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Convenience. Efficiency. Connections.
They’re all part of the plan.

PA-SHARE. An innovative platform designed to streamline, speed, and improve every project.

By providing one place to access all PA SHPO data, research, and programs, as well as new tools and user dashboards, our new platform can transform project planning. And bring real benefits to developers, consultants, agencies, municipalities, and individuals alike.

All of your cultural resource needs in one platform.

PA-SHARE Convenience  CONVENIENCE
PA-SHARE integrates all of PA SHPO’s cultural resources data into one GIS database, giving you a single source for information. To make matters easier, our user dashboards let you track applications, responses, and upload information directly.

PA-SHARE Efficiency  EFFICIENCY
By eliminating paper applications and reducing unnecessary searching, PA-SHARE streamlines processes, and speeds reviews. While innovative tools, like the Surveyor app, lets you conduct resource surveys in the field, capture data, and submit it to the PA SHPO GIS.

PA-SHARE Connections  CONNECTIONS
Through PA-SHARE, you can better connect with grant and tax credit opportunities, cultural resource data, and even our expert staff. Eliminating paper processes gives the PA SHPO staff more time to work with you, providing insight and guidance.

Turn to PA-SHARE for:

• Project submission & project status tracking
• Historical marker nominations & searches
• Interactive maps with access to over a dozen layers
• Collection & submission of historic &archaeological resource surveys

• National Register of Historic Places eligibility searches & determinations
• Access to legacy and digitized place-based data & research reports
• One location for all PA SHPO project communication

 

Options

PA-SHARE will include four levels of access to accommodate user needs for interacting with PA SHPO.  Additional functionality will be available for different levels of access.

Functionality

Guest:

Ideal for one-time or infrequent users

Basic:

Ideal for users who do not need enhanced data, mapping and tracking functionality

Pro:

Ideal for preservation or planning professionals, students, small non-profits or municipal governments

Business:

Ideal for preservation or planning firms, county, state or federal agencies, non-profits, or large municipal governments

Keystone LoginNoneRequiredRequiredRequired
Subscription RequiredNoNoYesYes
Number of UsersOneOneOneUp to 5 users
CostFreeFree$50/month $275/annually $275/month $875/annually
Electronic SubmissionsSuccess Stories onlyProjects, Resources & Success StoriesProjects, Resources & Success StoriesProjects, Resources & Success Stories
Data & Attachments ViewLimited; abbreviated attribute tables and some attachmentsLimited; abbreviated attribute tables and some attachmentsFull; complete attribute tables and all digitized recordsFull; complete attribute tables and all digitized records
Web Maps & Map ToolsCultural resources and up to 2 layers; no map toolsCultural resources and up to 5 layers; no map toolsCultural resources and 7+ layers and all map toolsCultural resources and 7+ layers and all map tools
Printing/Exporting Spatial SearchesLimited; print from map and/or table onlyLimited; print from map and/or table onlyFull; print from map and/or table or export tables to .csv and spatial searches as shapefilesFull; print from map and/or table or export tables to .csv and spatial searches as shapefiles
Surveyor Mobile App​Not Available
​Not Available
Yes, allowing users to conduct building and archaeological surveys in the field with a mobile device, to manage and edit data through a companion web app, and to submit resource data to PA-SHAREYes, allowing users to conduct building and archaeological surveys in the field with a mobile device, to manage and edit data through a companion web app, and to submit resource data to PA-SHARE
Submission & Project Tracking DashboardNot Available
​Not Available
YesYes
Address Book​Not Available
​Not Available
YesYes
At-A-Glance Org DashboardNot Available
​Not Available
​Not Available
Yes

Benefits

PA-SHARE has built in functionality that can help streamline, manage, and improve your projects. Below is more information on some of PA-SHARE’s uses and benefits.

Electronic Submissions: Basic, Pro and Business accounts can electronically submit projects, above-ground and below-ground resources, and success stories to the PA-SHPO.  Guest users are only able to submit success stories electronically.

Surveyor: Available only to Pro and Business accounts, Surveyor is a form-centric, mobile solution to conduct resource surveys in the field by capturing data on buildings, archaeological sites and districts using hand-held devices. All data is stored in a secure cloud-based environment, with a companion web application that allows users to review, manage and edit the incoming survey data and ultimately submit the resource data to SHPO for inclusion in the PA- SHARE database.

Data Access: In 2019, PA SHPO completed a multi-year project that digitized 1+ million pages of resource and project files held in the PA SHPO's Harrisburg library. Pro and Business users have full access to these digitized files as well as full attribute tables for resources and projects in PA-SHARE.  Guest and Basic accounts can only view abbreviated attribute tables for resource data and selected attachments, such as National Register nominations, Multiple Property Documentation Forms (MPDFs) and report abstracts.

Search and Export: Pro and Business accounts can export search results tables to .csv files and spatial search results for mapped resource and survey data as shapefiles.  They also have access to map tools to make searching, creating, and editing maps easier.  Guest and Basic accounts are limited to printing on-screen search results from a table or map.

Map Layers: All users can view and turn on/off layers for cultural resources and municipal and political boundaries on PA-SHARE's web maps. Basic accounts have access to the cultural resources layers, municipal and political boundaries layers, plus layers for Pennsylvania soils, physiographic zones, and watersheds.  Pro and Business accounts have access to all of PA-SHARE's available layers, which in addition to those listed for the Basic account includes layers for various environmental and managerial jurisdictions like national heritage areas.

Dashboards: Pro and Business accounts have the advantage of dashboards and address books to help manage their projects in PA-SHARE. Basic users must track submissions and projects via a system-generated link in an email response.  Pro users have their own dashboards to track submissions, projects, requests, and correspondence.  Business accounts also have an at-a-glance dashboard for each registered user and an organization dashboard, which can track the number of submissions without consolidated response, number of open requests, number of open submissions and open requests by primary contact, and number of open projects by project type.


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