The purpose of the application is to show invasive species sampling densities, highlight areas of need, and to encourage CISMAs in Michigan to work with school districts on getting students involved in invasive species mapping.
The observation data is courtesy of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN).
Different basemaps and layers can be selected in the upper right. For the observation layers, zoom levels (indicated in the upper left corner) up to 16 will show density heatmaps and then individual points after zooming in further. To print the map, select the print icon in the lower left. When the "School Districts" layer is turned on, clicking on a school district will zoom the map to the districts extent. Hold the "Shift" key and drag a rectangle over an area to zoom in or use the controls in the lower right.