The Early Detection Distribution Mapping System for Alberta (EDDMapS Alberta) is a web-based mapping program for documenting invasive species distribution throughout the province.
Simply register as an observer on EDDMapS Alberta, take a photo of an invasive species with your smartphone, complete a short standardized online data form and submit it to participate in real time tracking of invasive species occurrences to produce local and national distribution maps.
EDDMapS was launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia and is currently utilized by 40 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.
EDDMapS' goal is to maximize the effectiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of invasive species observations recorded each year. As of August 2017, EDDMapS has over 3.2 million records.