As an animal and plant health agency, geographic information systems (GIS) are critical to our work. We survey for pests and diseases, set quarantine boundaries, and track wildlife hazards, among other tasks that require spatial awareness. We use GIS to visualize, analyze, and interpret data, formulate policy, and make operational decisions. GIS technology ensures we are more efficient in our work, which leads to cost savings, better record keeping, and improved communication internally and externally.
The interactive maps in this gallery represent APHIS’ many programs. Many combine photos, videos, and narrative with maps to tell a story about how we are tackling some of the biggest issues facing U.S. agriculture and natural resources today. You can use our interactive maps to explore plant and animal health or wildlife damage management data