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GIS-Geographic Information Systems
The databases are linked to a geographic information system (GIS) map of the main repository. This allows us to find information about each specimen when in the repository, and also to know where it is located within the buildings of the repository.
The GIS linked system improves our emergency management and will enhance our pest management. For example, we can locate zones susceptible to concrete moisture 'weeping' and ensure that any cabinets in those areas are raised off the floor surface. We can also monitor areas with noticeable pests and target mitigation procedures more effectively.