EDDMapS GIS was developed at the Bugwood Network at the Center for Invasive Species. The primary goal was to create a solution for the general users to be able to map invasive species, look at their data in an online map, analyze trends and patterns, create their own workplans, and share their conclusions.
In order for a solution to be effective though, it needed to be simple to use. We created EDDMapS GIS to compliment the easy to use mobile data apps for data collection. So users can map their invasive weed reports and sightings and then sync their data to the online GIS map. No advanced training or complicated software to learn. It's all done in any web browser and on any device.
Users can take advantage of a robust GIS focused map and never have to learn GIS. They can overlay their existing GIS shapefiles or map services and use the map for easy printing and displaying of data. Sharing your data is easy too because it's all housed inside projects. So all members can access the same project data inside the same web map.
Know where to look for specific invasives
Locate features using the quick query functions
Calculate acreage and length with a few clicks
New map templates for even better styled maps
A solution is only successful if it can be used by anyone, anywhere, and on any device.
“A system change is always stressful and EDDMAPS GIS did a great job of staying on top of it, helpful, and patient with us.”
“Using the online maps gives us a way to share data in an easy way. We were able to collaborate data collection seamlessly.”
“We were able to launch our GIS project in under a month from start to finish. We have loved all of the easy to use features built in.”
“I didn't need any formal training and could immediately log on and use the GIS features.”