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On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM, IGraham <> wrote:

An explanation of what I want to do.
I'll be wandering around the garden see a plant and have no idea what it
I'd like to create a map of my garden and record where a plant is and its
name (common and Latin) etc in a database. Possibly such an application

Graham, I'm wondering how the location of a plant is specified. In trying
to imagine how I would do that I thought of GPS coordinates. Decided the
numbers would be too big, not easy to remember, and probably not accurate
enough. Then I thought I could build my own grid around the garden. One
vector would be the X coordinate, the other the Y coordinate.

If you don't mind marking your garden borders with an X and Y coordinate
your database (or spreadsheet) would be as follows.
field (column) 1 : X value
field (column) 2 : Y value
field (column) 3 : common name
field (column) 4 : Latin name

Then, when you want names, look them up by the X,Y value.

What do you think?

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