GIS Maps San Jose State University’s Botany Garnden

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…from the Spartan Daily

“For the hummingbirds that dance about the flora, the squirrels that hide their acorns amid the deer grasses and the sunlight that flashes through the expansive branches of white California buckeye trees – the SJSU botany garden has been nature’s secret since the 1980s.

“A collection of 42 families and 91 species of native California plants is almost hidden behind a solid wall of white fence and is closed-off by a holly bush hedge in front of Duncan Hall, said Nishanta Rajakaruna, an assistant professor of biological sciences.

“A GIS map – a geographic information system that integrates hardware, software and data for managing all forms of geographically identified information – is being created to identify all the plants in the botany garden, Rajakaruna said.”