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EDDMapS Summit 2022 (wednesday)

  • 03/23/2022
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual

Learn the ins and outs of mapping invasive species, talk with the experts, and start applying it to your management work!

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

Overview: The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in collaboration with its partner organizations is providing a 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.

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Draft Agenda

11:00 - Welcome - Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director

11:10 - Year in Review, Big Changes, Updates - Chuck Bargeron, UGA

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

12:00 - Spotted Lanternfly / Tree-of-Heaven Monitoring - Tricia Bethke, The Morton Arboretum

12:15 - Lessons Learned with Point and Polygon Data - Jerry Caldwell, Tooele County Utah and Monika Chandler, Minnesota Dept of Ag

12:35 - User Tools - Downloads, Alerts, Saved Queries - Rebekah Wallace, UGA

12:50 - Break

1:00 - How to Use the Data - Aaron Eagar, Utah Dept of Agriculture and Food

1:20 - All Taxa Lessons Learned - Justin Bush, Washington Invasive Species Council

1:40 - Verifier Tools - Rebekah Wallace, UGA

2:00 - Next steps, improving customer support and Future Tools - Chuck Bargeron, UGA

2:30 - Open Questions with EDDMapS Team

What is EDDMapS?

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.

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