Vicmap Examples Gallery

Colac Otway Logo

The Colac Otway Shire has commissioned the development of an online mapping portal that provides a variety of quality information to the ratepayers, such as landslide and erosion, open space, municipal information, bores and salinity and other relevant data sets.

Colac Otway example map

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The Mapping portal enables people to research the status of their land in relation to risk of land slippage and erosion, salinity, geology, topography and council services such as waste collection. The user can be confident that he is looking at the latest authoritative information, the same information council decision makers will be using. The data remains with the data custodians / managers and is sourced directly over the web utilising Open Source Web Mapping Service (WMS) protocol from the respective spatial data repository. This leaves the map portal owner to only be concerned with his own data sources knowing that others will continue to look after theirs.  The map is intuitive to use and has the functionality to link the spatial data represented to original documents and images available with a click of a button. There is provision for data downloads and options to allow users to add, edit or update data subject to Quality Assurance (QA).


Fire Operations Plans outline where DELWP and Parks Victoria intend to carry out fire prevention and preparedness activities on Victoria’s public land over the next three years.

Planned burns example map

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These planned activities include planned burning, slashing, mowing and clearing works, creating and maintaining fuel breaks and carrying out fire infrastructure maintenance. The current Planned Burns can be viewed via an interactive map that utilises Vicmap API as its platform The map shows all approved planned burns and mechanical works to occur in the next 10 days. The map allows, neighbours  visitors and the general public to get an indication as to where and when the forthcoming fuel reduction burns are to take place and take appropriate action.  Vicmap API map tiles accurately show where the burn is to take place and uses the most recent and authoritative map data available.

The Native Vegetation Information Management system (NVIM) is an online tool to access Victoria’s native vegetation information. It utilises Vicmap API's Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) as its preferred authoritative mapping information source.

Native Vegetation map

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Native vegetation permitted clearing regulations

This web mapping tool will allows the user to generate a Biodiversity assessment report required as part of  permit application to remove, lop or destroy native vegetation.

The system will have multiple functions

  • Tools and information to support landholders proposing to remove native vegetation and species habitat.
  • Provide native vegetation information, including ecological vegetation classes (EVCs).
  • Tools to assess native vegetation condition, plan revegetation and determine benefits from management actions.
  • Manage and track native vegetation projects and agreements.
Development is ongoing

Development is ongoing. Further functionality will become available as it is completed, over the next year or so.

For more information and updates on the NVIM project, please visit the NVIM page on the DEPI website.

Waterwatch logo

The Waterwatch Victoria Data Management System incorporates Vicmap API technology to enable topographical representation and filtering, site location pins and visual scale interactivity, for the ease of public consumption of data.

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Real-time information and a historical records of how river systems and bodies of water have changed over time are available and easily accessible by locating points of interest via the Vicmap API. This vital information is imperative to help waterway managers identify health and environmental risks.

Example screenshot displaying Waterwatch site search functionality

The Vicmap API also helps Waterwatch monitors and coordinators locate new (and existing) sites for monitoring by displaying site locations within the Waterwatch interface.  Through the use of precise location coordinates shown on the Vicmap API data consistency is ensured by different monitors
collecting water samples from the same place at each monitoring site.

Second example screenshot displaying site search functionality

Page last updated: 18/07/19