The Queensland Globe help pages are designed to provide you with answers to the most frequently asked questions along with some assistance in using the most advanced features of the application.
We suggest that you Take Tour on the welcome page of the Queensland Globe to familiarise yourself with the main features of the application before using the links provided in the table of contents below for additional information.
A complete list of layers is available in the The Queensland Globe Layer Catalogue V1.0.9 current 18 December 2017 and will be regularly updated.
Based on feedback some information layers have been placed in new categories in the layer list. Layers that were in the Feature Globes in the original Globe are also placed in categories in the layer list.
Please refer to this file (Changed.CSV) to see which layers have been moved, and this file (No change.CSV) to see which layers have remained in place. We continue to encourage your feedback and participation in creating the best possible Queensland Globe – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queensland Globe is continuing its program of improvements and updates with the latest release 2.3 available now. Most of the improvements in the release are targeted to operate on the desktop/laptop PC version only at this time, to aid users working with their own data.
Customer feedback has guided the development of a number of new features that are designed to increase efficiency and usability, these include:
Improvements have been made to the importing of KML, KMZ and CSV files. They are now handled as layers with attributes (previously came in as places). These user added layers can be identified like other layers in the globe. The size limits have also been increased up to 1MB file size and up to 2500 features. It is not possible to have embedded images or references from the file displayed in the globe. Icon images will display if they reference a publicly available web address.
There are now new web map service types that are supported in the Globe, including OGC services (WMS and WMTS). WFS is not supported at this time. Also it is not possible to identify using a WMTS. These formats are in addition to the existing supported web service types. The known limitations are:
Click on the ADD MY DATA button at the bottom of the Layers panel to drag and drop, browse or paste a URL of your data into the Globe (image below).
There are a number of areas in QLD Globe where downloading to a CSV, KML or GeoJSON file is now possible.
Please note: The limit on download size is 1000 rows, GeoJSON/KML files will export a maximum of 50,000 vertices.
The new printing screen (image below) includes more options and functionality to customise your final output.
You can now move the map inside the print preview window, by enabling the zoom controls using the lock icon on the bottom right corner of the map.
You can also add titles, notes and a description as well as print to portrait or landscape format. You can print in 2D or 3D and choose between A4 and A3 with or without a legend. You also have the choice of creating the print output to a pdf or a png file format. If you select pdf, you can then print to the device of your choice using the printer settings on your device.
Coordinates: The coordinates displayed on the left hand corner of the map window can now be toggled between Latitude/Longitude and MGA coordinates. Click on the coordinates to change their format.
Street View: Access Street View through the Places panel. Once you have added an item to places, expand it by selecting the drop down arrow and then select the Open Google Street View link which will open up in a new browser window and take you directly to the street view of the location you saved in Places (where the Street View images have been captured).
ArcGIS Login: Sign in via the additional option of an ArcGIS online account. This option is getting ready for planned future functionality
To identify these layers that can be queried by attributes look for:
To use layer attributes follow the instructions below:
Queensland globe allows you to show the elevation profile of the terrain available in the 3D view (on 3D compatible devices).
To display the terrain profile:
You can pin an icon for Queensland Globe to your smartphone ot tablet screen for quick access. So rather than having to open a browser and enter the web address, you can simply click on the Queensland Globe icon on your home screen to open it.
Other popular Android browsers like Firefox for Android also offer this feature.
The Queensland Globe’s move from the Google Earth platform was an outcome of Google deprecating the technology and no longer supporting it. As a result some features provided by Google Earth like flight simulators, google tours, directions and time slider of historic imagery are not available in the new Queensland Globe. The new web based platform allows the Queensland Globe to be easily accessible on multiple devices and evolve over time. The new Queensland Globe will continue to have updates and features added into the future.
You may have noticed that the way you discover information regarding the data layers has changed.
To find out more information on how to discover information within Queensland Globe, we recommend that you Take Tour found on the front page. This provides an overview of globe menu's, features and functionality within the system.
Should you require more specific information after the tour, email us at email@example.com.
To discover more detailed information regarding that land valuation you can use the Identify tool.
Login first before you create your map to ensure your work can be saved and shared.
The Queensland Globe has been designed to work on a range of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. The Queensland Globe is a system that has high quality imagery and data that is best experienced on late model smartphones and tablets. Personal computers with either Windows 7, 8 or 10 are supported.
Unsupported devices include: