GeoVic is a free online mapping application that enables you to build your own earth resource related maps, perform searches and access data, using a huge range of data sources.

How to use GeoVic

There are two ways to access GeoVic, either as a registered user or as an anonymous user.

Registered users

Registered users are able to access all online data and program functions. The registered version of GeoVic 3 is optimised for Firefox 3.5+ and will work on Safari, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer 8+.

Registered version of GeoVic

Anonymous users

No user name or password is required. Anonymous users have restricted access to data and program functionality. The anonymous version of GeoVic 3 is optimised for Firefox and will work on Safari, Opera and Chrome. The anonymous version does not work in Internet Explorer 6, but is reasonably reliable in Internet Explorer 8.

Anonymous version of GeoVic


GeoVic Version 3 was released in 2011. It includes:

  • mineral, petroleum and extractive industry tenements
  • geological maps and interpretations at various scales
  • land-use data
  • aerial photography
  • airborne geophysical survey boundaries
  • gravity, magnetic and radiometric images
  • borehole and well data
  • surface geochemistry results
  • mines and mineral occurrences
  • renewable energy data (eg solar, geothermal and wind).

The Data layers table provides a detailed description of the layers accessible in GeoVic.

Tablets and mobile devices

GeoVic Version 3 has limited functionality on tablets and mobile devices. It can display layers , pinch zoom, query and search datasets. It also allows the tracking of the user’s location.

It does not have the following capabilities: add theme, add other data, select features (spatially), redline/markup, historic mining activity report and exporting spatial data. Tracking of the user’s location will be re-enabled soon.

User guide

Help is available within the system. Click Help in the bottom left of your GeoVic application screen.


  • Add any of over 1100 layers
  • Spatial searches and search by attribute (including common searches)
  • Quick search for single features on key earth resource layers
  • Legends
  • Print a map in various styles
  • Export of spatial data via various methods and various formats (eg, kml for Google Earth and Excel)
  • Links to other systems (detailed reports, GSV Publications, company reports, Google Maps etc)
  • Layer transparency and layer ordering capability
  • Display and search map coordinates
  • Measure distance and areas
  • Display multiple layers and features. Using selected features from one layer, buffer/intersect features from another layer e.g bores within a parcel
  • Detailed layer metadata
  • Historic mining analysis report
  • Help, training videos and feedback.

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Page last updated: 11 Apr 2024