9 April 2013

Queensland releases Google Earth plugin

The Queensland government has announced the release of ‘Queensland Globe’ – a KML file, which, when opened in Google Earth, allows users to view and explore spatial data about Queensland from within Google Earth.

The information accessible includes best available imagery, property and electoral boundaries, property addresses, instant access to SmartMaps, areas affected by floods, and more.

A test-run of the program at the official launch last Wednesday morning demonstrated the ways in which the data can be applied.

Steve Jacoby, the general manager for information policy in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, was able to show Queensland Premier Campbell Newman a detailed view of the house belonging to Mining Minister Andrew Cripps, complemented by information about the land status, nearby transport and climate conditions.

Full story from Spatial Source.

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