Noxious Weed Mapping

Mapping is one of the most important steps in the fight against noxious weeds. Once we understand how widespread a noxious weed community is, we can use this information to help determine the best way to manage it. Mapping data is collected by counties, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and even private citizens!


EDDMapS is utilized throughout the western states. It is free, easy to use, and compatible with MapItFast, Shapefiles, GPS, Gpx, Google Earth KML, KMZ files, and spreadsheets with latitude and longitude. Utilizing EDDMapS is perhaps the easiest way anyone can go out right now and start making a difference in the fight against noxious weeds within our state.

EDDMapS provides the ability to:

  • View data by county, state, or the entire US;
  • Hide sensitive data;
  • Set email alerts for species;
  • Track monitoring and follow up site visits; and
  • Verify data by CDA staff

How to Report Noxious Weeds

  1. Register for an account
  2. Data Standards (what data to collect)   
  3. Enter and bulk upload data   
  4. View and download data  

Tools & Training

EDDMapS Tools

EDDMapS Training

Account registration and weed reporting

Using the mobile app  

Moving data, setting alerts, and training  

Additional Mapping Resources

Data Standards 2020 (youtube)

Edit Shapefile Attribute Table (without ArcGIS) 

ESRI Create UUID  
For use with ESRI. Instructions for populating UUID field using a script.

ESRI Survey123 Customize for Local Data Collection (youtube)

AgTerra Strider Form  
Formatted for EDDMapS. Upload this form into Agterra accounts.

AgTerra Strider Form Video (youtube)