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EDDMapS Summit 2023
April 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT
Hosted by the North American Invasive Species Management Association
Organized by University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Sponsored by Montana Department of Agriculture, Invasive Species Centre, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Utah Weed Supervisors Association, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, Washington Invasive Species Council, and 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.
Agenda (Central Time):
12:00 – 12:10 | Welcome – Christie Trifone Millhouse, NAISMA
12:10 – 12:40 | State of EDDMapS 2023 – What’s new and coming soon – Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia
12:40 – 12:50 | How to walk or drive a polygon in EDDMapS Pro – Jerry Caldwell and Kevin Bailey, Utah Weed Supervisor’s Association
12:50 – 1:10 | Why you should and how to submit your bulk data to EDDMapS – Rebekah Wallace, University of Georgia
1:10 – 1:30 | State, Project, and Federal ArcGIS Dashboards – Aaron Eagar, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
1:30 – 1:50 | Wild Spotter, Joro Watch and Community Success Stories – Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia
1:50 – 2:00 | Break
2:00 – 2:20 | Squeal on Pigs Campaign and Smartphone App – TBD
2:20 – 2:40 | “Future Abundance Habitat” plant maps and models – Annette Evans, USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
2:40 – 3:00 | Integrating Diagnostic Labs in EDDMapS – Joe LaForest, University of Georgia
3:00 – 3:20 | State-Wide All-Taxa Database Example – Minnesota, Laura Van Riper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
3:20 – 3:40 | Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and Tricks from the Field – Rebekah Wallace, University of Georgia
3:40 – 4:00 | Questions – EDDMapS Team
Feb 24, 2023 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Eastern Time
Mar 17, 2023 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Eastern Time
It is recommended that participants complete the NAISMA Mapping Data Standards course prior to the Summit. This online course is free for NAISMA members.
Attendees are also encouraged to review the recordings from 2021 and 2022 Summits on NAISMA’s YouTube channel prior to this year’s event.