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About Vicmap change management

Vicmap change management aims to improve functionality and user experience through standardised procedures that control risk and minimise disruptions to agreed levels of service.

To ensure Vicmap products meet customer needs, the Department facilitates Vicmap Change Management through a committee governed by technical experts.

Vicmap change management focuses on evolving the data structure, metadata and data specifications aligning with Geocentric Datum of Australia and global data theme standards.

What is a Vicmap change notice?

A change notice provides information about changes to Vicmap products or services including:

  • What the change is
  • When it will happen
  • Why it is happening
  • Who needs to know
  • How to provide feedback on change notices that are open for consultation.

How to provide feedback

Vicmap customers and stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback and submit requests for improvement to Vicmap products.

All requests are logged and considered based on priority, impact and urgency.

For further information & feedback please email vicmap.help@delwp.vic.gov.au

Signup to receive Vicmap change notices

To subscribe, change your email address or unsubscribe, email vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Digital Cadastre Modernisation (DCM) data integration into Vicmap

The Digital Cadastre Modernisation Project (DCM) is a five-year initiative to transform the legacy data of Victoria’s property boundaries into a data-driven, spatially improved, 3D enabled digital representation of the cadastre.

The improved property and parcel boundary positions generated by DCM will be used to spatially improve all Vicmap products. These improvements will result in changes to Vicmap, reflecting more accurate positions for parcel boundaries in the digital cadastre.

You can visit the Readiness Toolkit to find tools and resources that will help you get ready for spatially upgraded Vicmap.

We will start publishing changes to Vicmap in April 2022 and continue into 2023.

A Vicmap Change Notice will be issued one month prior to the DCM data integration into Vicmap.

Find out more about  the Vicmap spatial upgrade:

Open Vicmap change notices

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Change advisory notice 306 Adding ‘information bay’s to Vicmap FOI

A new feature subtype, ‘information bay’, will be added to feature type ‘sign’ within our Feature Catalogue. The [FOI_POINT] dataset will maintain ‘information bay’ feature subtypes within the Vicmap Features of Interest (VMFOI) product.

Feature Type: sign
Feature Subtype: information bay
Definition: An information bay with signage but no other visitor assets, generally on the side of a road or track
Geometry Type: Point

For further details about feature types and subtypes please review the Feature Catalogue
https://datashare.maps.vic.gov.au/search?q=uuid%3Dad465b71-c0d8-5d98-88e5-54e8499796de

Current feature subtypes ‘tourist information centre’ and ‘trailhead’ are not accurate terms to define the availability of interpretive signage displaying visitor information in off-road or track areas.

The inclusion of Information Bays as a feature subtype has been decided. The feature definition is an industry term used by Park Victoria and Alpine Resort Victoria to support standardisation.

This change may affect Vicmap Features of Interest and Geomark customers.
Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers will not be affected as part of this change.

The additional of a new feature subtype does not adversely impact customers or services, therefore can be implemented without a lead time.

Changes will be reflected in the data from Thursday 16 May 2024.

Issued: 15/05/2024

Change will be implemented by the 16 May 2024

Change advisory notice 305 Vicmap Admin Addition of Ward 2024 boundaries

Vicmap Admin Data model v22.3

From 13 May 2024, WARD_2024 will be added to Vicmap Admin.
From 1 January 2025, WARD_2020 will be withdrawn from Vicmap Admin.

Between 13 May 2024 and 1 January 2025 both WARD_2020 and WARD_2024 datasets will be available within Vicmap Admin.

At the request of the Minister for Local Government, the internal boundaries (wards) of a council are reviewed when the number of voters per councillor is forecast to be outside the legislated +/- 10% tolerance in one or more wards at the next local council election. This makes sure each voter is represented equally. For further information please visit: Ward boundary reviews | Victorian Electoral Commission (vec.vic.gov.au)

There have been 39 councils reviewed in the Electoral Structural Review program. These were gazetted by the Minister for Local Government Victoria 15/02/2024 and will apply at the October 2024 local council elections.

The WARD_2024 boundaries supersede WARD_2020 boundaries.

This change will affect Vicmap Admin customers.  
Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers will not be affected.

Issued: 08/05/2024

Change will be implemented by the 1 January 2025

Change advisory notice 304 Digital Twin Victoria is moving URL

The Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) platform is moving to a new URL address.
Current URL address: https://vic.digitaltwin.terria.io/
New URL address: https://digitaltwin.vic.gov.au/public

This change will affect DTV customers.

Saved bookmarks or created story map links will need to be recreated within the new URL. All existing bookmarks and story maps will be unavailable when the current URL is withdrawn.

Affected customers are encouraged to take the following steps before 12 June 2024:

  1. Update bookmarks and workflows: Replace existing bookmarks and processes in the new URL address.
  2. Recreate story maps: Review and recreate story maps in the new URL address.

When the change will occur:
During the transition period, from 1 May to 12 June 2024, both the existing and new address for the DTV platform will be available.

On the 1 May 2024 the new DTV address https://digitaltwin.vic.gov.au/public will be launched.
On the 12 June 2024 the current address https://vic.digitaltwin.terria.io/ will be withdrawn.

Issued: 30/04/2024

Change will be implemented by the 12 June 2024

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Change advisory notice 303 Attribute change in Geographic Names Register (GNR) table

Vicmap Features of Interest Data model v3.6

A change in an attribute name has been made in the GNR table maintained in Vicmap Features of Interest.

The renamed attribute allows more defined progeny of the name source and responds to the changes made in the data delivered from Geographic Names Victoria’s VICNAMES – Register of Geographic Names.

The Aboriginal Origin information will support those organisations that have reporting requirements against the Gender Equality Act 2020, Sustainable Development Goals and Reconciliation Action Plans.

This change is an improvement for customers of Vicmap Features of Interest GNR table.

Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers will not be affected as part of this change.

Issued: 06/12/2023

Change will be implemented by the 8 December 2023

Change advisory notice 302 Vicmap Admin new attribute (PDF, 121.1 KB)

Vicmap Admin Data model v22.2 (PDF, 233.2 KB)

A new label_use_code attribute will be introduced to the following Vicmap Admin datasets:

  • ad_lga_area_polygon
  • lga_polygon
  • ad_locality_area_polygon
  • locality_polygon
  • postcode_polygon

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Admin.

Issued: 30/08/2023

Changes in data from 26/10/2023

Change advisory notice 301 - Vicmap Viewer app uplift (PDF, 295.2 KB)

The Vicmap team is uplifting the technology that supports the Vicmap Viewer app. The app is currently a native app available on Google Play and Apple App Store. This app is being migrated to a Progressive Web App (PWA).

Users can access the improved Vicmap Viewer app via this URL on their devices web browser:
https://vicmaptopo.land.vic.gov.au/.

The current Vicmap Viewer app will remain available on Google Play and Apple App Store until 31 October 2023. It will then be decommissioned and unmaintained.
Downloaded instances of the current Vicmap Viewer app will be disabled on 30 November 2023.

Issued: 27/07/2023

Available from 31 July 2023

Change advisory notice 300 – IUF LGA renamed to Merri-bek (PDF, 108.4 KB)

From the delivery of the IUF seed on 02 July 2023, the Local Government Authority (LGA) Moreland will be renamed to Merri-bek.

The new name, Merri-bek City Council, came into effect Monday, 26 September 2022.

This change to the IUF seed is consistent with previous Merri-bek name changes to Vicmap data, such as in the VMADMIN.LGA_POLYGON table. The recent seed supply has enabled the Department to rename the council in the IUF deliveries.

Changes have been adjusted to reflect the new name on our SFTP server in the recent IUF Seed (02-July-2023) and the first incremental supply (09-July-2023). All subsequent incremental supplies will use the new name.

Issued: 14/07/2023

Changes are now reflected in the product.

Change advisory notice 299 Vicmap Basemaps: New Topographic Map Services (PDF, 406.8 KB)

From June 2023, two new services will be added to the Vicmap Basemaps suite of products to complement the existing Aerial, Cartographic and Overlay services:

  • Vicmap Topographic (Colour)
  • Vicmap Topographic (Greyscale)

These services are available in VicGrid2020 and Web Mercator projections.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Basemaps. Access to this new product is available as a tile package and a hosted tile service to internal customers (DEECA, DTP and Emergency Services Organisations). It is anticipated that access to external customers will be available from September 2023.

Issued: 13/06/2023

Changes are now reflected in the product.

Change advisory notice 298 New Attributes for Geographic Names Register (GNR) table
(DOCX, 90.5 KB)

New attributes are being added to the GNR held in the Vicmap Features of Interest Product.The additional information will enable users to be able to confirm the gazettal details of any given VICNAMES record. In addition, whether a name is of Aboriginal origin and or its gender if applicable.

Data model to support change Vicmap Features of Interest diagram V3.5  (PDF, 199.2 KB)

Issued: 27/04/2023

For noting

REVISED Change advisory notice 297.1 Vicmap Property maintenance process change (PDF, 534.7 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice 297 published 23/03/2023.

  1. The implementation date has been deferred, until the 21 July 2023, due to the process being dependant on software changes.
  2. Further clarification about the change has been provided with the addition of diagrams.

Issued: 22/05/2023

For noting

Change advisory notice 297 Vicmap Property maintenance change (DOCX, 78.6 KB)

From the end of May 2023, the process for maintaining Vicmap Property will be slightly altered.

All Vicmap Property customers that utilise the certified plan for planning purposes will not see a revised version of the proposed plan until it is released for lodgement. This means that on average the plan will be take on average 3 more months to be updated to Vicmap.

Issued: 23/03/2023

For noting

Change advisory notice 296 Vicmap Themes TASK_ID (PDF, 472.4 KB)

A new attribute TASK_ID is being added to multiple Vicmap tables to support internal maintenance, quality assurance and task identification.

Products Affected: Vicmap Address, Vicmap Admin, Vicmap Crown Land Tenure, Vicmap Elevation, Vicmap Features of Interest, Vicmap Hydro, Vicmap Index, Vicmap Transport and Vicmap Vegetation.

Further communication will be provided when the VDP Vicmap release date is confirmed.

Data modes to support changes.

Vicmap Address Version 6.3 12 April, 2023 (PDF, 162.1 KB)

Vicmap Admin Version 21.1 12 April, 2023 (PDF, 190.5 KB)

Vicmap Crown Land Tenure (Standard) Version 4.1 12 April, 2023 (PDF, 98.8 KB)

Vicmap Elevation Version 4.2 28 March, 2023 (PDF, 121.9 KB)

Vicmap Features of Interest Version 3.4 28th March, 2023 (PDF, 200.1 KB)

Vicmap Features of Interest Version 3.5 12 April, 2023 (PDF, 199.2 KB)

Vicmap Hydro Version 3.2 28 March, 2023 (PDF, 133.4 KB)

Vicmap Index Version 1.2 12 April, 2021 (PDF, 244.5 KB)

Vicmap Transport Version 4.2 28 March, 2023 (PDF, 215.7 KB)

Vicmap Vegetation Version 6.1 12 April, 2023 (PDF, 98.7 KB)

Issued: 12/04/2023

For noting

REVISED: Change advisory notice 295.1 - Image Web Server (IWS) migrating to the cloud (PDF, 479.2 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice 295 published on 07/03/2023.

Image Web Server (IWS) migrating date has been rescheduled to 14 April 2023. This provides more time to transition with both systems (old and new) running concurrently.

Issued: 13/04/2022

For noting

Change advisory notice 295 - Image Web Server (IWS) migrating to the cloud on 27 March 2023 (DOCX, 93.4 KB)

This change will affect anyone sourcing aerial and satellite imagery and digital maps from the Image Web Server.

As the URL will change, existing links to images will no longer work and will need to be reset.

Please ensure your GIS software and other mapping systems are utilising the new IWS URL https://iws.maps.vic.gov.au/erdas-iws/ogc/wms/RDP?SERVICE from 27 March 2023.

Issued: 07/03/2023

Changes in data from 27/03/2023

REVISED: Change advisory notice 294.1 – Changes to Open Data Platform affecting Vicmap web services (WMS/WFS) (PDF, 478.2 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice 294 published on 03/03/2023.

Changes to Open Data Platform affecting Vicmap web services (WMS/WFS) date rescheduled to 24 April 2023.

Issued: 13/04/2022

For noting

Change advisory notice 294 Changes to Open Data Platform affecting Vicmap web services (WMS/WFS) (DOCX, 98.4 KB)

GeoServer Migration FAQ (PDF, 422.7 KB)

GeoServer Migration WMS and WFS URL Change Instruction (PDF, 105.3 KB)

DEECA is uplifting its enterprise spatial architecture and moving data services to the cloud. This will improve system performance, stability, and disaster recovery.

This change will affect customers accessing Vicmap data as WMS and WFS via the URL services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/publicproxy/guest/dv_geoserver

The migration of the DEECA Open Data Platform to the cloud will happen on 27 March 2023. The publication of this notice is given now to allow customers to prepare for the transition.

Issued: 03/03/2023

Changes in data from 27/03/2023

Change Advisory Notice 293: Notice for IUF data supply customers regarding weekly supply dated 23 January 2023 (PDF, 392.0 KB)

The weekly IUF supply for 23 January 2023 contains the incremental update incorporating the DCM spatial changes for the Whittlesea City Council LGA extent. This update comes approximately one week ahead of the intended delivery date.

Issued: 23/01/2023

For noting

Change Advisory Notice 292: Delay in full-file Vicmap LAT supply between 23 and 29 January 2023 (PDF, 403.6 KB)

There has been a decision to delay the release of the full file State-wide Vicmap LAT products for one week, between the dates of 23 January 2023 to 29 January 2023 (inclusive).

This change notice concerns all customers that download the full file Vicmap LAT products:

Issued: 23/01/2023

For noting

Change advisory notice 287 New Attributes Improving Trustworthiness in Vicmap (DOCX, 92.7 KB)

New attributes are being added to multiple Vicmap tables to provide information about the trustworthiness of the data.

Products affected: Vicmap Features of Interest, Vicmap Elevation, Vicmap Hydro, Vicmap Transport and Geomark.

Issued: 23/01/2023

Changes in data late April 2023

Archived Vicmap change notices

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Change advisory notice 291 Updates to feature terms codelist values for Vicmap Hydro and Geomark (PDF, 404.0 KB)

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Hydro and Geomark.

  1. A new feature term ‘water hydrant’ is being added to the Feature Catalogue;
  2. The HY_WATER_STRUCTURE_POINT table will be updated with the values described in table 2 being applied to the SUBSTANCE_EXTRACTED attribute; and
  3. The Vicmap codelist table HY_SUBSTANCE_EXTRACTED is being updated

This change will enable the efficient integration of additional hydrant data within Vicmap Hydro and Geomark, improving coverage and completeness.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 28 November 2022.

Issued: 09/11/2022

Changes in data from 28/11/2022

Change advisory notice 290 new Vicmap Features of Interest subtypes (PDF, 468.4 KB)

Two new feature subtypes are being added to the Features Catalogue. This data will be held in Vicmap Features of Interest (VMFOI).

The new feature terms will facilitate the availability of named community features from Parks Victoria.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Features of Interest and Geomark.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 28 November 2022.

Issued: 09/11/2022

Changes in data from 28/11/2022

Change Advisory Notice 289 Vicmap Basemaps – Withdrawal of Vicgrid94 Services (PDF, 468.6 KB)

Due to the release of the new Vicmap Basemaps Vicgrid2020 services the Vicmap Basemaps Vicgrid94 services are now deprecated and will be placed into mature support* and then withdrawn.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Basemaps – Vicgrid94 services in GIS desktop and web mapping applications. Customers are encouraged to change their GIS desktop and/or web mapping applications to the new Vicmap Basemaps Vicgrid2020 services specified below in Table 2.
Please note that the URL to the Vicmap Basemaps is unchanged and remains as https://base.maps.vic.gov.au/service?service=wmts&request=getCapabilities.

Issued: 19/10/2022

Changes being implemented

REVISED Change Advisory Notice 288.4 Spatial Upgrade of Multiple Vicmap Products (PDF, 398.8 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice #288.3 published 21/10/2022.

This change notice alerts customers to a new web page that will now contain the updated Vicmap spatial
upgrade schedule. Customers are encouraged to check this page for the latest information about the order
and progression of the Vicmap spatial upgrade.

This change will affect all Vicmap customers who utilise data for the local government areas undergoing the
spatial upgrade.

Issued:14/11//2022

For noting

REVISED Change Advisory Notice 288.3 Spatial Upgrade of Multiple Vicmap Products  (PDF, 636.0 KB)

Vicmap customers will already be aware that the Digital Cadastre Modernisation (DCM) Program has moved into the integration phase, where we are spatially upgrading Vicmap with the adjusted parcel data. The data integration work is progressing, and we anticipate the completion of data integration for the first four LGAs by 14 November 2022.
This change notice provides an updated Vicmap integration schedule until 12 December 2022.
Additionally, the last version of Vicmap data for an LGA, before the DCM integration takes place, will be made available for customers. The Department is making this unmaintained data available as interim support for customers who may not be ready to transition to the upgraded Vicmap data.

The pre-integration data for the first LGA, Hobsons Bay City Council, is available here:
https://delwp-datavic-downloads.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/vicmap-hobsonsbaylga-preintegration.zip

Please be aware that this pre-integration data is a snapshot in time, and as such, is not maintained by Vicmap.

Please follow this link for more information on the improvements to Vicmap data accuracy.

This change will affect all Vicmap customers who consume data for the following Local Government Areas:

  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Darebin City Council
  • Bayside City Council
  • Whittlesea City Council

This change notice informs the updated integration schedule.

Issued: 21/10/2022

For noting

REVISED Change Advisory Notice 288.2 - DCM integration reschedule

Due to operational issues around loading the DCM adjusted LGA data into the Vicmap statewide datasets, the data integration phase of the Digital Cadastre Modernisation Program has been rescheduled. This will allow the necessary time to resolve these issues. A delay of approximately four weeks is anticipated.

This change will affect all Vicmap customers who consume data for the following Local Government Areas:

  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council

This change notice informs the updated integration schedule.

Issued: 13/10/2022

For noting

Change advisory notice 288.1 Vicmap Data Upgrade for City of Hobsons Bay

Land Use Victoria is undertaking a spatial upgrade to Vicmap Property and all Vicmap products that either align to or are constrained by the parcel data. For a full list of Vicmap products affected please refer to Vicmap Change Notice #288. This spatial upgrade will deliver to Vicmap customers a more accurate, digitally driven and enhanced spatial data service.

On 17 October 2022 Vicmap Spatial Services will publish the first spatially upgraded area within Vicmap Property, being City of Hobsons Bay. This delivery date is one week later than originally scheduled due to operational delays.

Between 3 and 14 October Vicmap Spatial Services will implement the upgrade to multiple Vicmap products and there will be no updates or editing services available for City of Hobsons Bay during this time.

On Monday 17 October, Vicmap products for the Hobsons Bay local government area will reflect adjusted parcel boundaries based on the work from digital cadastre modernisation.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap products accessing data over the City of Hobsons Bay area that are either aligned to or are constrained by the parcel data. Any customers with business data aligning to the parcel fabric for the area need to be aware that these changes are taking place in October 2022.

Changes will be reflected in the data from Monday 17 October 2022.

Issued: 10/10/2022

For noting

Change advisory notice 288 Spatial Upgrade of Multiple Vicmap Products

Land Use Victoria is undertaking a spatial upgrade to Vicmap Property and all Vicmap products that either align to or are constrained by the parcel alignments. This spatial upgrade will deliver to Vicmap customers an improved, digitally driven and enhanced spatial data service.

We will start integrating the outputs of the Digital Cadastre Modernisation spatial upgrade into Vicmap Products in October 2022.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap data sets that are either aligned to or are constrained by the parcel alignments. Any customers with data that aligns to the parcel fabric for the State needs to be aware changes will be taking place progressively LGA by LGA according to the schedule.

Anyone who uses Incremental Update File (IUF) data supply format will, at some stage during the next 16 months, encounter a larger than normal incremental files for the LGAs in their area of interest.

Issued: 02/09/2022

For noting

Change Advisory Notice 286 Vicmap Property modified domain values for the ADJUSTED attribute in the CAD_POINT table

From 31 May 2022, the domain values of the attribute ADJUSTED within the CAD_POINT table will be modified. The change will replace the existing 'Y' and ‘N’ domain values to provide customers additional adjustment status information.

This change will affect all Vicmap Property customers that receive supplies utilising the following Vicmap Property data models:

The Vicmap Property Simplified 2 and the Vicmap Land Administration Themes Incremental Update Format data models do not include the CAD_POINT table and therefore are not affected by this change.

Refer to Vicmap Change 272.3 Vicmap Property Data Model Upgrade

Issued: 13/05/2022

For noting

Change Advisory Notice 285 Vicmap as a Service – Change of URL for Vicmap Vegetation Tree Urban (PDF, 408.8 KB)

The hosting environment for the Vicmap as a Service (VaaS) feature layer – Vicmap Vegetation Tree Urban - is changing which will require a URL change for the REST and WFS end points.

The Vicmap Vegetation Tree Urban feature layer is currently hosted on the ArcGIS Online platform due to its large storage requirement it will be moving to the Departments ArcGIS Enterprise (MapshareVic) platform to better manage the service.

This change will affect all users of the VaaS Vicmap Vegetation Tree Urban hosted feature layer (REST) service and WFS in GIS desktop and web mapping applications. Customers are advised to update their GIS desktop and/or web mapping applications to the new URL’s.

Issued: 11/05/2022

For noting

REVISED: Change Advisory Notice 284.1 Vicmap Basemaps – Removal of Web Mercator (512 pixel x 512 pixel tile size) Overlay Service (PDF, 472.7 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice #284 published 7/04/2022.

Due to the pending release of the new service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Overlay” the non-standard service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator - Overlay” that is constructed of 512 pixels x 512 pixels size will be placed into mature support* and then withdrawn.

The Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator - Overlay (512px) service does not comply with the Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) standards of the commonly used Google Maps convention. This change will see the tile size change from 512 pixels x 512 pixels to 256 pixels x 256 pixels for the Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator – Overlay service.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator – Overlay service in GIS desktop and web mapping applications. Customers are encouraged to change their GIS desktop and/or web mapping applications to the new Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator 256px – Overlay service.

Please note that there is no impact on the “Vicmap Basemap - Web Mercator – Aerial” services.

Customers can text the new Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Overlay” service by adding following  link to their GIS desktop and/or web mapping application: https://base.maps.vic.gov.au/service?SERVICE=WMTS&REQUEST=Getcapabilities

Issued: 16/06/2022

For noting

Change 284 Vicmap Basemaps – Removal of Web Mercator (512 pixel x 512 pixel tile size) Overlay Service (DOCX, 93.4 KB)

Due to the pending release of the new service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Overlay” the non-standard service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator - Overlay” that is constructed of 512 pixels x 512 pixels size will be placed into mature support* and then withdrawn.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator – Overlay service in GIS desktop and web mapping applications.

Customers are encouraged to  change their GIS desktop and/or web mapping applications to the new Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator 256px – Overlay service specified

This change will not impact on the “Vicmap Basemap - Web Mercator – Cartographic” or “Vicmap Basemap - Web Mercator – Aerial” services.

Issued: 07/04/2022

For noting

REVISED: Change Advisory Notice 283.1 Vicmap Basemaps – Removal of Web Mercator (512 x 512 pixel tile size) Cartographic Service (PDF, 471.0 KB)

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice #283 published 22/02/2022.

Due to the recent release of the new service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Cartographic” the non-standard service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator - Cartographic” that is constructed of 512 pixels x 512 pixels size will be placed into mature support* and then withdrawn.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator – Cartographic service in GIS desktop and web mapping applications. Customers are encouraged to change their GIS desktop and/or web mapping applications to the new Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator 256px – Cartographic services.

Please note that there is no impact on the “Vicmap Basemap - Web Mercator – Aerial” services.
Customers can test the new “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Cartographic” service by adding following  link to their GIS desktop and/or web mapping application: https://base.maps.vic.gov.au/service?SERVICE=WMTS&REQUEST=Getcapabilities

Issued: 16/06/2022

For noting

Change 283 Vicmap Basemaps – Removal of Web Mercator (512 x 512 pixel tile size) Cartographic Service (DOCX, 87.6 KB)

Due to the recent release of the new service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator 256px - Cartographic” the non-standard service “Vicmap Basemaps - Web Mercator - Cartographic” that is constructed of 512 pixels x 512 pixels size will be placed into mature support* and then removed.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator – Cartographic service in GIS desktop and web mapping applications. Users are encouraged to swap to the new Vicmap Basemaps – Web Mercator 256px – Cartographic services.

Issued: 22/02/2022

For noting

Change Advisory Notice 282 Vicmap Planning new Transport Zone (TRZ) (DOCX, 90.6 KB).

VicPlan Road Zones (RDZ) and Public Use Zone 4 (PUZ4) – Transport zone are being replaced by a new Transport Zone (TRZ) because of amendment VC205 to all planning schemes.

This affects the Vicmap Planning dataset, PLAN_ZONES.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Planning.

This happened when amendment VC205 was gazetted on Thursday 20 January 2022.

The late notice of these changes was brought about by the approval of amendment VC205.

Issued: 21/01/2022

For noting

REVISED Change Advisory Notice 280.1 Vicmap Transport removal of feature code type (RAIL_TRAIL),

and Advisory Notice Change 281.1 Vicmap Hydro new feature code type (reservoir). (DOCX, 87.5 KB)

Change 280.1 Vicmap Transport removal of feature code type (RAIL_TRAIL) will affect all users of Vicmap Transport and Geomark.

Rail trails are being removed from Vicmap Transport TR_RAIL.

Change 281.1 Vicmap Hydro new feature code type (reservoir)will affect all users of Vicmap Hydro and Geomark.

A new feature type code ‘reservoir’ is being added to HY_WATER_AREA_POLYGON. Reservoirs currently with feature type code ‘WB_LAKE’ will be changed to feature type code ‘RESERVOIR’.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 03 April 2022.

There are no data model changes associated with this change.

Issued: 07/02/2022

For noting

Change 281 Vicmap Hydro new feature code type (reservoir) (DOCX, 95.2 KB).

A new feature type code ‘reservoir’ is being added to HY_WATER_AREA_POLYGON. Reservoirs currently with feature type code ‘WB_LAKE’ will be changed to feature type code ‘RESERVOIR’.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Hydro and Geomark.

Changes will be reflected in the data on 6 February 2022.

There are no data model changes associated with this change.

.Issued: 21/01/2022

For noting

Change Advisory Notice 280 Vicmap Transport removal of feature code type (RAIL_TRAIL) (DOCX, 86.5 KB).

Rail trails are being removed from Vicmap Transport TR_RAIL.

Rail trails are now represented as feature type trail in TR_ROAD. They are held as feature type code ‘trail’ within TR_ROAD. They can be identified by extracting EZI_ROAD_NAME like '%RAIL TRAIL'.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Transport and Geomark.

Changes will be reflected in the data on 6 February 2022.

There are no data model changes associated with this change.

Issued: 21/01/2022

For noting

Change advisory notice 279 Vicmap Admin FRV Legislated Boundary (DOCX, 84.6 KB)

Data Model Vicmap Admin Version 21.0 (PDF, 566.1 KB) to support change.

From 10 January 2022, FRV_LEGISLATED_BOUNDARY is being added to Vicmap Admin.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Admin. Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers will not be affected as part of this change.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 10 January 2022.

Issued: 25/02//2022

For noting

REVISED: Change 272.3 Vicmap Property Data Model Upgrade

This amendment explains the revision of Vicmap Change Notice #272.2 published 10/10/2021.

In October 2021, the Vicmap Property data models were updated in preparedness for incorporating the Digital Cadastral Modernisation (DCM) spatially improved cadastral alignments.

The Vicmap Land Administration Themes (VLAT) Incremental Update Format (IUF) will not be changed until the creation of the next creation of the seed files.  Changes to VLAT IUF will be reflected in the data from the 20 June 2022.

Issued: 25/02/2022

For noting

ResourcesDetails

Change Advisory Notice 278 Vicmap Admin electoral boundaries (DOCX, 82.4 KB)

Data Model Vicmap Admin Version 20.0 (PDF, 558.6 KB) to support change.

From 2 December 2021, STATE_COUNCIL_2022 and STATE_ASSEMBLY_2022 are being added to Vicmap Admin.

From February 2023,  STATE_COUNCIL_2013 and STATE_ASSEMBLY_2013 will be withdrawn from Vicmap Admin (three months after the state election).

Customers of electoral boundary data should note that two state council datasets and two state assembly datasets will remain in Vicmap Admin until February 2023 (three months after the state election).

The withdrawal of STATE_COUNCIL_2013 and STATE_ASSEMBLY_2013 will affect users of Vicmap Admin.  Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers will not be affected as part of this change.

STATE_COUNCIL_2013 and STATE_ASSEMBLY_2013 will still be available as an individual datasets from Datashare.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 3 December 2021.

Issued: 13/12/2021

For noting

Change advisory notice 277 Introduction of Vicmap Infrastructure product - Powerline dataset (DOCX, 86.7 KB)

The Vicmap Powerline dataset has now been released and added as the first dataset in the Vicmap Infrastructure product.

The new Vicmap Powerline dataset will be made available from 8 October 2021. The Powerline dataset will be retired and removed from Vicmap Features of Interest on 17 January 2022.

The new Vicmap Powerline dataset is now available. The Powerline features will be retired from Vicmap Features of Interest on 17 January 2022.

Proposed Data Model Vicmap Infrastructure Version 1.0 4 October, 2021 (PDF, 75.8 KB) to support change.


Issued:
13/10/2021

Open for comment

Closing: 29/10/2021

Change advisory notice # 276 Vicmap Vegetation  (DOCX, 82.1 KB)

Vicmap Vegetation has been rejuvenated and three major outcomes have been accomplished.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Vegetation.

Changes will be reflected in the data on 13th December 2021.

Proposed Change 276 Vicmap Vegetation Data Model 5_0 (PDF, 91.5 KB) to support change.


Issued:
29/09/2021

Open for comment

Closing: 15/10/2021

Change 275 - Withdrawal of Vicmap Supporting Datasets (DOCX, 86.4 KB)

Supporting datasets will be withdrawn from the Vicmap portfolio after 5/1/2022.

This change will affect selected Vicmap users, particularly those using: Vicmap Address, Vicmap Administration, Vicmap Property and Vicmap Transport.  Many Vicmap customers will not have access to these datasets so they will not be affected by this change.


Issued:
22/09/2021

Open for comment

Closing: 12/10/2021

Change  274 - Vicmap transport seasonal (DOCX, 87.4 KB)

Adding seasonal closure status to Vicmap Transport, attribute descriptions around bike paths and clarifying road codes.


Issued:
14/09/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 273 Vicmap Features of Interest (DOCX, 654.9 KB)

Improvements to feature ‘power facility’ feature subtypes are being made within Vicmap Features of Interest.

This change will affect Vicmap Features of Interest, VMREFTAB.FEATURE_CATALOGUE and Geomark.

Changes will be reflected in the data from the 10/8/2021.

Issued: 20/08/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 272.1 Vicmap Property (DOCX, 90.2 KB)

The Vicmap Property data model upgrade will be delayed by 2 weeks, to enable further quality checks to be performed prior to release.

The new date for release of the revised Vicmap Property data model will be 15 October 2021.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Property product, specifically customers that download the data in the following formats:

Vicmap Property (Standard) Data Model Version 5.0 (PDF, 707.2 KB)

Vicmap Property Simplified 1 Data Model Version 4.0 (PDF, 705.1 KB)

Vicmap Property Simplified 2 Data Model Version 5.0 (PDF, 655.0 KB)

Vicmap Land Administration Themes (VLAT) Incremental Update Format (IUF) Data Model Version 2.0 (PDF, 442.7 KB)

There is no consultation period for this notice.

Issued: 22/09/2021

For noting

Change 272 Vicmap Property (DOCX, 673.8 KB)

Several changes are being introduced to the four data models that contain Vicmap Property details.

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap Property product.

Please refer to the below proposed Data Models to support change.

Vicmap Property (Standard) Data Model Version 5.0 (PDF, 707.2 KB)

Vicmap Property Simplified 1 Data Model Version 4.0 (PDF, 705.1 KB)

Vicmap Property Simplified 2 Data Model Version 5.0 (PDF, 655.0 KB)

Vicmap Land Administration Themes (VLAT) Incremental Update Format (IUF) Data Model Version 2.0 (PDF, 442.7 KB)

Issued: 07/07/2021

For noting

Change_271 Vicmap Property modify CAD_AREA_BDY (DOCX, 739.4 KB)

Significant increase in the number of CAD_AREA_BDY lines in Vicmap Property.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Property and Incremental Update Format (IUF) customers.

Issued: 15/06/2021

Closed: 19/07/2021

Change 270 Vicmap Transport new dataset TR_ROAD_REGISTER

The dataset TR_ROAD_REGISTER is being added to Vicmap Transport. The unofficial version of this dataset; TR_ROAD_LOCALITY_G will be retired.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Transport & TR_ROAD_LOCALITY_G.

Change 270 Vicmap Transport - Data Model V3.5 (PDF, 533.5 KB)

Proposed Data Model V3.5 to support change.

Issued: 04/06/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 269 Vicmap IUF seed transition to GDA2020 (DOCX, 275.9 KB)

Transition of Vicmap Incremental Update Format (IUF) seed and weekly files into GDA2020.
This change will affect all users of Vicmap IUF seed and weekly files.

Vicmap Incremental Update Format Data Model 0.6 (PDF, 12.7 KB)

Proposed Data Model V0.6 to support change.

Vicmap Incremental Update Format (IUF)

Issued: 11/05/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 268.2 Vicmap Transport (DOCX, 747.4 KB)

After extensive consultation changes will be made to Vicmap Transport in a phased approach from 23rd July 2021.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Transport.

Proposed Change 268.2 Vicmap Transport Data Model V4.0 (PDF, 536.7 KB) to support change.

Issued: 20/07/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 268.1 Vicmap Transport (DOCX, 765.7 KB)

After extensive consultation with various road management authorities including representatives from Local Government Authorities, VicRoads, Parks Victoria, Department of Transport and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, changes will be made to Vicmap Transport in a phased approach from 15th July 2021.

This change will affect all users of Vicmap Transport.

Change 268 Vicmap Transport - Data Model V1.4    (PDF, 659.4 KB)

Proposed Data Model V1.4 to support the road register, trails and road management.

Issued: 02/07/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 267 Vicmap Admin (DOCX, 272.5 KB)
This change will affect all users of Vicmap Admin that use the dataset “FRV_LEGISLATED_BOUNDARY” from 2 August 2021.

Change 267 Vicmap Admin Data Model V19 (PDF, 574.8 KB)

Proposed Data Model V19 to support change.

Issued: 06/05/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 262 - New table for VMELEV (DOCX, 666.8 KB)

A new table will be added to Vicmap Elevation containing polygons depicting relief features, such as, islands and island groups.

Issued :
14/09/2021

Changes being implemented

Change 262 Vicmap Elevation (DOCX, 662.7 KB)

A new table ‘EL_RELIEF_AREA’ will be added to Vicmap Elevation containing polygons depicting relief features, such as, islands and island groups.

This change will affect all  Vicmap users, particularly those using: Vicmap Framework, Vicmap Elevation, Vicmap Features of Interest, VMREFTAB.FEATURE_CATALOGUE and/or Geomark.

The EL_RELIEF_AREA table will be added to Vicmap Elevation from 12/08/2021.

Please refer to the below Data Model to support change.

Data Model V4.0  (PDF, 511.5 KB)

Issued: 31/08/2021

Changes being implemented

ResourcesDetails
Change VT-56 Vicmap Planning (DOCX, 643.3 KB)
Addition of two new date fields and the removal of the GAZ_END_DATE in the following tables in the VMPLAN schema.
This change will affect all users of Vicmap VMPLAN history tables.

Vicmap Planning diagram 
Proposed Data Model V3.1 to support chang
For noting
Change 249 Vicmap Address (DOCX, 131.5 KB)
A new attribute COMPLEX_SITE will be added to the Vicmap Address product. This attribute will identify addresses that are associated with complex sites ie retirement villages, caravan parks.
For notin
Change 248 Vicmap Transport (DOCX, 140.8 KB)
Four new columns will be added to Vicmap Transport TR_ROAD_LOCALITY:
This change will affect all users of Vicmap Transport.
For noting
Change VT55 Vicmap Transport (DOCX, 649.9 KB) New columns will be added to the data schema for Vicmap Transport to enable capture of additional information.
This will affect all users of Vicmap Transport.
For noting
Change 247 Vicmap Hydro (DOCX, 141.9 KB)
A table HY_WATER_AREA_FUZZY is to be added to Vicmap Hydro.
This will affect all Vicmap users, particularly those using: Vicmap Hydro, Vicmap Features of Interest, Vicmap Index, VMREFTAB.FEATURE_CATALOGUE and/or Geomark.
For noting

ResourcesDetails
Change 241 Vicmap Index (DOCX, 644.2 KB)
The book name associated with each Spatial Vision’ map index and page grid is being added.
For noting
Change 240 Vicmap Features of Interest
Vicmap Features of Interest (VMFOI) data to be modified. Changes include: modifying FEATURE_SUBTYPE terms, adding new FEATURE_SUBTYPE added and modifying data.
For noting
Change 239 Vicmap Lite (DOCX, 645.9 KB)
The LGA unique identifier, LGA_CODE, is being added to VMLITE.LGA.
For noting
Change 238 Vicmap Planning (DOCX, 647.0 KB)
The ZONE_CODE_GROUP, ZONE_CODE_GROUP_LABEL is being added to VMPLAN.PLAN_CODELIST.

Vicmap Planning diagram version 3.1
For noting
Change 234 Vicmap Admin (DOCX, 252.0 KB)
From 20 November 2017, WARD_2017 is being added to Vicmap Admin.
For noting
Change 229 Vicmap Crown Land Tenure (DOCX, 643.6 KB)
A table that links the Crown Land Tenure table to the Vicmap Property parcel table is being re-introduced to the Vicmap Crown Land Tenure data models.
For noting

ResourcesDetails
Change 228 Vicmap Admin (DOCX, 106.1 KB)
A new column ABS_LGA_CODE VARCHAR2(5) will be added to the Vicmap Admin LGA datasets; LGA_POLYGON and AD_LGA_AREA_POLYGON.
For noting
Change 226 Vicmap Planning (DOCX, 109.4 KB)
As part of Smart Planning, a significant Victorian Government initiative, Vicmap Planning is being significantly upgraded.   
For noting
Change 221 Vicmap Admin (DOCX, 120.7 KB)
WARD_2016 will be added to Vicmap Admin from the 1st August 2016 and WARD_2012 will be removed from Vicmap Admin from the 6th February 2017.
For noting

Vicmap Special Bulletins

Vicmap Special Bulletin - Changeover of domain name.

What is happening?

This notice reflects machinery of government changes that came into effect on 1 January 2023. Departments were established and abolished through an Order in Council made under section 10 of the Public Administration Act 2004. The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) replace the former Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP).

As a result, from 17 May 2024 the domain name for Vicmap Spatial Services employees and accounts will transition to @transport.vic.gov.au, making our help and information email vicmap@transport.vic.gov.au

The former @delwp.vic.gov.au will continue to work, mail will be automatically forwarded to the new domain default to assist the transition.

How may this affect Vicmap customers?

Update details with contact databases with our new domain name.

Get in touch with us

For further help or information please email vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au (vicmap@transport.vic.gov.au).

For Vicmap Product change notices and updates, visit Vicmap change notices.

If you would like to subscribe to change notices ongoing please forward your contact details including your email to vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au (vicmap@transport.vic.gov.au).

Vicmap Special Bulletin - Changeover of Vicmap Topo Online and Vicmap Viewer login for internal customers.

What is happening?

This notice reflects machinery of government changes that came into effect on 1 January 2023. Departments were established and abolished through an Order in Council made under section 10 of the Public Administration Act 2004. The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) replace the former Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP).

As a result, the DELWP login option for Vicmap Topo online and Vicmap Viewer will be discontinued. Affected customers must create new accounts using their new email domain names and password and then access the respective coupon codes in table 1 to continue to access map free of charge. Coupon codes are applied in the shopping cart.

Department

Domain name

Coupon code

DTP

@transport.vic.gov.au

DTP_VICMAP

Forest Fires and Regions, DEECA for emergency management activities

@deeca.vic.gov.au

FFR_VICMAP

DEECA (all other divisions)

@deeca.vic.gov.au

DEECA_VICMAP

Table 1: New account domain names and respective coupon codes.

The above coupon codes are available now. The DELWP login option for the Vicmap Viewer and Vicmap Topo online will be removed on May 10th, 2024. The email domain changeover will occur from May 17th, 2024.

How may this affect Vicmap customers?

Former DELWP Vicmap Topo Online and Vicmap Viewer customers will need to create new accounts to continue to access Vicmap Topographic maps at no cost.

Customers will need to re-access their previously downloaded maps. These maps will be the latest editions available.

Get in touch with us

For further help or information please email vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au

Note, from 17 May 2024 the domain name for organisational accounts will transition too, making our help and information email vicmap@transport.vic.gov.au

For Vicmap Product change notices and updates, visit Vicmap change notices.

If you would like to subscribe to change notices ongoing please forward your contact details including your email to vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au (vicmap@transport.vic.gov.au).

Vicmap Special Bulletin - Vicmap Bulletin for end of 2023 and 2024 start dates for Vicmap supplies.

What is happening?

Updates to and delivery of Vicmap data will be paused for the Christmas holiday period.

Please note the following Vicmap delivery dates for the end of 2023 and the start of 2024.

  • The last Vicmap delivery date from the Vicmap maintainer for 2023 is Friday 8 December 2023. The last IUF (Incremental Update Format) delivery will occur on the same date. Full file orders will be available from DataShare Monday 11 December 2023.
  • The first Vicmap delivery date from the Vicmap maintainer is Friday 5 January 2024. This is also the first IUF delivery for 2024. Full file orders will resume from DataShare on Monday 8 January 2024.

How may this affect Vicmap customers?

The shutdown period will affect all users of Vicmap data, including IUF customers.

Get in touch with us

For further help or information please email vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au

For Vicmap Product change notices and updates, visit Vicmap change notices.

If you would like to subscribe to change notices ongoing please forward your contact details including your email to vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au

Vicmap Special Bulletin – Issues with Vicmap via DataShare (PDF, 411.6 KB)

The Department is working to resolve issues with the supply of Vicmap via DataShare. Details are provided in the link above.

If you are experiencing these issues, you can still access Vicmap data as follows:

You can access video tutorials on how to use VaaS in ArcGIS Pro, QGIS and FME here.

Further updates will be communicated as we actively work to resolve these issues. Some issues may be resolved prior to our next communication.

28 April 2023

Vicmap Special Bulletin - Disruption to Vicmap data delivery services from 30th April – 5th May 2023

What is happening

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) is uplifting its enterprise spatial architecture and moving data services to the cloud. This will improve system performance, stability and disaster recovery. The change-over of systems will start on Sunday 30/04/2023.

How may this affect Vicmap customers?

This transition will impact Vicmap customers using the DEECA Datashare and Open Data Platforms:

Datashare will be unavailable from Sunday 30 April to Monday 01 May, however it is expected that Vicmap data will not be accessible for order or delivery in Datashare until Friday 5 May. This includes new and recurring orders.

New Vicmap attributes communicated via change notices 287 and 296 will be available to customers from 5 May 2023.

Vicmap data delivered via the Open Data Platform as WMS/WFS may experience data currency delays during this time.

Please note the following Vicmap services will not be affected:

  • Incremental Update Format (IUF)
  • Vicmap as a Services (VaaS)
  • Vicmap Basemaps
  • Vicmap Editing Service (VES)
  • Vicmap Address Validation API

During this disruption, customers can still access the latest version of Vicmap data via Vicmap as a Service.

Vicmap Special Bulletin - New Vicmap Buildings product launching in December 2022 (PDF, 739.7 KB).

What is happening?

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is creating a new highly detailed and high-quality 3D buildings GIS dataset under a new Vicmap product called Vicmap Buildings. Funded through the Digital Twin Victoria Program, Vicmap Buildings will launch in December 2022 and will support a range of programs across the Victorian public sector.

The development of Vicmap Buildings aligns to ANZLIC’s adoption of the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management Buildings and Settlements theme in the Foundational Spatial Data Framework (FSDF). The development of the Vicmap portfolio aims to ensure continual alignment with the FSDF to support the global Sustainable Development Goals.

What will Vicmap Buildings include?

LOD (Levels Of Detail) broadly defines the amount of information contained in a building model:

  • LOD0 - comprising 2D building outlines (Figure 1A); and
  • LOD1 – building outlines and heights extruded, forming block models (Figure 1B).

The new Vicmap Buildings product includes a dataset with different Levels Of Detail (LOD) across the state as follows:

  • Population Centres – LOD1 – Vicmap Buildings data was created by DTP and is presented in high level of positional accuracy and in LOD1. This data covers population centres including Greater Melbourne and Geelong areas. This data has been created using high-resolution Vicmap Imagery and Vicmap Elevation point cloud source datasets.
  • Statewide – In other areas of the state, where DTP is yet to create Vicmap Buildings data, Geoscape data is now licensed for restricted use by the public sector only. The data is provided by Geoscape as LOD0 and LOD1 where available.

Technical information, including the Vicmap Product Data Specification and the full metadata record, will be released with the launch of the Vicmap Buildings product in December 2022.

Vicmap Buildings will be useful for planning, environmental management, asset and risk management. The product provides opportunities for enhanced and richer spatial analysis, and improved decision making.


When will Vicmap Buildings be available?

Vicmap Buildings will be launched in December 2022. The product will be available for public viewing in the Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) web platform. The DTV platform enables easy integration of the 3D building models with relevant information held across government, providing richer information and insights.


Access to the data will be available to the Victorian public sector, Emergency Management sector and Local Government via the Coordinated Imagery Program (CIP) through a shared investment model. Government customers can submit an expression of interest for early access to the product.


Non-government organisations will be able to access Vicmap Buildings for Population Centres (owned by DTP) through Vicmap’s commercial resellers in early 2023.

Get in touch with us

For further information please contact vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au, and subscribe to our e-newsletter Map It Out to find out more about Vicmap Buildings as it is released.
To subscribe to Vicmap change notices please send your contact details including email address to vicmap@delwp.vic.gov.au.

23 March 2022

Vicmap Special Bulletin - Improved Property Parcel data now available for viewing. Additional Vicmap data improvements coming soon (DOCX, 93.4 KB)
What is happening?

The Digital Cadastre Modernisation Project (DCM) is a five-year initiative to transform the legacy data of Victoria’s property boundaries into a data-driven, spatially improved, 3D enabled digital representation of the cadastre.

The improved property and parcel boundary positions generated by DCM will be used to spatially improve all Vicmap products. These improvements will result in changes to Vicmap, reflecting more accurate positions for parcel boundaries in the digital cadastre.

We will start publishing changes to Vicmap in April 2022 and continue into 2023.

The following Vicmap products will be affected as they adopt the spatially upgraded data.

Vicmap Product

Vicmap Tables

Vicmap Address

Address Points

Vicmap Admin

Local Government Area, Locality, Parish, Postcode and Township

Vicmap Crown Land Tenure

Tenure and Government Road

Vicmap Features of Interest (FoI)

FoI Line and FoI Area

Vicmap Hydro

Water Channels

Vicmap Index

Framework Boundary

Vicmap Property

Parcel, Property, Road Casement, Easement, Annotation, Cad Area Bd, Cad Line and Cad Point

Vicmap Transport

Airport Area, Railway and Road

TABLE 1: Changes to Vicmap products

Metropolitan and Interface Council areas will be the first local government areas to have spatially upgraded data integrated into Vicmap in 2022.

All Vicmap customers are invited to view the spatially upgraded Vicmap Property data in the Integration Viewer. The Integration Viewer is a map viewer with a data download capability that has been created to view and analyse the spatially upgraded data by Vicmap customers prior to the data being integrated into Vicmap.

In the Integration Viewer, Vicmap customers can view the upgraded Property Parcel layer and download relevant data to facilitate use and analysis.

Contact the DCM team to register for access to the Integration Viewer.

When is this happening?

From the last week of March, data will be available for viewing and download for the following Local Government Areas:

  • Brimbank
  • Darebin
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Queenscliffe
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea

The first six municipalities with spatially upgraded data will be available for viewing in the Integration Viewer in the last week of March.

The following Vicmap change notices were released to prepare customers for these spatial upgrades:

Change 272 Vicmap Property (DOCX, 673.8 KB) and Change 272.1 Vicmap Property (DOCX, 90.2 KB)

How will this affect me?

A Vicmap Change Notice will be issued one month prior to the DCM data integration into Vicmap.

Please note that DTP will not be maintaining dual versions of Vicmap Property.

In order to utilise the benefits of the spatially upgraded Vicmap, you may need to make a data management and transition plan.

You can visit the Readiness Toolkit to find tools and resources that will help you get ready for spatially upgraded Vicmap

For additional support please contact digital.cadastre@delwp.vic.gov.au.

9 December 2021

What is happening

The publication of Vicmap LAT Surveyors View dataset (VICMAP_LAT_SURVEYORS_VIEW) has changed.
This dataset is now available in Spatial Datamart. To download the dataset, visit Spatial Datamart and search for VICMAP_LAT_SURVEYORS_VIEW.

Prior to the decommissioning of Spatial Datamart later this financial year (2021/2022), VICMAP_LAT_SURVEYORS_VIEW will be migrated to DataShare where customers can continue to access this dataset and future updates.
To assist customers currently transitioning from GDA94 to GDA2020, the dataset is also provided in GDA94 geodetic reference frame. Future updates will be delivered in GDA2020 only with the GDA94 version retired when the next update is published.

Consulting Surveyors Vic (ASCV) and Institute of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) committee members will continue to receive a notification when an updated dataset has been published.

Why is this change occurring?

The current FTP delivery platform has been decommissioned.

What is this product?

VICMAP_LAT_SURVEYORS_VIEW is a set of static tiled AutoCAD DWG files stored in GDA2020.It is derived from Vicmap Land Administration Themes (VLAT) and Vicmap Topographic Themes (VTT) datasets to provide surveyors with an AutoCAD representation that may assist in planning subdivision activities.

This dataset is only available as a collection of tiled AutoCAD DWG files covering Victoria which are refreshed bi-annually.
It is delivered in GDA2020 and, as a once-off, GDA94.

Who will it effect

This change will affect all users of the Vicmap LAT Surveyors View dataset. IUF customers are not affected.

When the change will occur

This dataset is now available for download.

How to get help

Vicmap customers and business custodians can contact the Vicmap Helpdesk for product information and support.

Vicmap catalogue

Read more about spatial data available in the Vicmap catalogue.

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