OGIA has developed a number of products and tools that can be used to find information that may be of interest. OGIA will continue to develop new tools, and improve these existing tools, incorporating new information, data and research and making these available to the public.

Bore search tool

This tool allows users to search for specific information about the predicted groundwater impacts at the location of a bore by entering the bore's registration number (RN) in the search box below.


Finding a bore's registration number

You can use the Queensland Globe to find a bore's registration number (RN):

  • use the Layers menu to add the "Registered water bores (DRDMW and private)" layer.
  • use the Search menu to find your property and see the bore number.

If you are the owner of a bore in the Surat CMA, you can also contact the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water for help finding your bore number. You will need the lot and plan details for your property, which can be found on the rates notice for the property.


Lidar tool

LiDAR tool

OGIA’s interactive web-based LiDAR tool allows users to query land profiles from LiDAR data in the western parts of the Condamine Alluvium. This image shows the LiDAR tool in a browser window.

LiDAR stands for "Light Detection and Ranging". It is a technology that uses light signals to measure distances to objects and create three-dimensional maps of landscapes. LiDAR can be used to create detailed maps of terrain, buildings, vegetation and other features.

Since 2021, OGIA has been using data received from aerial LiDAR surveys to help assess the impact of CSG induced subsidence in the Surat CMA. The surface drainage pattern across a paddock can be derived from an aerial LiDAR survey. It also helps to identify minor slopes and depressions that can be used to determine CSG-induced subsidence in the future.

Tenure holders in irrigation areas in the Surat CMA provide OGIA with LiDAR data at least once a year as part of the regional subsidence monitoring program.


Aquifer attribution

Schematic representation of the regional groundwater flow model
3D representation of the regional geological model

Identifying the attributing aquifer from which a water supply bore sources water is a critical piece of information required to support the assessment in the UWIR. The aquifer attribution process uses a range of data and analysis about the location and construction details of water bores, as well as the geological model developed by OGIA. Assumptions are made where some or part of the information about bore construction is not available.

Note: the aquifer attributed to a water bore may change when underlying data changes due to ongoing improvements.

Last updated: 04 Oct 2023