Community Partnership: Park Archive Project
The Community Partnership Fund project was successfully completed in June 2009
See the presentation to the National Digital Forum 2009 to see the rationale and illustrations of how maps are linked to digital archives and community knowledge.
Background to the Friends archive project:
The initial concept for the Friends of Pukekura Park archive project evolved from working with George Fuller, former Curator of Pukekura Park, to sort through the information and knowledge accrued by him during his association with the Park. Because the resulting archive would reside with Puke Ariki, it was resolved to partner with Puke Ariki and follow accepted archiving parameters.
Project F112 progress reports to central government
This project has met all deliverables as required.
During the initial weeks of the project, and while in discussion with both the New Plymouth District Council and Puke Ariki, we discovered a number of ways to improve the management and robustness of the Project, while at the same time creating more accurate and useful data, and improving data storage and access.
The Friends of Pukekura Park have accepted a combined offer from the University of California Davis Arboretum and ESRI to become a partner in testing their new Botanic Gardens data model, which should be of tremendous assistance to us, the associated NPDC Parks staff, and to Pukekura Park and its archives. This relationship will ensure that the Pukekura Park GIS will be aligned to an international standard and contribute to international development and research processes.
Since the commencement of the project, several other related community projects have come to light which may align with the Pukekura Park Portal Project, namely the Puke Ariki schools environmental education programme, which uses Pukekura Park as a practical field-base; and a bequest to label native trees in Pukekura Park. Both projects can make use of the portal facilities that CPF F112 is aiming to achieve, and they will contribute additional information to the GIS.