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TechNotes

How to Use the Horticultural Management Module HortMgtModule.pdf
Updated 8/14/14
This document explains how to use BG-Map to create, assign and track the progress of Horticultural Management Tasks.

BG-BASE Data Entry for for Web-VQF and Visitors QUICKFinder (VQF) Kiosk Software vqf_data.html
Updated 7/21/14
This document lists the recommended data entry in BG-BASE for use with the Web-VQF web interface and Visitors QUICKFinder kiosks. Your goal should be to fill in as much of this data as possible in order to provide maximum information to your visitors.

How to Assign Multiple Locations and Images to Web-VQF Garden Features ECM_Gdn_Feature_Tips.pdf
Updated 7/18/14
This document explains how you can assign more than one map location and more than one image to a single Web-VQF Garden Feature.

How to Display Memorial Trees, Benches, and Other Memorials in Web-VQF ECM_Memorial_Setup.pdf
Updated 7/18/14
This document explains how plants or Garden Features can be designed as memorials, which are searchable in Web-VQF.

Forcing the Contents of a Web-VQF Web Page to Refresh RefreshList.html
Updated 4/11/14
This document explains how to force the contents of a Web-VQF web page to refresh to display the latest information from BG-Map and BG-BASE.

How to Add Audio and Video Content to Web-VQF ECM_AudioVideo.pdf
Updated 3/26/14
This document explains how to add audio and video content to Web-VQF for Garden Features, Canned Tours and Plants.

Setting up BG-Map Web-VQF for Mobile Devices ECM_MobileSetup.pdf
Updated 11/18/13
This document explains how to set up your Web-VQF installation for mobile device support.

Configuring Printers and Plotters for BG-Map plotcfg.html
Updated 10/29/13
This document explains how to configure printers and plotters for printing of book maps and large format maps in BG-Map.

Moving BG-Map to a New Computer bg_move.html
Updated 8/22/13
This document explains how to move BG-Map from an existing computer to a new computer.

Using the Web-VQF API ECM_API.pdf
Updated 6/4/13
This document explains how to use the Web-VQF API, which allows you to retrieve maps and information on plants and canned tours in the form of XML files that can be used to provide data to other software applications.

Fixing Stoppages or Slowdown of Web-VQF ECM_Fixing.pdf
Updated 3/28/13
This document explains how to recover if Web-VQF should stop operating or slow down.

Finding Plants in BG-Map That Are Missing in BG-BASE MissingPlants.html
Updated 9/4/12
This document explains how to find plants that are in BG-Map but which are missing in BG-BASE.

Renewing Your OpenInsight License to allow Uninterrupted Operation of Web-VQF ECM_Rev_Renewal.pdf
Updated 8/2/12
This document explains how to renew your OpenInsight license for Web-VQF and explains how and when to renew the license.

Unraveling the Mystery of the User ID File: Running BG-Map User Setup userid.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains the details of the user ID file, which contains settings unique to each user institution and user workstation.

How to Display Unmapped Plants in BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder VQF_Unmapped_Setup.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to set up BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder kiosk software to allow visitors to search for and display unmapped plants.

How to Display Memorial Trees, Benches, and Other Memorials in BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder VQF_Mem_Setup.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to set up BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder kiosk software to allow visitors to search for memorial trees, benches, and other types of memorials, such as sculpture.

How to Set Options for BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder VQF_Options.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to set the various options that control the operation of BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder.

How to Customize BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder cust_vqf.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to customize BG-Map Visitors QUICKFinder for your institution.

Setting the Date Format for Total Station or GPS Survey Data Survey_date_order.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to set the date format for total station or GPS survey data collected on a data collector.

Stopping or Restarting Web-VQF ECM_Restart.pdf
Updated 2/16/12
This document explains how to stop or restart Web-VQF in the event of a problem or to install a software update.

Using RFID Tags with Garden Notepad, GreVidô and PropNoterô RFID_BGMAP.pdf
Updated 9/13/11
This document reviews RFID technology and how it can be used with BG-Map applications for Windows Mobile Devices.

Determining the Installed Versions of BG-Map Software for Windows Mobile Devices MobileVersions.html
Updated 2/22/11
This document explains how to determine the currently installed versions of BG-Map software for Windows Mobile devices.

BG-Map Layering Standards http://www.bg-map.com/layers.html
Updated 3/23/10
Typical layer assignments, colors, and retricted layers for BG-Map.

Moving BG-Map from a Stand-Alone Installation to a Network Installation bg_netmove.html
Updated 3/3/09
This document explains how to move BG-Map from a stand-alone installation on the local C: drive to a network installation on a Windows or Netware server.

AutoCAD 2009 Menu Issues Acad2009Menu.html
Updated 9/22/08
This document reviews issues pertaining to running BG-Map with AutoCAD 2009.

Running BG-Map with AutoCAD LT lt98.html
Updated 6/11/08
This document explains how to set up BG-Map to run with AutoCAD LT.

How to Create or Update a Basemap For Use With GreVid GrevidMapHowto.html
Updated 5/9/08
This document describes how to create or update a basemap for use with GreVid.

How to Send In an AutoCAD History Report To Assist in Debugging a Problem Acad_history.html
Updated 8/3/06
This document explains how to capture an AutoCAD history report (the contents of the AutoCAD Text Window) to assist in debugging a BG-Map problem that involves AutoCAD: For example, failure to generate plants or print a map.

Sharing Data Between BG-Map and ArcGIS Products ArcView and ArcInfo Arc_Share.html
Updated 9/14/04
This document explains how to share data between BG-Map, which is AutoCAD-based and other GIS systems that use ESRI ArcGIS products, such as ArcView or ArcInfo.

Restoring Programs and Data to the HP200lx Palmtop palmdead.html
Updated 12/10/02
This document describes how restore programs and data to the HP 200lx palmtop in the case of complete battery failure.

Changing Batteries on the HP 200 lx Palmtop Computer bat_rem.html
Updated 10/17/00
This document explains how to avoid losing data and having to reload software by changing the batteries on your palmtop computer regularly. For users of the Total Station Interface and Garden Notepad

Questions and Answers Involving Use of Volunteers in Mapping and Plant Records qa03.html
Updated 9/29/00
This document contains an e-mail message thread regarding use of volunteers for mapping and plant records in botanical gardens and arboreta.

Starting BG-Map with AutoCAD in Read-Only Mode ro_acad.html
Updated 8/12/1999
This document explains how to start BG-Map with AutoCAD in read-only mode if another user on a networked system is currently accessing your basemap.

Questions and Answers Involving Plant Labeling and BG-Map qa01.html
Updated 12/17/1998
This document contains an e-mail message thread regarding how to label plants - specifically if the accession number qualifier should be included on the label.

Avoid Naming Both Local and Network Folders as BGBASE multibgb.html
Updated 10/20/1998
If BG-Map is accessing BG-BASE data through a network server, avoid naming a folder on your local C: drive as BGBASE.


Surveying Tips

Mapping Non-Plant Objects with the BG-Map Total Station Interface and GPS Interface npo_syms.html
Updated 2/24/12
This document explains how to use BG-Map for automated mapping of non-plant objects.

Using a Giant Clipboard for Field Checks GiantClipboard.html
Updated 5/16/06
This document suggests the use of a giant clipboard to make it convenient to take large format maps out into the garden.

Using a Bamboo Pole for Plant Surveying BambooPole.html
Updated 11/3/05
This document suggests the use of an 8-foot bamboo pole in place of a measuring tape for surveying plant sizes and locations.

Mapping Group Plantings with a GPS or a Total Station That is Not Using BG-Map Surveying Software GPS_Group.html
Updated 2/18/05
This document explains how to map group plantings using a GPS or a Total Station that is not using BG-Map surveying software.

Using Stored Station Coordinates stor_sta.html
Updated 10/20/03
This document explains how to use the feature of the BG-Map Total Station Interface - Stored Station Coordinates, allowing you to store a list of stations (monuments) and their coordinates.

Notes and Suggestions for Botanical Garden Surveyors http://www.bg-map.com/getstart.html#NOTES
Updated 8/25/03
By Walt Dunlap and Wayne Cahilly, Institutional Mapping Department, The New York Botanical Garden
Walt and Wayne offer their considerable insight and experience into land surveying techniques and terminology.

Using Paper Maps and a Scanner to Map Dense Plantings without the Need to Survey With a Total Station or GPS scanmap.html
Updated 5/1/01
This article was contributed by By Gergely Boroczki, a recent Horticultural Intern at The Holden Arboretum. It explains a simple technique to map complex densely planted areas without the need to survey with a total station, GPS, or tape measure. It involves marking up paper maps with the locations of the plants

Using New Features of the BG-Map Total Station Interface lroffset.html
Updated 8/31/00
This document explains how to use the new features of the BG-Map Total Station Interface - left and right offsets. For users of the Total Station Interface and Hand Station Interface

Procedure for Collecting Total Station Field Mapping Data cub-pr01.html
Updated 1/25/00
Rick Lewandowski of Mount Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora prepared this document. We are posting it here as an example of an in-house protocol for field mapping. Feel free to adapt it for your own use.

Questions and Answers Involving Construction and Installation of Survey Markers qa02.html
Updated 2/26/1999
This document contains an e-mail message thread regarding methods of constructing and installing ground markers (monuments) for use in surveying plant locations in a botanical garden or arboretum.


Basemap Editing Tips

How to Break Out a Portion of Your Basemap breakout.html
Updated 5/22/02
This document describes how to break out a portion of your basemap and place it into a separate file.

How to Draw a Road or Path with Parallel Sides offsettg.html
Updated 1/24/02
This document describes how to draw a road or path with parallel sides by first drawing a centerline and then offsetting it.


Software and Documentation Downloads

Automatic Software Updates
BG-Map software updates install automatically if your BG-Map workstation is connected to the internet. To manually install, go to the Updates Page.

BG-Map 2014b Update BGMap_Update.html
Updated 6/16/14
This is the latest version of BG-Map. All users should install this update if their current version is 2013 or 2014. This update also includes Garden Notepad Plus for iPad.

GreVid and Garden Notepad Standalone Version 2014 Update GGN_Update.html
Updated 2/7/14
This is the latest version of GreVid and Garden Notepad Standalone Version for users who don't have BG-Map but who use GreVid and Garden Notepad. These users should install this update if their current version is 2013.

GreVid and Garden Notepad Standalone Version 2014 Users Manual GGN_Standalone_Manual.pdf
Updated 1/23/14
This users manual, in PDF format, has been updated for GreVid and Garden Notepad Standalone Version 2014.

Garden Notepad Plus for iPad Users Manual Garden Notepad Plus Manual.pdf
Updated 1/16/14
This users manual, in PDF format, has been updated for Garden Notepad Plus Version 3.0

Garden Notepad and GreVid Users Manual GreVid and Garden Notepad Manual.pdf
Updated 1/16/14
This users manual, in PDF format, has been updated to Garden Notepad version 8.0 and GreVid version 5.41.

Plot Styles, PMP Files, and Plotters for BG-Map plotstyl.html
Updated 8/2/12
These files are required for plotter and printer setup in BG-Map. (Includes updated Plotters and PMP Files used to export maps to GreVid)

Garden Notepad Version 7.3 GN_Update.html
Updated 1/20/11
This is the latest version of Garden Notepad for mobile devices running Windows Mobile devices. If you are using GreVid, update your version to 5.4 or later before installing this update.

GreVid Version 5.41 GreVid_Update.html
Updated 1/12/11
This is latest version of GreVid.

PropNoter 1.33 Update PropNoter_Update.html
Updated 1/12/11
This is the latest version of the PropNoter Software for mobile devices running Windows Mobile and Pocket PC.

Total Station Interface 5.7 Update TotalSta_Update.html
Updated 9/29/10
For Users Topcon, Nikon, Pentax and Leica Total Stations
This is the latest version of the Total Station Interface Software for mobile devices running Windows Mobile and Pocket PC.

PropNoter Users Manual PNManual.html
Updated 6/25/08
This users manual, in PDF format, is for PropNoter version 1.0.

Total Station Interface Users Manual TSManual.html
Updated 12/13/07
This users manual, in PDF format, has been updated to Total Station Interface version 5.24.

Tools For Creating or Updating a Basemap For GreVid GreVidMapTools.html
Updated 4/27/07
This download contains the software tools you will need to create or update a basemap for use with GreVid.

Improved Monument Symbol for BG-Map monument.html
Updated 11/22/04
This symbol will automatically take on the color of whichever layer you place it on.

Sample Script to Change the Layer of a Defined View Outline outlines.zip
Updated 6/3/04
This is an example of an AutoCAD script that can be used to change the layer of a Defined View outline so that it can be permanently saved. For a discussion of this item on the BG-BASE and BG-Map Users Forum, click here.

TRANSFILE WIN 200 File Transfer Software tfwin200.html
Updated 6/14/02
TRANSFILE WIN 200 is a file transfer program that can be used to transfer data between your PC and the HP200lx palmtop computer.


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