The project of mapping the plants in the Botanical Garden continues, and three of the garden's large collections are currently fully mapped: the Succulent Collection, the Palm Collection, and the Utilitarian Plants Collection. Large parts of the Israeli Flora Collection have also been mapped, but here there's still a lot of work to be done.
The completion of mapping the exact locations of all the plants in the Garden will enable easier orientation and identification of plants, with the help of applications available to the visitors on their mobile phones, as well as making the staff's work easier.
The mapping process includes identification of the plants and uploading their geographic location onto the Garden map, via a specific application. Additional information about the plants (such as life form, number, condition, etc.) is recorded on a built-in form and uploaded (on-line) to the Garden's Maps and Geographical Information Portal. Information about the Garden's infrastructure has been uploaded in a similar way. The portal allows comprehensive usage and spatial analysis of the data collected throughout the garden, as well as the production of distribution maps for plants throughout the country for research and data collection purposes.
The attached map shows the Garden areas that are currently mapped. Each point represents a plant, and the different colours represent different life forms (such as tree, shrub, dwarf shrub, geophyte). The information will be made available to the visitors on the Botanical Garden's website, after the entire mapping project has been completed.