Not Just Dots on a Map: How Geography Influences Real World Decisions Part 4

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Not Just Dots on a Map: How Geography Influences Real World Decisions Part 4

  1. 2. <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Plantmapper web tool </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Mapping in Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Upload data: Access, Excel, GIS </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing Data on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate Mapping in Autocad </li></ul><ul><li>Final Products: Autocad web & cellphones </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Features </li></ul>Overview NOT JUST D.O.T.S. <ul><li>Plant Inventory and Mapping using Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>D.O.T.S. </li></ul><ul><li>D. edicated student volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>O. utreach to the community </li></ul><ul><li>T. eaching resource </li></ul><ul><li>S. ense of belonging </li></ul>Part A Part B www.plantmapper.com
  2. 3. Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
  3. 4. Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women
  4. 5. Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
  5. 6. <ul><li>Box of note cards from 1967 (no base map) found in a closet </li></ul><ul><li>Tree inventory from 1997 (no base map) </li></ul>Past Collections Inventories
  6. 7. Plant Inventory Method <ul><li>Project Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Woody Plants Professor- Coordinates with Horticulture Supervisor and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Project Manager- Organization and quality assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of 3-4 Students- data collection </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Quadrant Base Map </li></ul><ul><li>Students map trees using reference points and tape measures </li></ul>Plant Inventory Method
  8. 9. Plant Inventory Method <ul><li>Field Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging with Identification Number </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Plant Inventory Method </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification by professors and horticulture staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data entered by students to www.plantmapper.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data downloaded from web site to Access database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data uploaded to CAD map and ArcMap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verified names are printed on display tags </li></ul></ul>Plant Inventory Method
  10. 11. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No software required for students/volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal training of students/volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can upload information from any computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning experience for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identification Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less staff time involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information is instantly available, globally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to verify data collected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many volunteers creates a greater chance for inconsistent data collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility of overlapping data </li></ul></ul>Benefits & Challenges
  11. 12. Not Just DOTS <ul><li>D edicated Student Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>O utreach to the Community </li></ul><ul><li>T eaching Resource </li></ul><ul><li>S ense of Belonging </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Create a distributed software to allow many users to inventory and view data easily </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize common readily available software programs </li></ul><ul><li>Give volunteers a piece of the results </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the tool to be easily expandable to neighborhoods and other community groups </li></ul>Requirements & Goals Plantmapper Web Tool www.plantmapper.com
  13. 14. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Fast Plant Mapping in Google Maps Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  14. 15. Fast Mapping Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  15. 16. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>Plantmapper web tool Upload Data Access, Excel, GIS www.plantmapper.com
  16. 17. Upload Data Access, Excel, GIS Plantmapper web tool Your Existing data is easily uploaded A CSV file is a common file used by excel, access and GIS. We can import this data directly into the online database fields www.plantmapper.com
  17. 18. Mobile page Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx xx
  18. 19. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Viewing Data on the Web Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  19. 20. Viewing Data on the Web Plantmapper web tool Your Groups Data See all of the records of your organization with the click of a button www.plantmapper.com
  20. 21. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Accurate Mapping in Autocad Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  21. 22. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Autocad Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  22. 23. <ul><li>Challenges to the pursuit of a national tree inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Plan & The I.T. 4 Trees Inc. Company </li></ul><ul><li>The PlantMapper Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Burns Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations & Conclusion </li></ul>NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Final Products Plantmapper web tool www.plantmapper.com
  23. 24. Plantmapper web tool Your Website An small line of HTML is inserted into your webpage and you have an interactive Google map of the plants on your campus www.plantmapper.com
  24. 25. Mobile page Plantmapper web tool Mobile Login Cell Phones Records can be viewed and edited from any cellphone with a data plan. www.plantmapper.com
  25. 26. Custom Maps Cell Phones Records can be viewed and edited from any cellphone with a data plan. Custom Maps A Custom Map of your campus can be shown to members of your group www.plantmapper.com
  26. 27. Login Tool Tips Printing Certificates Downloading Data Additional Functionality www.plantmapper.com
  27. 29. Additional Functionality Standard Images www.plantmapper.com
  28. 30. Additional Functionality Where to Buy Tab www.plantmapper.com
  29. 31. Outreach <ul><li>Students can use what they have learned to benefit their local community. </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture student, Rebecca Bakker, took the project a step further and inventoried 1407 Trees On Temple Universities Main Campus using plantmapper.com. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Mobile page Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx xx www.plantmapper.com
  31. 33. Conclusion NOT JUST D.O.T.S. <ul><li>Plantmapper </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Upload data </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing Data on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping in Autocad </li></ul><ul><li>Final Products </li></ul><ul><li>D.O.T.S. </li></ul><ul><li>D. edicated student volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>O. utreach to the community </li></ul><ul><li>T. eaching resource </li></ul><ul><li>S. ense of belonging </li></ul>www.plantmapper.com
  32. 34. Contact info NOT JUST D.O.T.S. Contact info Grace Chapman [email_address] 267-468-8191 James Taylor [email_address] 610-639-6308 www.plantmapper.com A Special Thanks to Eva Monheim, Temple University Senior Professor For her dedication and support of the project The students of Eva Monheim’s class For the help and support and refining the best methods for a distributed inventory www.plantmapper.com

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