Weed mapping and data sharing
The Weed Management Branch manages the Northern Territory (NT) weeds dataset which contains data about weeds in the NT.
Community access to this weed data allows better cooperation between neighbours and weed management planning.
It helps prevent weeds from spreading by informing weed locations and helps plan which weed types and locations should be targeted for control.
For advice and assistance, you should contact the Weed Management Branch:
- before starting a weed mapping project
- when you have data to submit
- when you need weed data for special projects or research
- to report alert weeds.
Find out more below.
You can access weed locations through the free web mapping application, NR Maps.
Digital data requests
The NT weed dataset can be downloaded for free. Licence terms apply.
If you're looking for digital data that is not available online, you need to complete a digital data request form.
You don't have to pay for data unless your request is more extensive or complicated than normal.
Read more about requests for environment data.
You can use the NT WeedMate app to collect weed data points for general mapping purposes.
The app helps you:
- collect information about the weed species, density and location
- add extra information such as treatments, chemicals and growth stages
- organise your data in a format ready for mapping.
To find out how to download and use the app, go to the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security website.
Other ways to share data
Land managers can help manage the NT's weeds by submitting weed data direct to the Weed Management Branch.
Submitted data will be made available to the public on request.
To find out which organisations have contributed weed data, go to the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security website.
For step-by-step instructions on how to collect weed data and process it for use in weed management, get the Weed data collection field guide .
Last updated: 07 October 2020
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