BG-Map Feature Article

Web-VQF has been developed collaboratively with the support of Longwood Gardens.

Add the power and capabilities of BG-Map to your website with Web-VQF. Visitors will learn about your garden and create their own maps with ease from home or on-site. And, your staff will gain unprecedented access to plant records and location maps.

Not a "Cookie Cutter" Approach

Your website powered by Web-VQF can be unique to your institution, with numerous options to give you the ability to control its look and make it your own.

Map Display - Click to See
Automatically switches between mobile, desktop and tablet modes

Click This Image to See a Typical Plant Information Page.
Image Courtesy of Lark Labels

Web-VQF: Visitors QuickFinder

Features for Visitors

Display Clickable Zoomable Maps

What's Popular Now - Show what others have recently viewed.

Search for Plants by Name - by typing a name or choosing from a list of scientific or common names

Searchable Garden Features - Find buildings, fountains, artworks, etc, Each feature can have audio, video and an image gallery

Display Staff-Created Tours - Tours can include plants and garden features. Each tour can have audio or video

Seasonal Plants - Include unaccessioned plants, such as annuals or tropicals, that are seasonally displayed.

Search for Plants by Characteristics - habit, flower color, sun requirements, etc.

Search Phenology Records - and display history of flowering and fruiting

Online Glossary - of botany and horticulture terms

Find Memorial Benches and Trees - Search by memorial name or donor name.

Create Your Own Tour - of plants and garden features or display a staff-selected tour

E-Mail Pages - to friends and colleagues

Features for Staff

Garden staff can have access to plant records data and plant locations not accessible by the general public, including restricted map locations and plant field check records.

Staff Features Include:

Map or Remap Plants Using a Mobile Tablet Device

Display Both Living and Dead Plants

List Plants and Display Maps by BG-BASE Location or BG-Map Defined View

Display Plant Records - including location history, field checks and measurements. Multi-values are listed in tabular format.

Enter New Field Checks

Create New Plants and Accessions

Features for Students

Web-VQF provides information through your website for learning about plants. It automatically generates course manuals, including plant lists, plant information sheets and plant location maps. Features include the ability to display maps showing the plants for each week of a course, an online illustrated glossary, and a self-test feature to enhance skills in plant identification.

Create Course Manuals - in PDF format

Enhanced Plant Information for Students - Registered students can access more detailed plant information including cultural requirements, instructor's comments, etc.

Self-Test Feature - helps students develop skills in plant identification and naming

Try It Yourself:

Denver Botanic Gardens Navigator
Longwood Gardens Plant Explorer
McCrory Gardens Explorer
Morris Arboretum Collection Connection
Purdue Arboretum Explorer
Scott Arboretum Navigator
University of Pennsylvania Penn Plant Explorer

Visitors can search for plants and garden features - Click to Enlarge

Plant Information Display - Click to Enlarge

Map and Image Display - Click to Enlarge

Staff Plant Records Display - Click to Enlarge

Staff Image Thumbnails Display - Click to Enlarge


Mapping the world... one plant at a time

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