Vicmap Viewer is playing a fundamental role in Victoria’s emergency response during this fire season, being used at record levels since it launched in January 2019.

Vicmap Viewer harnesses the vast and rich resources of Vicmap, the authoritative spatial data for the state. Its 10,000 topographical maps cover Victoria in a variety of scales and sizes. They depict natural and constructed features such as rivers, walking tracks, park boundaries, monuments, waterfalls and emergency services facilities. It is being used extensively by Emergency Services during the current fire season, enabling field users to download the latest Vicmap Topographic Mapping.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) accessed 113,000 maps in November and December. During the same period and into January, DELWP users downloaded a record 7,000 maps, and the State Emergency Services, 5,000 maps. Also, for the first time, emergency volunteers outside of the ESOs were given free access to the Vicmap Viewer and downloaded almost 6,000 maps.

To find out more about Vicmap Viewer – and download the app, click here.

Image showing mobile and desktop screen of Vicmap viewer