STA logger data sharing

Sharing your weed mapping and tree planting data throughout your organisation

Your teams have collected great weed mapping and tree planting data sets, and now it’s time to share that data with the rest of your organisation. If you’re not a GIS expert, you might not know where to start. Fortunately for you, we’ve already considered that!

STA logger users can be categorised into two main groups:

  • Organisations without GIS support. These may be small, specialist teams or private contractors. And
  • Organisations with GIS support. These are generally government, or large private organisations.

Below we discuss the two data sharing arrangements we recommend for each of these groups. We can also work with you for a bespoke solution, however, we have found that the two options detailed below work for most.

Organisations without GIS support

If you’re a small team or contractor, and GIS is only something you dabble in, we recommend you let us handle the GIS sharing. In this arrangement, your data is made available in a private group and you are given a user name to access it. It’s as simple as that. If more users need access, then you will need additional user names. Additional user names have additional fees so consider how many you need wisely.

If you have desktop GIS tools such as ArcGIS Pro, you can use that user name to access the data and bring a live feed into your GIS application. That way you can export, print, or analyse as you please.

Organisation with GIS support

Larger organisation may wish to have greater control over the data sharing. To do this, you must have an ArcGIS Online organisation account and you must create a STA logger group. It is best to include your organisation name in the title so we know whose group it is. The group must allow for members of external organisations to join the group. Once setup, you can control who from your organisation you add.

But to this point, the data is missing. When onboarding as a new customer, you should liaise with support to ensure a STA logger Administrator account is also added to the group. The Administrator must accept the invite to join the group within 7 days. Once completed, the Administrator will share the STA logger data with your group.

From there, you are free to add the data to your organisations tools with full control.

Bespoke solutions

We support many arrangements for data sharing and can assist you with setting alternative solutions. Though, our advice is limited by our understanding of your IT infrastructure. Nevertheless, feel free to contact us to ask questions.

Private Contractors

Contractors that offer weed management, land management, site rehabilitation / restoration services.


Government and Industry

Organisations who have weed management teams or engage private contractors. Industry (like forestry, mining, oil and gas, water, planning, etc.) who have legal environmental obligations and are required to report to government.


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