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User Manual

The iMapInvasives User Manual is being gradually updated to incorporate the changes made with the launch of iMapInvasives 3.0. Please check back as more information is added and more features are launched. You can also consult our FAQs and Help Documents pages for more information.


Learn about the features that make up the iMapInvasives database and how to utilize them by exploring the categories below. If you have additional questions about iMapInvasives that are not answered here, please contact us with your query.

Learn about the iMapInvasives database and all that it has to offer.


How to sign up for a free iMapInvasives account.


This information helps project, organization, and jurisdictional administrators when confirming records, approving join requests and analyzing data.

A way to group many records associated with a particular project. For example, all records representing work done with funds attained by a certain grant.

Having trouble using iMapInvasives? Before contacting your state administrator, try finding a solution in this list of common issues experienced by users.

Access to iMapInvasives features is based on user roles. Find out what functions are available and how to request additional user privileges.


A simple way to manage data for your organization.


If you are still having trouble, visit our Community Toolbox. Here, you'll find a wide variety of resources on iMapInvasives including videos, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and handouts.  

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Available to the public and registered users, this map shows location-specific records of invasives species.


Several tools are available on the map to view and filter records. This handout provides a description of each button and the map layer box.


Create distribution maps to display invasive species presence for different geographies such as states, counties and districts, or regional management areas.


Searched Area Record

Where did you look?

Provides information on where you looked for invasive species, with optional information on habitat, weather, and crew. Can link to many related presence, not detected, and treatment records.


Not Detected Record

What didn't you find?

Records where one or more invasive species were searched for, but not found. Represented by a polygon.


Presence Record

What did you find?

A report of one or more invasive species observed at one location on one date. Represented as a point, line, or polygon on the map.


Treatment Record

What did you treat?

An area where one or more invasive species was treated in some way, such as manual removal or herbicide application, represented by a polygon drawn around the treated area.


View and identify iMapInvasives records within other platforms such as ArcMap and Google Earth.


Learn about what species are tracked in iMapInvasives, and why these species lists vary by jurisdiction.

Learn about the mobile app for iMapInvasives, accessing the iMap site using your connected phone or tablet, or entering data via Survey123.

Set up automatic notices about confirmed observations submitted to iMapInvasives, based on species, geographic location, or other parameters such as legal status.

Submit large sets of data to your state administrator for bulk upload.

Download different sets of data, depending on your user level, in one standardized format including .csv files or in an ESRI geodatabase.


Use iMapInvasives' built in reporting tools to answer your questions about invasive species. 

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Edit up to 500 records at once with data tagged to your organization - available for organization administrators only.

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