and support. Follow the APGG

APGG and Center for Public Horticulture Offer GIS Workshop

September 23, 2010

Are you interested in mapping your garden's plant collection? This full-day workshop will guide participants through the process of creating GIS for a public garden or similar institution using Esri ArcGIS and the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model on individual work stations. Participants will learn 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. Registration for this event is now closed.

2010 APGA Conference GIS Events

March 04, 2010

This year's APGA Conference in Atlanta, GA will feature the two GIS related events described below. For more information on these events, please visit the conference website or download the attached registration brochure.

GIS Implementation for Botanic Gardens: Introductory and Intermediate Topics Pre-Conference Workshop