GeoResGlobe provides an online, interactive experience to view Queensland's mining and exploration data to assist in the administration of permits and assessment of mineral potential in Queensland.
Users of GeoResGlobe can access over 600 spatial data layers that include themes such as exploration, production and historical resource authorities, geological and geophysical data, native title areas, administrative boundaries and more.
Access is free and there is no need to register.
For information about other ways to access mines spatial data, read our guide to mining and resources maps and spatial data.
View the video
For a quick overview of GeoResGlobe, watch our introductory video.
- Access to permit, geoscience and native title spatial data.
- Links to resource authority reports.
- Ability to view and query map layers.
- Intersect operations and reports.
- Log in to save your work for ongoing use.
- Access to current and past imagery.
- Ability to easily save and share maps or take them offline.
- Options for viewing data in 2D, 3D and 360 modes.
- Flexible printing formats and options.
- Ability to import and download data.
- Create multiple places of interest to explore a range of locations or different data layers.
- Integration with the GSQ Open Data Portal to download reports and data.
- Swipe tool for comparing imagery and data layers within 2 view modes (horizontal and vertical).
Using the GeoResGlobe
To explore map layers within GeoResGlobe, you can:
- search by area of interest
- view groups of layers by topic
- show or hide individual layers.
GeoResGlobe help section
The GeoResGlobe help section provides access to the following:
- help guides, tutorial videos and advanced features
- step by step instructions on how to get the most out of GeoResGlobe
- in-depth tutorials to help you navigate GeoResGlobe from beginner to advanced features
- up to date information about latest releases
- a data layers catalogue (PDF, 1MB)
- a list of terminology and acronyms (PDF, 1.3MB).
Tips to improve speed
- Check your browser and version: use Google Chrome (to improve performance).
- Zoom in to your area of interest: zoom before adding layers (you will use less data).
- Limit your layers: turn off or remove unnecessary layers (you will use less data).
- Works best on late-model desktops or tablets with a screen resolution larger than 650 pixels. (It is not compatible with mobile phones).
Note: Just like other web based programs, functionality may depend on your individual internet accessibility and speed.
Newsletters and alerts
Subscribe to receive the latest GeoResGlobe newsletter to keep informed about new features to enhance your experience, receive alerts and new release information.
View an example of our newsletter.
For technical support requests, email email@example.com.
Your feedback is encouraged. If you have ideas for new features or additional map layers to assist you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us your story and how you use GeoResGlobe so that we can plan and build enhancements to enrich your experience.
- Connect to web map services:
- Find maps of environmentally sensitive areas on the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation website.
- Search the list of restricted areas to check that the land is available for exploration and production.
- Last reviewed: 13 Nov 2020
- Last updated: 17 Jan 2024