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UBC Botanical Gardens Mapping Manual Leslie, Amanda; Cunningham, Emma; Pinneo, Gary; Tekano, Lauren; Gallipeau, Liz; Hacker, Paul; Joshi, Priya


The UBC Botanical Garden (UBCBG) plays an integral role in maintaining biodiversity across campus, acting as a hub of ecological interactions for thousands of plant, bird and insect species. To ensure continued success in this unique ecosystem, it is necessary to accurately map the location of each plant. Through the use of field measurements and GIS, this project aims to create a fully delineated representation of the UBCBG that can act as the basemap for long-term database project of plant species inventory. The goals of this project are to: 1. Map the features within the UBCBG in order to: a. Accurately delineate garden boundaries. b. Track/update plant inventories at the garden bed level. 2. Create point-lines that represent the pathways and other features of interest throughout the Gardens using highly accurate GPS equipment. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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