Bushfire Response and Recovery Spatial Data Coordination

The 2019/2020 bushfire season in Victoria has been extremely challenging and there is a need to provide a rapid and robust response to requests for spatial data to assist with recovery efforts.  

The Victorian state government are working with DELWP to ensure that all stakeholders can easily access authoritative spatial data sets to assist with bushfire response and recovery.

We have compiled a list of Useful spatial data resources for Bushfire Response and Recovery - Spatial Data Coordination

Spatial Datamart

Spatial Datamart lets you view the available spatial information and request datasets for your mapping solution.

Spatial Datamart

Vicmap Products

Vicmap™ is the foundation that underlies most spatial information in Victoria.  This portfolio of spatial related authoritative data products, made up from individual datasets, is developed and managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.  The information provides the foundation to Victoria’s primary mapping and spatial information systems, and is used for building business information and systems.

Vicmap is a registered trademark of the Victorian Government and is synonymous with authoritative statewide mapping since 1975.

Vicmap Catalogue 2016-17

The Catalogue published annually includes:

  • information about the products - themes and source datasets
  • case studies of how each product may  be used
  • access options
  • technical detail such as coverage and currency.

For a published hard copy, contact vicmap.help@delwp.vic.gov.au

Vicmap Catalogue 2016-17 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Vicmap Catalogue 2016-17 (RTF, 369.7 KB)

Vicmap Foundation Products

Vicmap Address is Victoria's authoritative geocoded database of property address points for the State.  The product includes predominately, but not exclusively locational property address identifiers assigned by Local Government, considered to be the primary creator and Custodian of property addresses.  Additional, where accessible, other 'real life' property addresses created and used by the community, (but not recognised by Local Government) including retirement villages, assisted care facilities, industrial, alpine resorts and public housing estates etc.

Vicmap Address can be used to map the location of addressed assets or to verify the content of business address data.

Point addresses consist of:

  • Street number, street name
  • Locality
  • Cross reference to Local Government
  • Post code and State
  • Cross reference to Vicmap Property
  • Census District Attribute.

Vicmap Address is available under a Creative Commons license

Product metadata

Product specification (DOCX, 378.1 KB)

Data model (PDF, 239.2 KB)

Vicmap Admin consists of topologically structured polygons that depict legal land descriptions for Victoria’s political and administrative boundaries. Includes:

  • Local Government Area boundaries and names
  • Locality boundaries and names
  • Postcode boundaries and numbers
  • State Electoral boundaries and names
  • Local Government Ward boundaries and names
  • Parish and Township boundaries and names
  • State Government departmental boundaries and names.

Vicmap Admin can be used to aggregate information for analytical purposes and analyse time series trends. Administrative boundary data in combination with geo-coded address data, demographic information and specific business information enables the ability to perform high quality spatial analysis.

Other areas of application include but not limited to:

  • Strategic planning
  • Valuation analysis
  • Project planning
  • Reference frameworks
  • Graphic Index
  • Integration with other Vicmap datasets
  • Demographic studies, and
  • Spatial analysis of address files.

Vicmap Admin is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product specification (DOCX, 576.9 KB)

Product diagram (PDF, 158.1 KB)

Vicmap Crown Land Tenure assists users to manage their interaction with Victoria's Crown land by providing information about the private use of Crown land and government roads.  It is the only Crown Land Tenure layer available through the Department, which will assist these customers planning, evaluating and managing their own assets in relation to Crown land, roads and reserves. Key customers include resource and mining companies, water businesses and councils.

Vicmap Crown Land Tenure plays a key role in the management of Victoria's Crown land.  

The product provides information about the private use of Crown land parcels and Crown roads.  

The product includes land use licences such as:

  • grazing, water frontage and unused road licences
  • leases for commercial purposes
  • general or miscellaneous licences, permits and consents
  • pipeline and Water Supply licences
  • reserve management – land gazetted or set aside for a specific use.

Vicmap Crown Land Tenure is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product specification (DOCX, 336.5 KB)

Standard data model (PDF, 146.9 KB)

Basic data model (PDF, 116.9 KB)

Elevation data assists with terrain analysis and land assessment by providing contour and relief information. DELWP provides statewide digital representation of Victoria's terrain surface. This elevation information combined with customer business information enables more efficient and effective planning of landscape sensitivity, catchments modelling and habitat suitability. Vicmap Elevation consists of several elevation datasets.

The sub-products listed below are available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

For new elevation data acquisition go to the Coordinated Imagery Program (CIP).

Vicmap Elevation - DTM20m & DTM10m

Product specification (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Vicmap Elevation - 10-20 Contours & Relief

Product specification (DOCX, 869.4 KB)

Data model (PDF, 11.6 KB)

Vicmap Elevation - 1-5 Contours & Relief

The Vicmap Elevation sub-products listed below are available under a DELWP Data Access License Agreement.

See Licensing

For archived elevation data from 2004 onwards, contact one of our Data Service Providers

Vicmap Elevation - Coastal Topographic 1m DEM and 0.5m Contours

Product specification (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Vicmap Elevation - Multi-Res DEM & Contours

Product specification (PDF, 478.3 KB)

Vicmap Features of Interest is a topologically structured digital dataset covering the state of Victoria and describing features of interest, their location and names.   Examples of features includes, but not limited to: education centres, reserves, emergency facilities and landmarks. VMFoI has a large range of applications, including asset management, location based services, logistics management and map production.

Product metadata

Product specification V3.3  (DOCX, 1.6 MB)

Data model V2.1 (PDF, 12.3 KB)

These datasets are available under a Creative Commons license.

Vicmap Hydro is a topologically structured digital data set depicting Victoria’s natural and man made water resources including selected water related structures and coastal navigational features.  Vicmap Hydro can be used in a variety of applications including, protection and conservation analyses for natural resources, impact assessment, monitoring and land analysis.

Vicmap Hydro is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product specification V6.1 (DOCX, 624.3 KB)

Data model V2.1 (PDF, 12.4 KB)

Aerial Photography

Our aerial photography can improve your assessment of the landscape helping with bushfire risk management, property developing and flood mapping. Vicmap Imagery is Victoria’s most up to date aerial photography resource.

The imagery has been obtained from various projects over the State with most through the Coordinated Imagery Program.

You can find historic aerial photography from the 1930's to 1990's on the LANDATA website or you can access the historic aerial photography library at Land Use Victoria’s aerial photography storage facility.

57 Cherry Lane, Laverton, 3028, PH: (03) 8368 5411

Vicmap Imagery – Aerial Photography is available under a DELWP Data Access License Agreement.

See Licensing.

Victoria's planning scheme map information.

Each planning scheme contains:

Zones, which indicate the type of land uses that may be appropriate in that zone, such as residential, industrial or rural.

Overlay controls, which reflect specific characteristics of land in an area i.e. significant vegetation or heritage values.

Vicmap Planning is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product description V1.5 (PDF, 430.1 KB)

Data model V3.1 (PDF, 155.4 KB)

Vicmap Position - GPSnet™ is a subscription based positioning correction service for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) users throughout Victoria.

Visit the GNSS website.

Vicmap Position Product diagram (PDF, 480.9 KB)

Victoria's most accurate property index.

  • parcel and property polygon views
  • parcel and property identifiers
  • Standard Parcel Identifiers (SPI) and council property numbers
  • registered and proposed parcels
  • Crown and freehold land differentiation
  • cadastral road casement boundaries
  • easements
  • Unique Feature Identifiers, date stamps and data quality information
  • cross reference to Vicmap Address and Vicmap Admin.

Vicmap Property is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product Description V7 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Product Description V7 (DOCX, 1017.0 KB)

Standard Data model V4.2 (PDF, 15.1 KB)

Simplified1 Data Model V3.3 (PDF, 14.0 KB)

Simplified2 Data Model V4.1 (PDF, 14.9 KB)

Vicmap Transport was created in 2000 and provides an accurate representation of Victoria’s statewide road, rail and airport assets.  It is used in a variety of applications, particularly in emergency services, route management, logistics planning and development.

Vicmap Transport is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product description V5 (DOCX, 691.2 KB)

Data model v3.3 (PDF, 205.9 KB)

Vicmap Vegetation contains topologically structured digital datasets (tree density and plantations) depicting areas of tree or woody cover across the State of Victoria.

Vicmap Vegetation assists users in emergency, environmental management and map production.  Key users are utilities, environmental managers, local government, cartographers and emergency services organisations.

Vicmap Vegetation - Tree density dataset is available under a Creative Commons license.

Vicmap Vegetation – Plantation dataset is available under a DELWP Data Access License Agreement.

Product metadata

Product description V4 (DOCX, 421.5 KB)

Data Model v4.1 (PDF, 9.3 KB)

Other Vicmap Products

Victoria's reference indexes and extents.

  • Key extents for Vicmap framework products
  • State border and coastline
  • Vicmap Topographic Indexes
  • Spatial Visions Mapbook Index
  • VicRoads Book Indexes

Vicmap Index is available under a Creative Commons license.

Vicmap Index Product Description V4.1 (DOC, 648.0 KB)

Data model V1 (PDF, 14.9 KB)

Our IUF feed allows for fast updates with files that contain only the changed information, rather than entire revised datasets. IUF is ideal for regular customers and automated systems.

Vicmap IUF data is available under a Creative Commons license.

Vicmap Incremental Update Format data model (PDF, 12.7 KB)

Vicmap Lite is a generalised statewide, seamless product for web and smart device developers, cartographers, GIS users and analysts, marketers and report producers. It is ideal for web mapping, navigational devices and hard copy cartographic products.

The product is designed for use between 1:250,000 and 1:5,000,000 scales.

It is easy to use, fast to load and small in size.

Vicmap Lite is available under a Creative Commons license.

Product metadata

Product description V5 (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Data model V1.3 (PDF, 273.7 KB)

Reference tables are used to support Vicmap data. They may list the full name, description and other attributes associated with a feature code or identifier. For example, the 'PARISH' Reference Table includes the identifier, name and status of each Parish in Victoria.

Product metadata

Visit the Land Channel website.

Geomark includes the named topographic features that are found in Vicmap Elevation, Vicmap Hydro, Vicmap Features of Interest and Vicmap Transport. A 'named feature' is something which has a recognised name such as the Murray River. It also includes features which 'could be named'.

In the Geomark dataset, geometries are modified to be consistent. For example, the Yarra River in Vicmap Hydro is stored as many individual line segments whereas in Geomark it is represented as a single line.

Geomark Product Information Sheet (PDF, 230.5 KB)
Geomark Product Information Sheet (DOCX, 88.4 KB)

For further information or assistance on any of these products or documents contact vicmap.help@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 22/09/20