Using the Queensland Globe

Banner page

The banner page is displayed at start-up. It includes:

  • new information, features or globes
  • layer information and links to data and metadata
  • a dataset list for all of the globes
  • featured globes explained
  • category globes explained
  • email for contact and feedback
  • terms and conditions.

Activate the banner by clicking on the Queensland Globe information hyperlink in the layers window.

Turn off the banner by clicking the X.

The banner page also provides access to our other themed globes containing specific information. These globes can be opened by clicking on the banner link.

Queensland Globe layers

The Queensland Globe displays a range of commonly required spatial information. Most of the categories are made up of several layers that can be viewed by expanding the category and displayed by using the check boxes.

All layers have been pre-set to only display between certain scales, i.e. more detailed layers will only display at larger scales. You may need to zoom in to see them.

The layers and data shown in the Queensland Globe are the latest and best data currently available.

Some of the categories and their layers are shown in this image and are described below.

For more information on the layers, click on Queensland Globe information on the banner page and move to the Layers section.

Imagery

The default imagery used in Queensland Globe is the best available to the Queensland Government that can be released for public viewing. It consists of a single layer of either satellite imagery or aerial photography and is, typically, the latest available. The resolution and age of imagery varies, typically with higher resolution over built-up areas.

Places

Places layers include population centres, suburbs and other places.

Boundaries

Boundaries layers include coastline, local government, state and federal electoral, and postcodes.

Road and rail

Road and rail layers include arterial roads, minor roads, railway lines, railway stations and other (e.g. ferry, mail, bus way, path or track).

Address

The address layers displays an icon on the desktop that when clicked on will display the address of the parcel.

Land parcel

Land parcel layers allow you to turn on property, rights and interest, and the labels for the land parcels. Clicking on the property label icon (the letter 'i') will display information relative to the parcel. From here you can access explanations for the different types of land parcels, download a SmartMap or purchase and download a current title search.

Land parcel

Land parcel tenures

Land parcel tenure layers allow you to identify those parcels that are freehold, national park, state forest or state land.

Search

Search options in Queensland Globe include:

  • Google
  • lot plan
  • address
  • government databases.

Searching for a street address

To search for a street address:

  1. Select the Qld Address option from the list under Search.
  2. Enter the address into the search field in the format specified (e.g. 80 George Street Brisbane).
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Your search results are shown in the panel below the search box.

Street search tab

Google Earth should fly you to the address you have specified. Remember that if you want to see the property boundaries you will need to have the Land Parcels layer turned on in the Queensland Globe.

Land parcel tab

Searching for a Lot on Plan

To search for a Lot on Plan:

  1. Select the Lot Plan option from the list under Search.
  2. Enter the Lot on Plan into the search field in the format specified (e.g. Lot 1 on RP 1 would be entered 1/RP1).
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Your search results are shown in the panel below the search box.

Lot plan search

Google Earth should fly you to the lot on plan you have specified. Remember that if you want to see the property boundaries you will need to have the Land Parcels layer turned on in the Queensland Globe.

Lot search tab

Searching Queensland Government

To search a number of Queensland Government datasets (e.g. address, locations, place name gazetteer, groundwater bores and survey control):

  1. Select the Search QLD Government option from the list under Search.
  2. Enter your search parameters into the search field.
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Your search results are shown in the panel below the search box.

For example, to search for a place:

  • Choose the Search QLD Government option.
  • Enter the search details in the space provided.
  • Click the Search button.

If only one search result is returned (e.g. Inskip Point) then Google Globe will fly to that location.

Queensland search

However, if multiple search results are returned (e.g. for Six Mile Creek) then you will need to scroll down until you see the line showing the result you require. Multiple results can be returned because this search function searches a number of datasets.

Multiple lot plan search

If you double click on the record containing the result you require, Google Earth will fly to that location. Alternatively you can click once on the record containing your search result, click on the pull down button, and click the Fly here option.

Additional spatial resources

You can access spatial data in formats suitable for use in geographic information systems from the Queensland Government open data portal or the Queensland spatial catalogue (QSpatial).

Troubleshooting

If Google Earth™ displays undesirable results or has performance issues, restart the application. If this does not resolve the issue, see the Queensland Globe recommended settings.

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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