Queensland, Australia: The Queensland government has released ‘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.
Steve Jacoby, the general manager for information policy in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines said that the more sophisticated imagery included in Queensland Globe was drawn from the state’s archives, mostly coming from programs in the departments of Transport and Main Roads and Community Safety.
“We’ve got 100-odd towns across Queensland mapped in the last couple of years [with] very, very detailed, high-quality content which was just sitting there,” he said.
“But now, throughout the day, we’re making it available, connecting through to a range of other information assets for property reporters.
Source: Spatial Source