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Miriam College Tree Map


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Miriam College Tree Map

  1. 1. Tree Inventory and Digital Mapping Project of Miriam College Presented by Noel R. Buensuceso Miriam College May 10, 2012
  2. 2. Outline of PresentationBackground of the ProjectAims and ObjectivesMethodologyImplementation and OutputApplicationsConclusionsRecommendationsFuture Implications
  3. 3. Background of the Project• Funded by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia• Implemented- School year 2011-2012• Collaborative project of academicians from diverse background ( History, Biology, Botany, Information Technology, and Business )
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Methodology1. Take photos of trees using a camera with a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature2. Upload photos in Picasa album3. Incorporate relevant information ( common names ,localnames, Latin / scientific names, historical and scientificnarratives, etc. ).4. Plot the specific trees onto Google maps
  6. 6. Implementation and Output
  7. 7. 30 Native Trees ( Endemic and Indigenous )Indigenous to a place, means that it occurs there naturally. It is a native. But aspecies can be indigenous to a number of places at once.Endemic to a place, means that it occurs naturally only in that place. It is a native to anexclusive or limited area. It is not widely distributed, and wont be found naturallyanywhere else.Exotic plants are those that have been introduced into the country
  8. 8. Upload all photos to a Picasa album. View setting: Private
  9. 9. Write the Latin/scientific , common or English, and local names of the trees. Thehistorical and scientific narratives may then be included under ‘Comments.’
  10. 10. Talisai ( Talisay ) Tree
  11. 11. You may view the trees on a street map…
  12. 12. …or satellite map
  13. 13. Create a Panoramio account.
  14. 14. Upload all photos from Picasa to Panoramio. View setting: automatically Public
  15. 15. Updated Tree Map A hardcopy of the MC tree map
  16. 16. Google Earth
  17. 17. Applications
  18. 18. Share…food recipes You may create a link and share food recipes related to the trees.
  19. 19. Listen to Original Pilipino Music Create a link to YouTube videos.
  20. 20. Share local legends
  21. 21. Travel to places named after trees• Antipolo• Kiapo• Butuan• Iba• Lumban• Kalumpit• Kamuning• Taal• Molave• Talisay• Sapote• Betis• Dao• Agoo• Hagonoy• Santolan
  22. 22. A Strategic Management Project The Bambike Project: Bamboo cycles handmade in the PhilippinesPhoto credit:
  23. 23. Stay healthy and try herbal medicine Create links to Philippine Herbal Medicine website
  24. 24. (Re)discover local fruits photos courtesy of
  25. 25. Be inspired and paint
  26. 26. Be aware… of endemic and endangered treesOnly in Cebu, Philippines: Cebu Cinnamon tree
  27. 27. ActionsAction follows awareness
  28. 28. ConclusionsAn enriched map of MC trees on Google mapsShare local knowledge about trees(Re)Discover 30 native treesAwareness and appreciation of trees and biodiversityDigital mapping- a platform or tool for collaborative academicresearch and education
  29. 29. Recommendations Collaborate on research projects by using interactive maps and living museums
  30. 30. RecommendationsFood All subjects may useMusic digital maps… fromAnimals simple class projectsHeritage Sites to academicHistorical Places / Events researchesArtsLanguagesEthnic groupsLocal productsFestivals
  31. 31. Future Implications
  32. 32. •An enriched digital map of MC trees on Google maps that is searchable and can thus bereferenced to support similar work and academic research.•Easy to update the data with richer content and enable quick sharing of information related to trees.•Closes the gap between classroom work and more abstract concepts and field activitiesthrough ICT ( i.e. virtual tour )
  33. 33. •Add relevant video clips and images where applicable• Help inform policy makers in the domain of natural conservation
  34. 34. Thank you!