Virginia Invasive Species

Tools for Mapping Invasive Species

You can choose from an online mapping tool or a smartphone app to collect and report invasive species information. 

On the web: 

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Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)

An easy to use web form that makes your data contribution part of a national network. Free registration required. Learn more here >>

On your phone:

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EDDMapS mobile app

Available on both App Store and Google Play, the app is a field guide combined with a reporting form. You can add GPS info and photos to your report right from the site where you find an invasive species. Learn more here >>

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Report your discoveries via the web or a mobile app. The iNaturalist platform is a fun and useful tool for amatuer and professional naturalists. In addition to learning about invasive species, users can discover much about common and rare species in their area--and around the world. Free registration required.


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Mobile app:

App Store or Google Play