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Historical orthophoto maps

Orthophoto maps display topographic and/or cadastral map details over an aerial photograph.

Our collection of scanned historical orthophoto maps of Queensland is available for free through Open Data.

Orthophoto maps produced from 1971 onwards use a standard map numbering convention to define a map extent.

These historical orthophoto maps are available:

Note: Those still in copyright are made available via Creative Commons CC BY licence, which means that you can view, print etc. without any restrictions.

How to access historical orthophoto maps

  • Access the collection of historical orthophoto maps in Open Data.
  • Click on the resource series you want to view. This provides a summary of the map series chosen, with options to download or view the details in the file.
  • Select either the Download or the Visualisation preview options to view the file which contains the details of the maps scanned for the resource series. For large series (e.g. the 10000 series), it is easier to use the Download option.

Download option

  • Click on Download.
  • Open the csv file.
  • The fields displayed (e.g. title) can be expanded to view the details.
  • Click on the https link in the jpg_linkage column (Column G). Copy this URL and paste it into your browser. The first item is usually the key map (indicated by blue arrow). The actual maps are indicated by the red arrow.
  • Press enter and the map opens.
  • You can then save the map to a location of your choosing or crop parts and paste into documents etc.
Open data download preview

Figure 1: Viewing options – choose Download.

Open data download preview example.

Figure 2: Example of open data download view.

Visualisation preview option

  • Click on Visualisation preview.
  • The fields displayed (e.g. title) can be expanded to view the details.
  • Click on the https link in the jpg_linkage column to open your map. The first item is usually the key map (indicated by blue arrow). The actual maps are indicated by the red arrow.
  • You can then save the map to a location of your choosing or crop parts and paste into documents etc.
Open data visualisation preview example

Figure 3: Viewing options – choose Visualisation preview.

Open data visualisation preview example

Figure 4: Example of open data visualisation preview.

Prices

  • Scanned copies of historical orthophoto maps are available for free via Open Data.
  • Historical orthophoto maps are available as a digital copy for fee 34521 and as paper copy forfee 34207.

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Contact us

Email museum@dnrm.qld.gov.au.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
12 October 2016

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