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 which is updated regularly.
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 latest updates to Queensland Globe bring in more freedom and functionality when drawing and editing, consistency between application platforms, and a variety of general updates and streamlined changes.
Some of the new features introduced include:
You can now use keyboard buttons to pan and zoom the map while using a drawing tool.
Users are able to pan around the map with the arrow keys, zoom in with "+" and zoom out with "-". These shortcuts can also be used from the Numeric keypad (or Numpad - provided “Num Lock” is off).
For a full explanation of the new drawing features being updated or introduced in version 2.5, please see the F.A.Q. below called “Using Drawing Tools and Editing Places”.
There have been recent updates to the existing Water Management layers, which detail the legislative management of water throughout Queensland.
Login first before you create your map to ensure your work can be saved and shared.
To add your own data to the Queensland Globe
When importing KML, KMZ, GPX, SHP and CSV files, they are handled as layers with attributes. These layers can be then be queried with the identify tool like other layers in the globe.
Files are supported up to 2MB in size and up to 2500 features. Shapefile content must be contained within a zip file and must include the mandatory files .shp, .dbf and .shx. The other shapefile file types can also be included but are not mandatory. A zip file must only contain one .shp file as content. Icon images can be displayed if they reference a publicly available web address.
Web map service types that are supported in the Globe, include:
Web service support includes:
There are a number of ways you can export a CSV, KML, SHP or GeoJSON file:
Please note: The limit on download size is 1000 rows, GeoJSON/KML/SHP files will export a maximum of 50,000 vertices.
Select the Spanner (top right) to pop out the toolbar use a drawing tool.
To edit an existing Place, navigate to the Places menu tab on the left, then click Edit places.
Once a drawing tool has been chosen or Edit Places has been selected, the Mouse acts as an edit tool for your drawn/edited objects and has the following functionality:
There are a number of Keyboard keys that can be used to help navigate while the mouse is being used to draw:
Some of these shortcuts are not only used during drawing, they can be used for general Globe use as well.
To discover more detailed information regarding that land valuation you can use the Identify tool.
Please note: you may need to use the left and right arrows at the top of the attributes panel to toggle through and access the land parcel information.
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:
To identify these layers that can be queried by attributes look for:
To use layer attributes follow the instructions below:
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 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.