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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s11.v3005

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BOTANICAL GARDEN - STEPS OF DESIGN AND REALIZATION

Z. DOBESOVA
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 377 - 384 pp

ABSTRACT

Geographic information systems are used for administration various regional
information system. The application area of GIS is extremely wide from the state
administration, cadaster, utilities management as electricity, water, gas supplement etc.
Botanical information system BotanGIS is one of extraordinary utilization of GIS. The
area of interest is the small bound area in the center of Olomouc city in the Czech
Republic. Botanical information about plants (especially trees) from the University
botanical garden and tropical plants from the Collection conservatories Flora are stored
in the database. Database information about plants is connected to the interactive
orientation plans of all area.
The main activities and steps of design of information system BotanGIS are the same as
design of other information systems. Project of information system consists of the
analytic phase, design phase, testing phase and the final implementation phase. Analytic
phase consists of a conceptual database modeling and specification of function. The
user interface draft was designed. Some techniques as unify modeling language (UML),
CASE tools etc. were used. The most difficult part was database design according to
specialists–botanists requests. Group of specialists-geoinformatics arranged a base
measurement of spatial data and their converting to the digital form. The article deals
about specific tasks in the case of design of botanical geographic information system.
Specificity was in collecting botanic information only about plants in the botanical
garden and conservatories. Some experiences from managing of this software project
are mentioned.

Keywords: Information system, geoinformatics, database, plant, map, botanical garden,
conservatory

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