GIS in Action

One of the most basic things that we can do with our GIS is to see where plants are visually. Seeing results is one thing when you are looking at a spreadsheet, but being able to look at a map and see results is really gratifying.
Missouri Botanical Garden

Rebecca Sucher, Living Collections Manager of the Missouri Botanical Garden, outlines the uses of GIS at the garden. She discusses the process they use to map features in the garden and the inventories they produce for their staff and the public.


San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Cary Sharp, Director of Horticulture at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, discusses the applications and benefits of using GIS at the park. He outlines what features they map, what kinds of products they produce with their data, and their GIS emergency plan in use at the park.


Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Kyle Port, Plant Records Manager, and Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University discuss how they utilize GIS at the garden. They outline the history of map use as well as current applications of GIS and the products they create to increase efficiency.


Member Maps & Applications

These web maps and applications showcase the great online GIS work underway at our member gardens worldwide.