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Public Gardens

Blue Raster Takes to the Skies at Holden Forests & Gardens

On a beautiful April morning in Northeast Ohio, Blue Raster made final preparations for a drone basemap capture. Located in Kirtland, about 30 minutes East of Downtown Cleveland, is the sprawling 3,600-acre Holden Arboretum, one of the largest public gardens in the county. With over 20,000 annual member households and an annual attendance of over…  Read More

APGA Puts on a Texas-Sized Show in Fort Worth

Last week was the American Public Garden Associations’ (APGA) Annual Conference in Forth Worth, Texas. Over 1,000 people in the community attended to learn from each other’s success stories and best practices around garden management, public engagement, horticulture, plant curation, conservation, and education. Christopher Gabris, Blue Raster’s Public Gardens Practice Lead, traveled to network with…  Read More

New Era for Plant Mapping at New York Botanical Garden with PlantTracker

Looking to upgrade their public mapping presence and expand internal use of GIS, NYBG and Blue Raster partnered to develop PlantTracker. Replacing a previous tool, PlantTracker is the online catalog of NYBG’s living collections used to find plants, navigate the grounds, get plant information, view photographs, and take curated tours.  Read More

Esri Nonprofit Specialty: Enabling Nonprofits to Use GIS for Greater Impact

Blue Raster is a proud member of the Esri Nonprofit Specialty. Partners in the Nonprofit Specialty are recognized for their alignment with and their knowledge and expertise of Esri’s Nonprofit Organization Program.  Read More

GIS-based Mapping in America’s First Garden Cemetery

Blue Raster collaborated with Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS (APGG), and BG-BASE to develop an automated link from BG-BASE to Esri software. This process involved moving plant record data to a SQL Server Enterprise Geodatabase loaded with the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS data-model.  Read More


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