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Welcome to the Oregon WeedMapper

Welcome to the Oregon WeedMapper user’s guide!  This brief tutorial will explain how to use this new platform to its fullest potential. 

With this information you will be able to:

  • Display individual noxious weed species, multiple weed species simultaneously, and all known noxious weed species

  • Overlay other useful layers on top of noxious weed distributions such as hydrology and cultural layers

  • Print and display maps for presentations

  • Draw your own layers (polygons, lines and points) on top of the noxious weed and other layers you have imported

  • Import other layers from your computer, the ESRI database, or the Internet

Oregon WeedMapper User Guide: Tool Bar

The following chart indicates the location and functionality of individual tools within the tool bar provided. This chart will also indicate which tools to use in order to access weed layers and other tools.

Oregon WeedMapper User Guide: Using Layers

Different types of layers have been provided by Oregon Department of Agriculture for your use. The noxious weed layers within Oregon WeedMapper can be viewed individually, in groups, or as the entire noxious weed dataset. Other layers included by ODA include hydrology and cultural layers. They can be viewed by following the same steps displayed below in the chart indicating how to view noxious weed layers.

To view layers make sure to check the box next to the title of the layer. If there are sub-layers within the layer, such as ODA WeedMapper layers, click on the title of the layer as if it were a hyperlink to display the sub-layers beneath it. Check boxes next to the layer wanting to be displayed must be checked to view the weeds on the map.

Oregon WeedMapper User Guide: Map Use

  • The map itself contains tools for analysis contained within it.

  • There is a scale bar in the upper left of the map that allows you to zoom in and out of the map.

  • Clicking individual weed points that you have displayed will show relevant data on who collected it, when it was collected and if available the size of the infestation.

  • A small arrow in the upper right of the map will display an overview of the map.