What’s new in Hortis: January 2022

What’s new in Hortis: January 2022

We are very excited to share our first monthly What’s New In Hortis update with you. With the Hortis platform, our engineers are able to deploy new features at a high rate without you needing to take any action. This means that users all over the world will always have the latest version on their smartphone, tablet and pc.

When new features are deployed, we will publish the news on the release notes page at support.hortis.com. We will use this blog series to summarise the highlights of the past month.

Best wishes from the Hortis Team

Loading 2022

As we approach the end of 2021, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have taken part and engaged with us through these difficult times. Since joining Candide in 2020, we have been “rethinking plant records” and been solving challenges for the community. Here, we look back at our final webinar of 2021, entitled “Hortis is coming to town”.

Wishing all our community members a wonderful festive season, and look forward to working with you in 2022.

Plant Records Webinar – Healthy Plant Records: Are they achievable?

Healthy plant records system

A healthy plant records database is vital for the effective management of a plant collection. If you are not able to rely on your data, the value of investing time in keeping records in the first place, is put into question. In our last webinar, we explored the topic of healthy plant records and how they help towards becoming a data-driven institution.

Plant Records Webinar – Image Management And The Bigger Picture

Plant Records Webinar – Image Management And The Bigger Picture

In many regions of the world, more than 75% of the population has a smartphone. Consequently, with the technological advancements in smartphone photography, most people have a very good camera within easy reach. For botanic gardens, it is without doubt that historic images and contemporary photographs both hold vital information and purpose.

With more seamless image capture and management workflows, there is certainly a lot of potential to increase the usefulness of photographs in plant collections. Luckily there are new technology and software development techniques that can help us make this process easier.