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Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
Digitizing Engelmann's Legacy
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Mapping Plant Specimens that Document the Great American Frontier. http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Engelmann …

Mapping Plant Specimens that Document the Great American Frontier. http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Engelmann

Presented at the ESRI Education Users Conference. July 13, 2010. San Diego, CA.

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  • 1. Digitizing Engelmann’s Legacy: <ul><li>Chris Freeland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Center for Biodiversity Informatics Missouri Botanical Garden </li></ul></ul>Mapping Plant Specimens that Document the Great American Frontier ESRI Education User Conference – July 13, 2010 – San Diego, CA http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Engelmann
  • 2. Project objectives <ul><li>Select, database &amp; image 8,000 herbarium specimens from pioneering expeditions into the American frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Digitize 100 volumes of field literature </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate geospatial analysis tools into Tropicos ( http://www.tropicos.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Make all data openly available at http://www.tropicos.org/project/engelmann </li></ul>Agave wislizenii Engelm.
  • 3. http://www.mobot.org MOBOT: Now
  • 4. <ul><li>Founded by Henry Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>Opened to the public in 1859 </li></ul><ul><li>Public display + education + science </li></ul>MOBOT: Then
  • 5. MOBOT Science: Now
  • 6. MOBOT Science: Then George Engelmann Asa Gray Wm. Jackson Hooker
  • 7. George Engelmann (1809 – 1884) <ul><li>Physician &amp; amateur botanist </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of St. Louis Academy of Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Founding member of National Academy of Sciences </li></ul>Thanks, Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Engelmann
  • 8. US botanical exploration post-Lewis &amp; Clark St. Louis: Gateway to the West ? X Engelmann more … Josiah Gregg Freidrich Wislizenus Ferdinand Lindheimer
  • 9. Heuchera sanguinea Engelm. Plant specimens document occurrence Collection Information Collectors: <ul><li>Wislizenus </li></ul>Collection Number: 210 Collection Date: 06 October 1846 Location: Mexico, Chihuahua Elevation: 7,000 ft Description: Crimson flower Locality: Mountains, rocks, at Llanos near Cosiquiriachi.
  • 10. Data origin &amp; annotation over time ^ 2.Herbarium label: synthesized data &lt; 1.Field label: origin of data ^ 3.Annotation: locality 4.Annotation: revision &gt;
  • 11. Data Storage: Tropicos.org http://www.tropicos.org/Specimen/1700971
  • 12. Tropicos : http://www.tropicos.org <ul><li>MOBOT’s botanical information system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.8 million specimen records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.2 million plant names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>98,000 collectors / authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>140,000 images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maps via ESRI tools &amp; other technologies… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcIMS in 2000, just recently taken offline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcGIS Server 9.3 &amp; JavaScript API in 2009-2010 </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. http://www.tropicos.org/project/engelmann
  • 14. http://www.tropicos.org/project/engelmann
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  • 16. http://www.tropicos.org/project/engelmann
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  • 18. Geocoding legacy collections = hard, skilled work &lt; Geocode? Read??
  • 19. Field notebooks &amp; historic printed literature can help http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91553
  • 20. Neat-o! But…why is this important?? <ul><li>First documented occurrence of plant species in the American frontier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Westward expansion brought invasive plants, habitat loss, other pressures on native plants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Base data for secondary analyses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can do things with the data after “unlocking” them from physical storage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American scientific &amp; cultural heritage </li></ul>These specimens represent:
  • 21. Heuchera sanguinea = Coral bells Common Name: coral bells
Zone: 3 to 9 
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae
Native Range: Western United States
Height: 1 to 1.5 feet
  • 22. Acknowledgements <ul><li>ESRI </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Museum &amp; Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Tropicos Development team: Jay Paige, Heather Stimmel, Craig Geil </li></ul><ul><li>MOBOT Herbarium staff </li></ul><ul><li>MOBOT Library &amp; Archives staff </li></ul><ul><li>Botanists, scientists, students, explorers </li></ul><ul><li>And of course, George Engelmann! </li></ul>
  • 23. Links &amp; Resources <ul><li>Engelmann Project: http://www.tropicos.org/project/engelmann </li></ul><ul><li>Tropicos: http://www.tropicos.org </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.mobot.org </li></ul><ul><li>MOBOT Images: http://www.mobot.org/mobot/archives http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbgarchives </li></ul>
  • 24. Thanks! Questions? <ul><li>Chris Freeland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Center for Biodiversity Informatics Missouri Botanical Garden </li></ul></ul>Email: [email_address] Twitter: @chrisfreeland Blog / info: chrisfreeland.com Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/chrisfreeland/ http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Engelmann

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