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Developers can integrate Vicmap Basemap (formerly Vicmap API) a Web Map Service (WMS or WMTS) into any web mapping applications such as Open Layers, Leaflet using a single like of code.

Vicmap Basemap is a licensed product.

For further information Please contact Vicmap Basemap Product Manager.

Geographic Coverage, Scale and Projection Specifications

Vicmap API coverage extends beyond the Victorian border into NSW and South Australia at larger, detail levels. Vicmap API tiles are available in the VicGrid94 Projection as well as the popular Web Mercator or "Google" projection.

Web Mercator

Vicmap API is available in the Web Mercator (commonly known as Google maps) projection. This projection is utilised by the vast majority of Web Mapping applications around the world and will enable web developers and designers to integrate Vicmap API seamlessly into their current application or web page. All layers are served with high resolution tiles being 512 x 512 pixels.

Web Mercator image

The Spherical Mercator or Web Mercator projection is coded as : 900913 equivilent to EPSG:3857.

For further information on the Web Mercator projection please visit Wikipedia.

The scale levels and resolution are listed below.

Web Mercator scales

ZOOM LEVELSCALE (M)RESOLUTION
19,000,0002445.9849051249898
24,000,0001222.9924525624949
32,000,000611.496226281379687
41,000,000305.74811314055756
5546,000152.87405657041106
6273,00076.437028285073239
7136,00038.21851414253662
868,00019.10925707126831
934,0009.5546285356341549
1017,0004.7773142679493699
1185312.3886571339746849
1242651.1943285668550503
1321330.59716428355981721
1410660.29858214164761665
155330.14929107082380833

VicGrid94

The VicGrid94 projection EPSG:3111 has been chosen as the projection of choice as it is the most accurate projection with minimal distortions for the state of Victoria mapping applications

VicGrid94 image

For more detailed information on the Vicgrid94 projection peruse the VICGRID94 Map Projection Information sheet.

VicGrid94 scales

Vicmap API offers 14 levels of zoom ranging from the scale of 1:8 million to 1:800.

ZOOM LEVELSCALE (M)RESOLUTION
18,000,0002116.670900008467
24,000,0001058.3354500042335
32,000,000529.1677250021168
41,000,000264.5838625010584
5500,000132.2919312505292
6250,00066.1459656252646
7100,00026.458386250105836
850,00013.229193125052918
925,0006.614596562526459
1010,002.6458386250105836
115,0001.3229193125052918
122,5000.6614596562526459
131,2500.33072982812632296
148000.21166709000084669

Page last updated: 29/10/20