EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/155

USA Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System

EDDMapS (Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System) is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive alien species in the USA. This system was launched by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia. EDDMapS combines data from other databases and organizations as well as volunteer observations to create a national network of invasive alien species distribution. A simple, interactive Web interface enables participants to submit their observations or view results through interactive queries into the EDDMapS database. Being able to see the current distribution of a species as it moves into a new area facilitates Early Detection and Rapid Response programs. All data is reviewed by state verifiers to ensure its accuracy before it is made freely available. Distribution maps are available for plants, insects, diseases and wildlife. These maps may be displayed at state, county or points level. Tools and training material are also available, as well as smartphone applications.


Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System Website. http://www.eddmaps.org/