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Contribute Data

One of the goals of the Pennsylvania iMapInvasives program is to be the best and most reliable source of invasive species distribution data in Pennsylvania.


Find out how to contribute your invasive species data to iMapInvasives by learning about the data types available.


Map your invasive species findings by creating an observation record.

Watch our observation training video.

Then take our quiz to start entering your own observation data.


Expand on your observation data by creating an Assessment record:

  • Delimit infested area

  • Describe reasons for site disturbance

  • Indicate severity of invaded land

  • User Level 3 capability



Searching a specific area for invasive species? You'll want to create a Survey record:

  • Delimit area surveyed

  • Account for all target species searched for

  • Capture both presence and absence data

  • User Level 4 capability



After conducting efforts to manage or control invasive species, make sure to document the specific action with a Treatment record:

  • Delimit treated area

  • Describe your specific management action and goals

  • List all targeted species

  • User Level 6 capability

Infestation Management


If you're a land or preserve manager, keeping tabs on an actively managed piece of land is important to you, and therefore, so is the Infestation Management record:

  • Delimit a specific managed area

  • Quickly know how long this area has been under management

  • Visualize progress made overtime with specific treatments

  • User Level 7 capability

Set up email alerts and be the first to know when high priority invasive species are reported. 

Data Analysis Tools


Using iMapInvasives to track invasive species data is much easier when you know all the tools available for use. This guide explains more on:

  • Map functionality

  • Lasso tool

  • Observation custom query

  • Assessment, Survey, and Treatment custom queries

Reporting data to iMapInvasives just got easier with our mobile app.

Take a picture. Note the species found. Done.

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