Success Stories / Queensland Globe 2.0


The newly released Queensland Globe application is a world-class example for open data — enabling anyone on any device to intuitively browse and explore more than 600 layers of government data in both 2D and 3D.

  • Government
  • Natural Resources
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The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) for the Australian state of Queensland partnered with developers from Esri Australia to create a custom 2D/3D web application on the ArcGIS platform, that leverages the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x.

Embarking on a project that utilized both 2D and 3D visualization from the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x and ArcGIS Enterprise, DNRM worked with a team of UI/UX experts and developers to deliver an open data focused web application with an exceptional user experience. Government data provided covers the entire state of Queensland which, at more than 1.7 million square kilometers, is nearly 2.5 times larger than Texas. Custom components, such as drawing and printing tools in the 3D scene, and elevation profiling tools were created specifically for the new application. Additional custom components, leveraging Keystone.JS, allow the public to save their map perspective (inclusive of layer selection), using their Facebook, Twitter or Google identities. These can be retrieved later or shared with colleagues, clients, friends or family as personalized URLs. The new and improved Queensland Globe enables anyone on any recent device — whether mobile, tablet or desktop — to intuitively browse and explore more than 600 layers of government data in both 2D and 3D.

Queensland Globe visualizes data in both 2D & 3D using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

Leverages ArcGIS API for JavaScript widgets and custom-developed widgets to create a slick user experience.