ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

December 2016


Geodesign in a Desert Garden

By Veronica Nixon
GIS Specialist, Desert Botanical Garden

Creating accurate maps has always been part of exhibit planning at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. The 138-acre garden—home to more than 27,000 desert plants such as Mexican giant cardons, agave, and barrel cacti—has begun to employ geodesign technologies to create truly extraordinary exhibits. Read the article. View a story map of the garden.

Desert Botanical Garden uses geodesign technologies to help plan art installations such as English artist Bruce Munro's Field of Light exhibit. (Photo by Adam Rodriguez.)
Desert Botanical Garden uses geodesign technologies to help plan art installations such as English artist Bruce Munro's Field of Light exhibit. (Photo by Adam Rodriguez.)

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