IrisBG Version 3.6.1 is now available

A new release of IrisBG is now available which includes several new features that we beleive many of you will enjoy. Below, you will find a recording of the Q&A Webinar held on Thursday, July 7th where we discuss some of the features in the new version. A complete list of changes can be found …

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List Wizardry, User Satisfaction, APGA in Miami

It has been several weeks since my return from Miami and I was hoping to write this article sooner. However, my desire to include a re-recording of the presentation from the conference workshop “20 cool things you can do with your plant records”, required a bit of patience. The final point in the presentation included …

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20 years, 5 continents, 3 conferences, Miami here we come

It was 20 years ago today (give or take a few months), since the first version of IrisBG was installed at the Botanical Garden, University Of Oslo. Since then, IrisBG has been carefully curated and improved over the years, including a complete redesign in 2004 and 2010. In the same period, we have also seen …

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European User Conference – Recordings, Slides and Summary

Having come back from the Netherlands on Saturday, now several days later, I still feel the community buzz tingling whilst writing this article. Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam was a fantastic venue and our host, Curator Reinout Havinga and Director Taeke Kuipers made sure that the 30 delegates felt truly welcome to their wonderful garden. A well …

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IrisBG with 64 bit support, Windows 10 + UK User Conference

We are very pleased to announce IrisBG version 3.6.0. This new release is a technical milestone which will make Iris capable of handling very large datasets on PC’s running 64* bit version of Windows. This becomes relevant when you import a large number of high resolution images or produce very big Excel spread sheet reports. …

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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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