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EDDMapS Summit 2022

March 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm CDT

Above: Summit presentations cover EDDMapS’ smartphone apps, website, tools, and projects. Subscribe to NAISMA communications to learn more about our year-round offerings of professional development in invasive species management. View the recordings from 2021 for basics on EDDMapS.

Hosted by the North American Invasive Species Management Association
Organized by University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health 


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.

The University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in collaboration with its partner organizations is providing a comprehensive one-day training and update.  This free summit is open to everyone from beginners to experienced users.  The Summit will have presentations that cover EDDMapS’ smartphone apps, website, tools, and projects.  This will be an update to last year’s Summit and attendees are encouraged to review the recordings from last year prior to this year’s Summit.  

Agenda 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

11:00 am– Welcome – Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director

11:10 am– EDDMapS Overview, Year in Review and Updates – Chuck Bargeron, UGA

11:40 am– Projects – What they are, how they work – Joe LaForest, UGA

12:00 pm– Illinois Tree of Heaven Monitoring Program Update  – Tricia Bethke, The Morton Arboretum

12:20 pm– Lessons Learned with Point and Polygon Data – Jerry Caldwell, Tooele County Utah and Monika Chandler, Minnesota Dept of Ag

12:45 pm– User Tools – Downloads, Alerts, Saved Queries – Rebekah Wallace, UGA

1:00 pm– Break

1:10 pm– How to Use the Data – Aaron Eagar, Utah Dept of Agriculture and Food

1:30 pm– Mobilizing the Public to Detect and Report All Types of Invasive Species: Washington State’s First Detector Program from Apple Maggot to Zebra Mussel – Justin Bush, Washington Invasive Species Council

1:50 pm– Verifier Tools – Rebekah Wallace, UGA

2:10 pm– Next steps, improving customer support and Future Tools – Chuck Bargeron, UGA

2:30 pm– Open Questions with EDDMapS Team

New to EDDMapS? Check out last year’s videos to learn about the program and its partners: video 1 | video 2



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