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NatureServe Presents iMapInvasives 3.0

iMapInvasives 3.0 is the next generation of iMapInvasives, an online GIS-based invasive species data management system used to assist natural resource professionals and citizen scientists working to protect our natural resources from the threat of invasive species. The iMapInvasives program is designed for different audiences such as natural resource managers, government agencies, citizen scientists, universities and high schools, non-profit organizations, and decision makers across multiple jurisdictions. 
NatureServe hosted an online training on May 21, 2020 describing some of the new functionality available in iMapInvasives 3.0. Click here to view the training.
Since its launch in 2010, iMapInvasives has been providing users with a powerful data management tool for invasive species work. Now with iMapInvasives 3.0, users can tap into the power of cloud-based and mobile mapping technologies.
How to Sign In to iMapInvasives:
Returning users will need to reset their passwords. Go to the iMapInvasives login page, enter your iMap-associated email, and click Forgot Password? to reset. New users can fill out the Sign Up form from the login page to create their account. Please see How to Sign In to iMapInvasives for more guidance.
Data managers - are you interested in becoming part of the iMapInvasives network? Read on to discover some of the more technical details of what iMapInvasives 3.0 offers.
iMapInvasives equips you to:
  • Map and share invasive species locations, surveys, and treatments from many data sources
  • Work collaboratively using specialized tools to make informed management decisions
  • Stay informed with customized e-mail alerts and GIS-based reports
  • Prioritize management actions with standardized information
  • Utilize jurisdictional controls to administer user permissions, species- and record-level sensitivities, and custom map reference layers (Data managers)
Some of the new features you will find in iMapInvasives 3.0 include:

Customizable Data Collection

State, province, and country jurisdictions can create custom workflows for data upload using Esri's suite of mobile tools.



Increased map coverage

in North, Central, and

South America, and the Caribbean region.

Infestation Management

Ability to better visualize change over time for documented infestations via special mapping features.

Improved User Experience

Improvements in map user experience and workflow allow for increased efficiency and productivity.

Web Map Services

Use of web map services to serve real-time data to and from other invasive species mapping platforms and iMapInvasives.


Mobile Interface

Improved mobile interface

for use on your

smartphone or tablet.

Development of the iMapInvasives platform is ongoing, with more functionality planned to be released throughout 2019.
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Shelley Cooke

Software Project Manager

at NatureServe

Have a question about iMapInvasives 3.0?

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