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Innovation of botany education by cloud-based geoinformatics system
by Rostislav Nétek; Zdena Dobesova; Ales Vavra
International Journal of Information Technology and Management (IJITM), Vol. 13, No. 1, 2014


Abstract: The paper describes the educational portal BotanGIS. It is an innovative geographical information system developed to improve botany education. It is divided into two main parts. The database contains more than 50 characteristics of about 500 plants from the Botanical Garden in Olomouc, the Czech Republic. In the database, students can search and filter and, with the help of an interactive map, locate plants on the map. From a technical point of view, it is built on the rich internet application concept, which enables the creation of a sophisticated online application. The cloud computing interface provides an innovative approach for students' education because the BotanGIS portal is available online. It offers an effective and attractive way to study botany and geoinformatics utilising modern web technologies.

Online publication date: Thu, 06-Feb-2014


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