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GSQ Open Data Portal integration


The advanced integration between GeoResGlobe and the GSQ Open Data Portal allows for spatial searches for data and reports to be performed from related layers in GeoResGlobe.

    Layers which support this integration include:
  • Layers within the GSQ Open Data Portal group
  • Boreholes
  • Seismic 2D
  • Seismic 3D
  • Airborne geophysics magnetotelluric surveys
  • Magnetotelluric surveys
  • Hyperspectral surveys
  • All permit layers.

These layers can be loaded from the Add layers menu or via the GSQ Open Data Portal Topic.

Search the GSQ Open Data Portal for reports


Reports can be searched for from layers in the GSQ Open Data Portal group or the permit layers. In this example we will look at the Report index.

Click the Layers button to open the Layers panel then click Add layers.

Layer button

add layers

Search for Report in the filter box, then check the box next to the Report Index to turn this layer on.

Reports

Zoom into an area of interest to display the report boundaries on screen. (The report index displays at a scale below 1:1,000,000).

Click on the spanner to open the toolbar and select the i to open the identify tools. Choose a shape to identify with, for this example we’ll use the rectangle.

Identify rectangle

Click and drag the mouse to draw a box over an area of interest. The reports in this area will then be listed in the results table panel at the bottom of the screen. Click on the Report Index tab to open the results.

report index

Select some reports from the table using the checkboxes. (The maximum number of features that can be selected to search the Portal at one time is 600).

report table

Click on the GSQ Open Data Portal button GODP icon (bottom of the results table) to search for these reports in the portal.

GODP tab

The GSQ Open Data Portal will then open in a new tab with the corresponding reports displayed.

Search the GSQ Open Data Portal for data


Data can be searched for through the Boreholes and Geophysics layers.

The easiest way to add layers with links to the GSQ Data Portal is to load the GSQ Open Data Portal topic.

For more details on adding Topics please refer to the below resource:

GODP topic

GODP tab

Once the Topic is loaded, click on the Layers menu and ensure your layers of interest are turned on using the check boxes. (Some map layers are turned off when the topic first loads to increase performance).

Use the identify tool to define the area you would like to search for data on the map.

GODP tab

Click and drag the mouse to draw a box over an area of interest.

GODP tab

The data in this area will then be listed in the results table panel at the bottom of the screen. Click on a tab to view the results.

GODP tab

Select the check boxes next to the features you are interested in then click on the GSQ Open Data Portal button GODP icon (bottom of the results table) to search for the data in the portal.

GODP tab

If data is available the GSQ Open Data Portal will open in a new tab with the corresponding datasets displayed.

GODP tab

If no related data is available in the Portal a warning message will display to advise that no data was found.

GODP tab

Search the GSQ Open Data Portal for maps


Permit and geoscience maps published by Queensland Government can be searched for from the Map collection layers.

The map collection layers are available from Topics and the GSQ Open Data Portal group within the layers menu. In this example we will look at loading the layers from the Topic.

Click the Topics button on the top left.

topics tab

Click on the magnifier button to search for a topic. Type map collection and press enter. You can now see the map collection topic. Click on the arrow to view more information.

topics tab

Select Launch Topic and Add to globe then wait for a moment as the layers load on your map.

topics tab

Zoom into an area of interest to display the map index boundaries on screen. Click on the spanner to open the toolbar and select the i to open the identify tools. Choose a shape to identify with, for this example we’ll use the rectangle.

topics tab

Click and drag the mouse to draw a box over an area of interest. The maps available in this area will then be listed in the results table panel at the bottom of the screen.

GODP tab

The layers are divided into map product types including: Atlas, Gemfields, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Groundwater, Index maps, Industrial rock, Mine maps, Mineral occurrence, Miscellaneous, Permit and Resource maps.

Click on one of the map types in the results table to view the attributes.

topics tab

Select some maps from the table using the checkboxes. (The maximum number of features that can be selected to search the Portal at one time is 600).

topics tab

Click on the GSQ Open Data Portal button topics tab(bottom of the results table) to search for these maps in the portal.

topics tab

The GSQ Open Data Portal will then open in a new tab with the corresponding map products displayed.


Search the portal for an individual record


You can also search the GSQ Open Data Portal for reports and datasets related to an individual record in the results table.

To do this, click the down chevron next to a record in the table.

GODP tab

Clicking this chevron opens the feature action list.

GODP tab

From here you will be able to select the GSQ Open Data Portal link. Clicking on this link will take you across to the portal to view and download the available data.

GODP tab

If there is no data available [No data found] will display and the link will be greyed out.

GODP tab

Search the portal using a custom shape


There may be instances when you don’t know what data or reports you are seeking, you just want to find what data is available in a specific area. In this circumstance you can use a custom shape to search.

To do this you can use the drawing tools to create a shape on the map.

Select the Spanner tool (top right) then click on the pencil tool.

spanner

For this example we will select Draw rectangle from the list of options

draw rectangle

Click and drag over an area of interest to create a shape on the map.

spanner

This shape will now appear in Places.

spanner

To view a Place's attributes, click on the Places menu on the left, then click the down chevron next to the Place you created to display the available options.

spanner

Click the chevron next to Attributes, then click on the Intersect GSQ Open Data Portal link.

This tool uses the geometry of the polygon you created to run an intersect against the layers within GeoResGlobe that have linkages within the portal.

spanner

A pop-up window will open requesting you to add a buffer. This buffer can be used to refine the data that is returned from the intersect. A buffer of negative one metre (-1) will only return data within the shape you created. Whereas a buffer of positive 100 metres will return abutting features as well.

spanner

The results table will now display features within the Place which have links to data or reports in the Portal.

spanner

Use the checkboxes to select the features you are interested in.

Click on the GSQ Open Data Portal button (bottom of the results table) to search for these reports in the portal.

spanner

This will display all results in a new browser window.

spanner