Come learn the basics of GIS and how it can be applied in a variety of disciplines, with a special emphasis on how the Missouri Botanical Garden uses GIS in both its daily operations and the undertaking of plant collection trips. We will also explore some of the tools, including both Esri software solutions and other options, available to you right now that you can use to get started on using GIS to map your own world.
Kayla is a geospatial technology professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Physical Geography and GIS from University of Missouri-Columbia. As the GIS Specialist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Kayla is the go-to for Garden staff for anything related to geospatial technologies. She is responsible for creating, maintaining, and analyzing much of the GIS data related to garden grounds, including the plants, planting areas, irrigation features, donor items, and more within Esri ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online. She also supports the garden’s mission around the world by managing geospatial data on wild plant populations related to grant-funded conservation projects.
The Saint Louis MO, STL Linux Users Group (STLLLUG) meets monthly to learn and talk about Linux. This GNU/Linux Users Group usually holds its meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are free, public and open to all.
We will continue with our great restaurant location. You can come early, or not; but, we should all wait to order food and drink at the same time.
We start gathering by 6:30PM and at 6:45PM we start with introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP segment. Then we will go into the presentation of our main topic, sometime around or after 7:00PM.