Havard Ostgaard

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User Conference ~ Q&A Webinar’s ~ Version 3.5.5

User Conference Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam welcomes the IrisBG community to the 2016 User Conference on Friday, 15 April. The focus of this year’s conference is Sharing User Experiences and the main part of the programme will contain presentations from the user community. The agenda is still under development, but we already have speakers from gardens …

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A few of our favourite things in 2015

On behalf of the IrisBG team, I would like to wish you happy holidays and all the best for 2016. In many ways, 2014 was a record breaking year, but 2015 has been even better. In this last article of the season I have compiled a list of some of the highlights of the year …

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IrisBG Celebrates 75+ users with version 3.5.4 and more free tools

We are very pleased to announce that the IrisBG community now includes more than 75 institutions. Some of our newest members, such as the Smithsonian Institution and English Heritage manage a number of separate gardens so there are now more than 100 gardens using IrisBG. Visit our user’s page to see the updated map with …

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Version 3.5.3 + IrisBG Excel Add-In

Hope you had a great summer. Our summer was busier than ever, starting off with the APGA conference in Minnesota, followed by the EuroGard congress in Paris and the Esri/APGA GIS symposium in San Diego. At the same time, we had the great pleasure of welcoming several new members to our community, which now counts …

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IrisBG ArcMap sync at the Esri APGA GIS symposium

For some time now, Esri and IrisBG have been collaborating to make it easier for ArcGIS users to access their IrisBG Collection Data on the ArcGIS platform. So last week in San Diego, it was with great pleasure that we announced the availability of the “IrisBG Sync” for ArcMap at the “Esri APGA GIS Symposium”. …

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EuroGard VII and countdown towards 2020

More than 200 delegates from European gardens gathered in Paris for the 7th EuroGard Congress titled “European Botanic Gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity, Challenges and responsibilities in the countdown towards 2020”. The congress closed on Friday July 10th after a very busy week filled with a mix of academic stimuli and great social events. …

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From APGA 2015: Are Botanic Gardens part of the Knowledge Driven Industry?

One of the benefits of having a long journey home from a conference is the amount of time you have to reflect. In this article, I will try to delve a bit deeper into one topic that has been on my mind for some time, but first, a few thoughts about the recent APGA conference. …

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ArcGIS and IrisBG synchronization – Technical Preview

The long awaited solution to improve integration between IrisBG and ArcGIS is just around the corner. For many years, IrisBG users have been able to use ArcGIS base maps in IrisBG. In addition, map coordinates can be exported from IrisBG in KML or other tabular formats to be used in ArcGIS. However, organizations who use …

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Darwin, Jefferson, Leiden, ArcGIS and more

The first quarter of 2015 was very special and in this article you will find some of the highlights of the past three months. New users In the last few months we welcomed our first garden from Laos, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and from Germany, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Several other universities also joined, including …

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IrisBG Workshop at APGA 2015 – registration is now open

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of this year’s annual American Public Garden conference in Minneapolis. In addition to the exhibit on Thursday and Friday, we will also host our popular workshop on Friday, June 26th. The workshop “Getting More out of Your Botanical Collection Using IrisBG” follows a similar format to the event …

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