SoRo TCN Georeferencing Workshop

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Workshop Summary

This workshop is for Southern Rocky Mountain (SoRo) TCN only. In this workshop we will cover topics including spatial acumen (datum, projections coordinate types), an overview of best practices, minimum data standards (fields to fill out how to derive uncertainty and when not to georeference) and move into hands on work georeferencing SoRo specimens.

This workshop will be broken into three shorter sessions that will occur 17th, 19th and 24th of September from 3-5 mountain.


Day 1 September 17th 3-5 pm Introduction to spatial concepts (Datum, coordinate types, projections) Data quality and standards for the SoRo project Quick guide to georeferencing Uncertainty values

Day 2 September 19th 3-5 pm Tips for recording better data in the field Georeferencing Software (National Geographic TOPO!, GeoLocate) Using GeoLocate Types of Georeferences with examples to geocode

Day 3 September 24th 3-5 pm Bring your data


J Ryan Allen; University of Colorado Herbarium Lead Instructor


Tina Ayers; Deaver Herbarium at Northern Arizona University

Robin Bingham; Western State University

Sarah Dutton; Lead Digitizer for SoRo at the New York Botanical Garden

Mark Gabel; Black Hills State University

Alexander Henrie; Georeferencing for Deaver Herbarium at Northern Arizona University

Jacob Jensen; High Plains Herbarium Chadron State College

Grace Kostel; Black Hills State

Steven B. Rolfsmeier; High Plains Herbarium. Chadron State College

Larry Schmidt; University of Wyoming

Phil Tonne; University of New Mexico

Workshop Logistics

The workshop will be held over Zoom

Please try to login before the workshop to make sure you have all of the software you need.

Workshop Resources

Please make sure to download these resources.

Georeferencing Quick Guide

I would suggest printing this out while we work through georeferences

Biogeomancers Guider to Best Practices in Georeferencing

This is worth a full read with the goal of familiarity. Lots of examples, but mostly we end up using the Quick Guide.

Georeferencing Calculator (Uncertainty)original Biogeomancer version is no longer online.

Slides for Day One

Slides for Day Two

Slides for Day Three

Workshop Word Document to provide comments and or take group notes

Spreadsheet to enter georeferences