Frequently Asked Mapping Questions

What can I map on Plants Map? Currently our forms for profiles, plants, collections, subcollections and events allow a map pin location to be added by the user. Learn more. What is the community map? The main ‘MAP’ link in our menu navigation is our community map that only shows plants, collections and profiles that […]

How do I enter a pin location for a plant or collection?

Originally published 11-2-2015.  Updated 5-23-18. Plants Map forms for profiles, plants, collections and subcollections use the same Location Details mapping tool that allows you 3 ways to enter a location and to set a pin on a map. This tool relies on Google Maps and what is known as latitude / longitude numerical Decimal Degrees […]

What Can I Map on Plants Map?

On Plants Map there are 5 types of content that can include pin location information on our maps. All location information provided is optional. The mapping tool also always you to set a location as ‘private’ so that only the you, the profile owner, sees it. When you enter edit mode for any of the following forms […]

Can I map points of interest or other things besides plants?

At the moment our only ‘data’ forms to add points to our maps are for plants, a garden or plant collection, or location information for profiles. Examples of some profiles with mapped plant collections: Cossey Park Botanical Garden Virginia Big Tree Program Spotsylvania Greenways Initiative We currently use Google Maps but will also be implementing […]