BG-Map
Easy to Use Collections Mapping for Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

What is BG-Map?

BG-Map is the most widely used mapping software specifically designed for botanical gardens and similar institutions.

If you work at a botanical garden, arboretum, college campus, private estate, cemetery, zoo, municipality or other facility where detailed records and mapping of trees, plants and infrastructure are critical, then BG-Map is the right solution for you.

How Does BG-Map Differ From BG-BASE?

BG-BASETM is collections management database software developed and supported by BG-BASE, Inc. and BG-BASE UK Ltd. BG-Map is mapping software that links to the plant records stored in BG-BASE, creating a powerful Geographic Information System (GIS).


List of BG-Map Users


Why BG-Map?
It's Easy and Powerful

It's Easy to Use
Other mapping systems may burden you with lots of technical jargon and complex procedures for producing even the simplest maps.

In contrast, BG-Map is packed with easy to use features designed for non-technical garden staff.

"You Don't Need to be a
GIS Expert to Use BG-Map..."

And It's Powerful

BG-Map is the only available mapping software that links directly to BG-BASE™ without the need for exporting or importing.

And, with the optional Web Interface, you and your visitors can access a wealth of information about your garden and collections, including maps and images.

"The implementation of the software (BG-Map) went very well for us. We were complete by the end of August, and C. has been mapping all of our new garden renovations this year. It's almost intimidating how much the software can do."

Peter Couchman, Executive Director, High Glen Estate

What About Low Cost or "Free" Mapping Software?

Staff time is valuable. Unlike some low cost or "free" software, BG-Map is not a toolkit that comes with a long learning curve. It's complete and ready to go right away. And, BG-Map is designed to do exactly what you need to do quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

You don't need to learn about database structures, topology, rules, schema, classes, exporting or formatting.

You have better things
to do with your time!

With just a few clicks, you can find a plant, print a customized map or create a report.

BG-Map Support

The Software Maintenance Program provides technical support and software updates for a single annual fee, assuring that your software is always current.

The Users Support Website offers TechNotes, surveying tips, downloads and a searchable online forum where you can post questions and look up information.

"I have worked with BG-Map for six years now, and I still don't know where I would be without you and your fabulous technical support. From the silly questions to the really tough problems I come up with, you are always willing to talk me through it or get back to me quickly. You never shrink form creating new solutions for the special needs of Mt. Cuba Center. We have a much stronger plant records department as a result."

Amy Highland, Mount Cuba Center

"It still amazes me how you can work through issues that we encounter over the phone. You have the best technical support I have ever seen..."

Laura Vasquez, Montgomery Botanical Center

How to Purchase and Install BG-Map

Check out the BG-Map Price List or Contact BG-Map to receive a detailed proposal specific to your installation requirements.

To create a BG-Map installation, a basemap of your garden will be required. Each BG-Map purchase includes on-site installation and training of your staff.

Getting Started


Power Your Website with BG-Map

Power Your Website with

Add the power and capabilities of BG-Map to your website with Web-VQF/ECM. Visitors to your website will learn about your garden and create their own maps with ease from home or on-site. And, your staff will gain unprecedented access to plant records and location maps.

GPS and Surveying

BG-Map is adaptable to various techniques for surveying plant locations.

From manual tape measurements to GPS, BG-Map can provide a surveying solution for you.

Choose the Total Station Interface for fast and highly accurate surveying using electronic total station laser measuring instruments.

Or, choose the GPS Interface to use the latest in satellite global positioning technology to speed the process of mapping your plant collections.


More About Visitors QUICKFinder

Educate and Assist Your Visitors

Educate and assist your garden visitors with BG-Map

Visitors QUICKFinder. Set up a touch screen kiosk in your visitors center, and you can offer a valuable and popular new service.

Visitors can learn about your garden and search for plants and memorials. With the Create a Tour feature, they can even print their own guide maps.

Mobile Solutions

Use software from BG-Map with your Mobile device to view and update your plant records, survey plant locations, and more.

BG-Map Users

BG-Map has beeen installed in public and private gardens throughout the U.S. and beyond. Find out more about these users here:

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