Publications

Our publications are a great way to learn how GIS is used at public gardens and how to start your own project.


GIS for Public Gardens, Parks and Zoos

You’ve heard the term GIS, know that it stands for Geographic Information System, and understand that it is a robust tool that combines technology and maps. You are interested in finding out more about the possibilities and whether or not investing in the resources to take advantage of this type of tool would be valuable for your organization. If any of this describes your situation, this brochure  is you! Download the Brochure


Guide to GIS for Public Gardens

The Guide is designed to be a straightforward manual focused on both the technical and non-technical issues behind building a GIS for your public garden. Many small gardens and zoos have no staff with the technical expertise to launch a GIS project without assistance. Beginning at the very general level, the Guide provides staffing and training guidelines, advice on work flow, recommendations on how to find the right people to get the job done, as well as suggestions about recruiting and working with GIS professionals, community volunteers and student interns. Download the Guide


GIS Partners for Public Gardens: A Proposal to Build a National Team of GIS Professional Volunteers

This whitepaper describes in detail how GIS skills, passion, and partnership can help botanical gardens and zoos thrive. Download the Whitepaper


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Public Gardens: The Geospatial Revolution

Deciding to begin a GIS project for your organization involves more than assembling the proper technology and staff. You may need to make the case for GIS to senior managers, board members and/or donors. In this section we provide those who may need it a starting point for “making your case” with an easy-to-understand whitepaper. Download the Whitepaper


Media Articles

The work of the Alliance and our members is occasionally featured in magazine and journal articles and conference proceedings.  These articles can be accessed below. Collection Mapping

Data Model

Plant Science

Web Applications

Mobile Applications