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March 2, 2021

March 31 - April 01, 2021

The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in collaboration with its partner organizations is hosting the EDDMapS Summit 2021, a comprehensive two-day training and partner discussion around EDDMapS (Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System). Hosted by the North American Invasive Species Management Association, this free summit is open to everyone from beginners to experienced users.  

Learn more here or register below.

Day 1, March 31, 2021

11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST (9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST)

What to expect:

  • Presentations that cover EDDMapS’ smartphone apps, website, tools, and projects
  • Features on the new EDDMapS app as well as the updates to the EDDMapS Pro platforms
  • Instructions on how to contribute bulk data, download existing data and integrate the data into your websites and programs

Day 2, April 1, 2021

11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST (9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST)

What to expect:

  • Four panel discussions featuring experts from across the U.S. and Canada
  • Topics include: public engagement; using data for funding and decision making; treatment tracking and monitoring; and using data for modeling
  • Panels will include short introductory presentations and open discussion

What is EDDMapS?

EDDMapS (Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System) 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 U.S. and Canada, and expanded to document biological control agents and certain native pest species.

EDDMapS' goal is to maximize the effectiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of invasive species and pest observations recorded each year. As of February 2021, EDDMapS has over 5.1 million records.

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