Presentation Title

A GIS Database of Native and Exotic Trees/Woody-shrubs Using Historical and Modern Data

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Natural Science, Biology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation

Keywords:

GIS, Trees, Resource Inventory

Description

An interactive map database in ArcGIS of the native and exotic trees/woody-shrubs on Shawnee State University’s campus was developed to help manage campus resources. In order to better maintain the plants on campus a GIS database was created using data from previous courses and student research endeavors. These data sources were verified over the summer of 2018 and spring of 2019 to conform location and species data. This database keeps a record of all of the trees/woody-shrubs on campus including: species, variety, location, height, diameter at breast height, and treatments. This GIS has immediate applications on campus because these trees/woody-shrubs are used in numerous courses on campus. The tree/woody-shrub database will also be used in the campus’ yearly application for Tree Campus USA to the National Arbor Day Foundation. With the development of this GIS tree/woody-shrubs database we hope to provide a template for other universities and businesses to follow.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Erik Larson

Faculty Sponsor Title

Assistant Professor of Geology

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Natural Sciences

Location

KRI 150

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A GIS Database of Native and Exotic Trees/Woody-shrubs Using Historical and Modern Data

KRI 150

An interactive map database in ArcGIS of the native and exotic trees/woody-shrubs on Shawnee State University’s campus was developed to help manage campus resources. In order to better maintain the plants on campus a GIS database was created using data from previous courses and student research endeavors. These data sources were verified over the summer of 2018 and spring of 2019 to conform location and species data. This database keeps a record of all of the trees/woody-shrubs on campus including: species, variety, location, height, diameter at breast height, and treatments. This GIS has immediate applications on campus because these trees/woody-shrubs are used in numerous courses on campus. The tree/woody-shrub database will also be used in the campus’ yearly application for Tree Campus USA to the National Arbor Day Foundation. With the development of this GIS tree/woody-shrubs database we hope to provide a template for other universities and businesses to follow.