The BIM displays information on Victoria's:
- Threatened Flora and Fauna
- Marine and coast
- Land administration and classification
The BIM allows you to zoom in and out, pan around the map, identify features, perform queries on databases, generate reports, link to other sites and create printable maps (in PDF) based on themes.
This year BIM will be decommissioned and progressively replaced with a new online mapping tool that will be able to display some of the department's existing and new biodiversity mapping products.
How can I get more information about using the different functions within BIM?
Within the BIM there is a help tab that covers topics such as map tools, accessing layers, producing maps, using filters, viewing imagery and 'what's new?'
Also available is the BIM page User Guide: Biodiversity Information Management User Guide
How can I get more information about the data layers within BIM?
General information and map legends can be viewed by double clicking on the name of the layer of interest, in the side panel list of map layers.
Many layers also have links to metadata and help information about the individual layers, within these general information dialogue boxes.
Can I see all of the data?
Some theme layers are restricted, for example Restricted Flora and Fauna layers.
To become registered to see the restricted data, organisations (e.g. local government, catchment management authorities, road and rail authorities etc.) need to have a Data Exchange Agreement with DELWP and then apply to register through the 'Register' tab in BIM.
Is there a cost?
No, it's free to view and produce PDF maps online.