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Spatial imagery subscription plan

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy brokers access to a range of spatial imagery products and makes these available to government and business through the spatial imagery subscription plan.

Our acquisition plan is detailed in the Queensland Spatial Imagery Acquisition Program (PDF, 963KB), endorsed by the Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC).

What's included

Your subscription provides access to over $4.5 million in newly acquired high-resolution imagery (licence permitting) annually. It includes:

  • regular aerial photography acquisitions and yearly whole-of-state high-resolution satellite imagery (excluding Tier 2B)
  • QSat imagery (additional cost) and special project airborne LiDAR data
  • best-practice standards to ensure visual quality, locational accuracy and providence (chain-of-custody)
  • storage and distribution system, including image web services and source data in key industry and interoperable formats
  • access to preferred supplier panels for project imagery (aerial photography, LiDAR, RPAS/drones).

Licence conditions

Conditions vary according to terms set by the supplier, but you can generally use the imagery:

  • for any internal purpose (including providing imagery to contractors working on your project)
  • in hard-copy products, provided you do not receive any payment for the imagery component of the product
  • on a website, provided it is in a format that cannot be edited and that you do not receive payment for access to the website.

Subscription costs

Prices are based on the organisation's area of geographic interest (e.g. local, regional or whole-of-state) and the potential imagery data available to them under licensing arrangements.

You can make additional contributions into the program to ensure imagery (including LiDAR) is acquired for a specific location (conditions apply).

Tier

Organisation

Data availability (licensing)

Yearly subscription (incl. GST)

Yearly QSat subscription (incl. GST)

1

Queensland Government departments, agencies and government-owned corporations (state interest)

Annual high- resolution satellite imagery and aerial photography

$110,000

Included with basic membership

2A

Queensland Government-owned corporations, natural resource management groups (regional interest)

Annual high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial photography

$55,000

Additional $11,000

2B

Australian Government departments and private companies (regional or state interest)

Aerial photography

$55,000

Not available

3

Local government authorities (local interest)

Annual high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial photography

$27,500

Additional $11,000

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Contact

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)