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Tree Inventory and Digital Mapping Project of Miriam College


An A.U.D.R.N. supported project

An A.U.D.R.N. supported project

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  • 1. Tree Inventory and Digital Mapping Project of Miriam CollegeProject leader: Noel R. BuensucesoInstitution: Miriam CollegeWebsite:
  • 2. Aims and ObjectivesDigitize existing tree inventory ( Note: For this presentation the word “trees”may also refer to plants, palms, and bamboos)Provide narratives from historical and scientific perspectives in particulartrees coveredInform the broader community of the importance of promoting livingmuseumsEncourage conservation and appreciation of biodiversity
  • 3. Methodology1. Take photos of trees using a camera ( with GPS feature )2. Upload photos in Picasa album3. Incorporate relevant information ( common names ,local names,.scientific names, historical and scientific narratives, etc. ).4. Plot the specific trees onto Google maps and Panoramio
  • 4. Implementation and Output
  • 5. Upload all photos to a Picasa album
  • 6. Write the scientific , common, and local names of the trees. The historicaland scientific narratives may then be included under ‘Comments.’
  • 7. Talisai ( Talisay ) Tree
  • 8. You may view the trees on a street map…
  • 9. …or satellite map
  • 10. Create a Panoramio account
  • 11. Upload all photos from Picasa to Panoramio
  • 12. Updated Tree Map A hardcopy of the MC tree map
  • 13. Applications
  • 14. Share…food recipes You may create a link and share food recipes related to the trees.
  • 15. Listen to Original Pilipino Music Create a link to YouTube videos.
  • 16. Share local legends
  • 17. Travel to places named after trees• Antipolo• Kiapo• Butuan• Iba• Lumban• Kalumpit• Kamuning• Taal• Molave• Talisay• Sapote• Betis• Dao• Agoo• Hagonoy• Santolan
  • 18. Share a ride… The Bambike Project: Bamboo cycles Handmade in the PhilippinesPhoto credit:
  • 19. Stay healthy and try herbal medicine Create links to Philippine Herbal Medicine website
  • 20. (Re)discover local fruits photos courtesy of
  • 21. Be inspired and paint
  • 22. Be aware… of endemic and endangered treesOnly in Cebu, Philippines: Cebu Cinnamon tree
  • 23. ActionsAction follows awareness
  • 24. ConclusionsAn enriched map of MC trees on Google mapShare local knowledge about treesDiscover indigenous / endemic treesAwareness and appreciation of trees and biodiversityDigital mapping- a platform or tool for collaborative academicresearch and education
  • 25. Recommendations
  • 26. Subjects / DisciplinesTreesFood All subjects may useMusic digital maps… fromAnimals simple class projectsHeritage Sites to academicHistorical Places / Events researchesArtsLanguagesEthnic groupsLocal productsFestivals
  • 27. Discover and share local knowledge by using interactive maps and living museums Collaborate on research projects by using interactive maps and living museums
  • 28. Thank you!