Real time tracking of invasive species occurrences
Local and national distribution maps
Electronic early detection reporting tools
Library of identification and management information
What are Invasive Species?
Any species that is non-native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. These non-native species aggressively compete with and displace the associated flora and fauna communities.
How Can I Help?
Educate yourself on known invasive species in your area
Never plant, transmit, spread, or release invasive species
Report invasive species occurrences to your local county agent
Report invasive species to EDDMapS
How Can I Access the Data?
State and County Distribution Maps
Using GIS software such as ArcGIS
Custom Queries and Downloads to XLS, KML and Shapefiles
Can I Report from a Smartphone?
Yes, regional apps are available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. These apps include high-resolution images, descriptions and distribution maps. Users can take pictures and use the built in GPS to quickly report from the field.
Are Educational Resources Available?
Yes, EDDMapS is developed and run by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health that runs the Bugwood Image Database System and Bugwood Wiki. These resources provide over 50,000 images and over 1000 articles on invasive species.
Who is Involved?
Forty U.S. States and Four Canadian Provinces have active EDDMapS programs. EDDMapS has national support from the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Do you accept Bulk Data?
Yes, data can be submitted through the My EDDMapS page via the "Upload Data" link. Directions for data collection and entry, templates for data collection, and a data dictionary are available on the Tools & Training page. File types accepted are csv, xls/xlsx, kml/kmz, gbd, and gis files.