Where: Mapping and Map Services

Locations of wildlife observations can be recorded on a map for any part of the state. Accurate recording of location of an observation is important to understanding where animals occur, where they are moving, and where they are getting killed on roads. This helps with conservation efforts and long-term understanding of wildlife distribution. The mapping service provided by Google maps has been our main tool for people to map the location of their observation. We are transitioning to “Open Street Map, the free Wiki world map”, which is under a Creative Commons licensed, and developed by a global mapping collaborative and may have more longevity than the Google tool.