The Search tool provides various search methods to help you locate a specific area of interest on the map. To initiate a search, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a search method or option that suits your needs from the available choices.
  2. Input your search term into the designated search field.
  3. Click on the search icon (represented as a magnifying glass or similar symbol) to start the search process.
  4. After conducting the search, you will receive a list of search results relevant to your query.
  5. You have the flexibility to download the details linked to your search results in CSV format. For results returned from a chosen layer, you can download these in various file formats such as CSV, SHP, KML, or JSON. Alternatively, you can simply click on the blue icon linked to a result to add it as a place. To ensure you keep these places for future reference, make sure to save them to a map.
  6. If you wish to focus on a specific search result on the map, click on that result. This action will zoom the map to the location associated with the selected search result.

By following these steps, you can effectively use the Search tool to find specific places or points of interest on the map and either save them for future use or zoom in on them for immediate reference.

Search options

After the Search tool has been selected from the sidebar, the Search panel will display the search options available for use. The Search panel can be collapsed by selecting the < arrow.

search panel

Street address

Search by street address will search through Queensland's primary source of address information and can be used to validate addresses.

The address will be identified on the map by a blue circle. If the search result falls outside of the current map view, the location of the result can be zoomed to by clicking on the result in the Search panel and added as a place for future use if required. To re-centre the search result on the map click on the result in the Search panel.

enter address

Note: If adjusting the zoom level or using the pan tool, the blue circle will still display but it may move away from the centre of the map view.

Lot on plan

Searching by lot on plan will reference Queensland's primary source of property information returning the property boundary location on the map (1SP217659 in this example).

search by lot on plan

The Lot on Plan search option has been enhanced to also include the option to search by BUP lot on plan reference (4105SP140666 in this example).

BUP Search

BUP - Building Unit Parcel Building format plan encompasses building unit and group title developments. These plans may be prefixed by a ‘BUP’, ‘GTP’, ‘RP’ or ‘SP’.

Clicking the plus icon will add the lot and plan number to places for future use.

A building format plan (for multi-level units) emerges from the vertical and/or horizontal subdivision of land into lots for individual ownership. Single-level building format plans will have their ‘common property’ and ‘building footprint’ shown in the database as a base parcel record. Multi-level building format plans can have their ‘common property’ and ‘building footprint’ shown in the database as either a base or strata parcel record. The individual lots that make up the multi-level building format plan will be recorded as attribute information against the footprint parcel. Therefore, these individual lots do not have their own “shape” record and should not be assumed to be represented by the shape of the building footprint parcel.

However, if part of a multi-level building format plan is further subdivided, the subsequent building format plan will be shown as a strata parcel record. In this case, each created lot will have its own shape record, and the original lot is removed from the attribute record.

Please be aware the footprint lot is described as Lot 00000 and the Common Property is Lot 0, but neither of these numbers have any significance with the Title. They are only used as attributes to describe the parcels in the Spatial Cadastre dataset/database.

Locality (Suburb) within a Local Government Area

Search by a locality or suburb within a Local Government Area (LGAs) will search through locality and location maps of LGAs and the boundary will highlight on the map (Greenslopes in this example).

search by locality

Enter a valid suburb into the search box, the dataset shows list of suburbs and provide predictive suburb suggestion and the LGA’s they fall within; you may then select the correct option by hovering over and clicking on it will zoom the map to the locality.

zoom to locality

Cities and towns

Search by cities and towns contains point features representing the centre of named urban settlements (populated places) that have been sourced from the Queensland Place Names Database (Cairns in this example).

search by cities and towns

Features of Qld

Search by features of Queensland provides locations of features in a variety of layers. Examples include registered groundwater bores, survey control marks, property names and more (bore number 12000857 or survey control mark 131345 in this example).

search by features

Survey control marks in a map

Latitude and longitude

If you have access to coordinate reference points you can search by entering longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal degress or degrees/minutes/seconds (DMS) values (27 33'S,153 01'E in this example). Entering the coordinate value and selecting the search icon will zoom to that location and it will be identified on the map by a blue circle.

search by lat long

Map Grid of Australia (MGA)

If you have access to coordinate reference points you can also search by entering Map Grid of Australia (470280.42, 7175307.10, 56 in this example). An Easting, Northing and Zone value are required.

search by MGA

For more information on the available search options within Queensland Globe to define you area of interest, please refer to the video tutorial Adding and searching.

What is Geocoding?

Geocoding is the process of turning a description of a location, such as its physical address, into a precise location on a map, namely, a pair of coordinates.

The Queensland Geocoder is available for use and can be accessed here.