Data & Maps

 

iMapInvasives Data

iMapInvasives is a collaborative GIS-based invasive species database for presence, not-detected, and treatment records entered by professionals and citizen scientists. Taxonomic experts across the state review and confirm the species identity of presence records. View iMapInvasives data.

Contribute data

To record an observation, please see our Report an Invasive page.

If you have an invasive species dataset including over 100 records that you would like to contribute, please email us at imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

Using and analyzing iMap data

Much of the data in iMapInvasives database is available for use via Exports and Web Map Services.

NYNHP has used iMap data to create tools for prioritizing management

Some analysis can be run in the online interface using the report tool.

 

View Maps & Dashboards

NY iMapInvasives and partners have created online maps and dashboards to view iMapInvasives data, derivative products, and related invasive species information. View selected examples below.

Coming soon: Water Chestnut Map, Recent Observations Map, Finger Lakes Invasives Story Map

Want to create your own map or dashboard for displaying invasive species data? iMapInvasives data is available as a Web Map Service

 

Prioritization Analysis

Invasive species are a constant challenge to the protection of our natural resources. Due to limited resources, eradication is not feasible for every project, species, or location. Economic and ecological cost may outweigh the benefits of a control project. NYNHP works with state partners to develop prioritization tools that help managers decide which invasive species management efforts will have the best outcomes.

Prioritize by:

Location

Where are invasive species likely to spread and have a high impact?

NYNHP developed map models to help prioritize where to focus resources for early detection and invasive species control. The resulting map model highlights areas with high ecological value and high risk of invasive spread. 

See here for more info on the layers used in this analysis

Species

Which species should management and survey efforts be focused on for each region?

With so many different invasive species, it helps to have a framework for prioritizing them. The species tier lists use a standardized approach, based on the invasion curve, to categorize species with current data and expert input.

Project

Is this project likely to succeed?

Will the costs outweigh the result?

iMapInvasives and the Nature Conservancy created IPMDAT to help natural resource managers determine if an invasive plant control project is likely to be successful and if it warrants an investment of their agency’s or organizations resources.

 

Exports & Web Map Services (WMS)

Are you interested in using iMap data in spatial analyses, overlaying iMap data with your own data, or displaying iMapinvasives data on your website? Use the iMap3 Web Map Services (WMS) for live data, or export data from the online interface. For information on using iMapInvasives Data and proper citation, please see the iMapInvasives Terms of Use.

Web Map Services

Connect to live iMapInvasives data directly from online and desktop GIS software using the iMap3 WMS.

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View our Maps and Dashboards to see examples of what you can do with iMap3 Web Map Services.

Data Exports

Users can download up to 10,000* records at a time using the iMap online interface. Users must first create an account.

*If you need more than 10,000 records, please fill out the Bulk Data Request Form

Contact Us:

Invasive Species Database

New York Natural Heritage Program 

625 Broadway 5th Floor 

Albany, NY  12203

T: 518-402-8941

E: imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

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