EDDMapS-Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
The Early Detection and Distributtion Mapping System (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. THe system currently covers all of the SUA and Canada. EDDMapS aggregates data from other databases and organizations as well as volunteer observations to create a national network of invasive species and pest distribution data that is shared with educators, land managers, conservation biologists, and beyond. Both a destktop and mobile application, EDDMapS allows easy, real time tracking of invasive species, both plant and animal. Through EDDMapS, participants can submit their observations or view results through interactive queries into the EDDMapS database. Participants can maintain their personal records and visualize data with interactive maps. All data is reviewed by verifiers prior to appearing on maps and in data queries to ensure all data is accurate. The data is made freely available to everyone, including scientists, researchers, land managers, land owners, educators, conservationists, ecologists, farmers, foresters, state and national parks, etc.
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