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To assist with the task of surveying, mapping, and monitoring, the weed program is using a new tool called EDDMaps: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping Systems. Launched in 2005, EDDMaps is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. It is fast, easy to use and doesn't require Geographic Information Systems experience. The goal of this mapping system is to maximize the effectiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of invasive species observations recorded each year. As of July 2011, over 1.4 million records have been logged. EDDMaps combines data from databases, organizations, and volunteer observations, to create a national network of invasive species distribution data that is shared with educators, land managers, conservation biologists, and beyond. This data will become the foundation for a better understanding of invasive species distribution around the world.