Arboretum Explorer: Using GIS to map the Arnold Arboretum
Track: Public Gardens Solutions
Authors: Donna Tremonte
Arboretum Explorer is an interactive web application created to highlight the Arnold Arboretumís 15,000 plants in the landscape. A mashup of multiple technologies, Explorer culls data from various inputs and presents them via a map and simple HTML. Through innovation, Explorer advances the mission of the Arnold Arboretum by sharing its collections and data as a means of improving the understanding and appreciation of plants and biodiversity.