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Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Committee Members

James A. Ciarrocca, M.S.
Paul Sirois


Balboa Park’s Desert Garden in San Diego, California, contains a collection of desert plants from around the world that attracts a growing number of park enthusiasts each year. The park’s staff desires a GIS inventory of the garden’s assets and spatial tools to aid in querying, reporting, analyzing, and mapping. A quality garden inventory made available to the public for educational purposes will fulfill one of the criteria for future accreditation provided by the American Association of Museums. This project provides: (a) a geodatabase of the plant inventory and garden infrastructure, (b) georeferenced digital photographs of garden features, (c) a digital elevation model compiled from lidar data and a related 3-D land surface map, (d) a map and brochure for the garden’s information kiosk and Balboa Park visitor center, (e) an interactive web mapping service for the public to explore the garden via the internet, and (f) a project workflow poster. (7014 kB)
GIS for Balboa Park’s Desert Garden in San Diego, California (Poster)


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