Tuesday, January 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – GIS for Public Gardens, Managed Landscapes, and More


Take your garden maps to the next level. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, to be held Tuesday, January 24 (snow date Wednesday, January 25) at Harvard University’s Science Center Classroom B-09, using individual work stations, Brian Morgan, Developer, ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model, will guide you through the process of creating a Geographic Information System (GIS) for a landscape. Learn how to download and install the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS Public Garden Data Model template, how to create and edit map features in ArcGIS, how to collect garden data, and how to create plant collection maps. Brian will discuss crucial concepts and background information about GIS, managing and presenting garden collections data, and additional resources available for creating a GIS for your own garden, park, nature center, zoo, cemetery, museum or other landscape. Please bring your lunch or plan to purchase lunch locally. Coffee and sandwiches can be purchased from a cart located in the Science Center. Note: eating is not permitted in the computer lab. Offered by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the New England Wild Flower Society, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture, with promotional support from Mount Auburn Cemetery. Fee before December 15: Members $160, non-members $195. After December 15: Members $185, non-members $220. You may register at www.wellesley.edu/WCFH, or www.newfs.org, www.towerhillbg.org, or www.arboretum.harvard.edu.