05 July 2021

Victoria’s ground-breaking $45 million project to revamp its map base has reached a major milestone, with two million land parcels now digitised. This represents approximately half of the estimated 3.3 million land parcels across the state.

The Digital Cadastre Modernisation (DCM) project has now digitised land parcels from 33 Victorian municipalities, with a further 12 municipalities to be completed by the end of the year.

Victoria is the first state in Australia to take a state-wide integrated approach to improving property boundaries. The project, which began in 2018, will ensure that one of the state’s most important datasets is accurate, modern and easily accessible.

The digitisation work is a multi-step process with robust quality assurance. This includes examining a random sample of digitised plans for each municipality to ensure that we are accurately translating the data. So far the project team has resolved more than 15,000 cadastral queries arising from the digitisation process, each improving the quality of the end product.

The DCM project is already adding significant value, demonstrating that it will improve the accuracy of Vicmap, the State’s authoritative suite of spatial data products that provides the foundation of all mapping in Victoria. Vicmap is available as open data and accessed by more than 6,000 customers over 100 million times per year.

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