ESRI offers GIS Software and training grants to Botanical Gardens and Zoological...

ESRI offers GIS Software and training grants to Botanical Gardens and Zoological Parks

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Redlands, USA, July 10, 2007: ESRI is offering software and training grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoological parks that want to incorporate GIS into their operations. The overriding goal of the program is to support the application of GIS technology to plant conservation, management, research, and educational activities.

The ESRI Start-Up Grant Program has two main objectives: (1) provide the necessary tools for data creation and maintenance, analysis, and mapping as a means of improving plant management and conservation and (2) provide a foundation dataset that can be extended to other departments within the applicant’s organization or shared between institutions.

The grant series is intended to supplement these institutions’ efforts by bridging the technology gap where financial resources remain an obstacle to progress.