EDDMapS serves as a platform to document invasive species and pests. 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.
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. This data will become the foundation for a better understanding of invasive species and pest distribution around the world.