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This is a meetup group for those in the Phoenix area who like maps, GIS, OpenStreetMap, cartography and anything in between. You can follow us on twitter at @phxgeo where we have discussion and post announcements between meetups.

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Papago Park Saguaro Survey IV with ArcGIS Experience Builder

Arizona Heritage Center

Join us the morning of Saturday, February 18th to help extend the Papago Park saguaro map to include Eisendrath House and the Arizona Heritage Center. Participants will learn about this unique plant population and learn how to use ArcGIS Experience Builder for mobile mapping.

9:30 - Experience Builder map training
10:00 - Event orientation, survey protocol
10:30-noon - Data collection
12:15 - Go for lunch if folks are interested

We will park at the Arizona Heritage Center parking lot

Mapping platform:
We like to change things up with a different mobile mapping technology each year and this year we will be using ArcGIS Experience Builder, a fairly new mapping platform. We also hope to obtain 4" imagery this year to make the mapping work easier for you! (We will post the link to the editable web map closer to the event.)

If mobile maps aren't your style, there are other ways you can participate. Printed maps will be provided for a low-tech mapping alternative and teams can be formed to pair saguaro enthusiasts with mapping enthusiasts.

Eisendrath House invites all PHXGeo members to drop in for a free tour on Saturday, February 11th between 11am and 2pm (one week before our Meetup event). See https://www.tempe.gov/government/community-services/tempe-history-museum/historic-houses

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A little background on the Papago Park Saguaro Map:
The 'map' is actually several GIS datasets independently maintained by the various cities and organizations that share the park. PHXGeo participated for several years in the annual Desert Botanical Garden Saguaro Inventory. In recent years we have begun volunteering with City of Phoenix and City of Tempe to map saguaros across hundreds of acres of Papago Park.
By supporting the saguaro mapping efforts of each of the cities and organizations in Papago Park, we hope to create a resource to help better understand this plant population that is quintessential to Arizona and central to our community.


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