EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species and pest distribution. It is fast, easy to use, and doesn’t require Geographic Information Systems experience. Launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, it was originally designed as a tool for state Exotic Pest Plant Councils to develop more complete distribution data of invasive species. Since then, the program has expanded to include the entire US and Canada as well as to document certain native pest species. The goal of EDDMapS is to maximize the effectiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of invasive species and pest observations recorded each year. As of July 2020, EDDMapS had over 4.9 million records and is being used by several states in the USET region.
April 29th, 2021• • 1 min read