BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants

Assignment 2 - using MapPad

Specimen Identification - Collection information - Geographic Information - Habitat Information

After capturing the geographic coordinates for the specimens you examined (either directly from the specimen, or by georeferencing), and exporting these data from the spreadsheet to a CSV-formatted text file, you need to edit your data into the format required by the mapping program MapPad. This page will show you some of the things to watch for when you do so.

Use the color coding below to guide your data collection in the herbarium. Click HERE to see a sample herbarium specimen label decomposed into many of the fields described here. Please try to make your data recording as accurate as possible; if you have questions about a specimen label or annotation please ask herbarium staff or e-mail TAD. NOAA MapPad program web page image
  MapPad input file with hidden error
error message
  map with error
  the hidden error revealed
map after error corrected the complete, corrected datafile


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