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    Geographical Information Systems

  The Missouri Botanical Garden uses Geographical Information Systems technology as an integral part of its research activities. Applications include simple distribution mapping to more complex spatial modeling incorporating climatic variables to predict areas where a species might be found. We rely on ESRI's ArcGIS suite of GIS software in our research analyses and web mapping applications. GIS technology goes far beyond general mapping. At MBG we are exploring ways in which spatial modeling and remote sensing can help us discover where plants grow, their relative distributions, and climate factors most important to their survival.



Projects Botanical Web Mapper Resources
GIS has become an important part of many of the Research Department's activities around the world. We are involved with projects in Africa, Madagascar, China ,Central America, and South America. Check out some of our activities by browsing these web pages: Powered by ArcIMS technology users now have the ability to dynamically map specimen collections in our large Tropicos database. Just go to our Tropicos Web Page and type in the name of the species you want to map. Digital Data & Maps

GIS Bibliography

Publications

Madagascar's Littoral Forests

Land Use Mapping in Yunnan China

Biodiversity: Expanding Madagascarís National Parks and Protected Areas

In addtion, ten layers are currently available on the map interface: Specimens, Lakes, Rivers, Country, Country Label, Provinces/
States, Counties (US), Cities, Grid Lines, and Shaded Relief. Just click on the Refresh Map button to add/subtract your selections
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4500 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
Burgund Bassüner, CCSD
phone: 314-577-9473 x6460
fax: 314-577-9596

 
 
 
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