Mt Edgcumbe, redrawing the maps

One of the more important tasks I have undertaken over the past few months is to update the maps of the collection. These are hand written and have been much amended and annotated over the years. Each section has been checked, noting where plants are missing, have been replaced or additions made. I have then scanned each map to create a digital file which I have then edited. I have then given each individual plant a unique number, nothing complicated, just its area followed by a three digit number. As appropriate, the master record, in the form of a spreadsheet, has been updated.

Area-1P-before

Much amended original of area 1P.

Area-1P-after

Revised map of area 1P

I have photographs of a large proportion of the plants in the collection but because there has been no numbering system, it will be tricky to relate photos to individual plants if there is more than one of a kind. My intention is to have a set of photos of each plant, taken over several seasons. My aim then will be to confirm the given name or identify incorrect names and if possible correct them.

 

I will put all the maps onto this site along with a layout map showing where each section is. I will also put a full list of the taxa in the collection with their locations.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s