The Otago Museum is leading the way in widely adopting Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging, a system that will eventually see every collection item tracked within Vernon Collection. The RFID process involves attaching a RFID tag (which contains a microchip with a unique ID encoded to its memory and a small antenna) to a collection item which can then be detected as the item travels past readers, or with a mobile device.
From version 5.0.6, Vernon place data can be exported so that it can be shown in Google Earth. Place data in this context are address fields for people and organisations, geographic Latitude/Longitude fields, or fields controlled by the Place authority file. You can see these plotted on a map with associated text data from Vernon CMS.