Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.
Nader Afzalan, Ph.D.
With climate changing, water shortages faced by Southern California is a serious issue. Public gardens, such as the Huntington Library, maintain a large stock of plants that need irrigation regularly, resulting in large amounts of water consumption, which often is excessive and difficult to maintain. A web based GIS was developed to manage the irrigation system at the garden spatially. This enables monitoring water usage and maintenance logs to keep the system running at peak efficiency. The project also sought to enable the collection of data by gardeners enhancing the client’s ability to respond to system damage. This project resulted in three application components to view water consumption, manage data, and collect data.
Sockwell, E. J. (2015). Applying GIS to Public Gardens to Visualize and Control Irrigation Systems (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/229