The new MinView does not support exploration licence applications. To submit an application, please visit the Resources Customer Portal

MinView is a web mapping application that provides free access to view, search and download a comprehensive range of geoscientific data for NSW.

It also provides access to a range of supporting reference data, including current and historic exploration and mining titles, areas available for exploration and cadastral information.

There are over 50 unique map layers available and a host of information from the Geoscientific Data Warehouse to explore.

New features and functionality

MinView has recently been upgraded with new features and functions to help users search and view information.

These include:

  • New NSW Statewide seamless geology view – combing all 11 geologic time slices and a surface geology layer
  • Dedicated geophysics view - add all geophysical data with one click
  • Download government surveys - airborne magnetics and radioelement data as well as direct links to seismic survey data (SEGY files and grids)
  • Improved usability with the addition of scanned georeferenced maps
  • A new way of accessing data through the new 1:250 000 Geophysics suite index
  • A new way for users to add data using KML/KMZ files and CSV WKT files previously exported from MinView text and spatial searches
  • Groundwater bore layer including links to Water NSW real time water data
  • 2km CSG exclusion zone under the Mining SEPP
  • If MinView does not appear with the new features and data, try refreshing your browser (hold down CRTL and press the F5 key at the same time)

Data available in MinView

  • Geological mapping data including the NSW Statewide seamless geology data package
  • Geological basins and provinces
  • Location of all recorded mineral occurrences
  • Drillhole locations and related sample information
  • Location of drillcore stored at the core library
  • Surface sample locations and geochemistry
  • Geological observations and measurements - including stratigraphical and lithological descriptions, and structural and petrophysical measurements
  • Geochronological data
  • Mining title administrative layers including Mineral Allocation Areas (MAAs)
  • Statewide geophysical imagery - including total magnetic intensity, gravity and radioelement
  • Geophysical survey locations - both government and company

MinView features

  • Search for information in your area of interest
  • Conduct spatial and text searches on map layer attributes
  • Create custom views with data you use often
  • Upload your own data using zipped shapefiles or KML
  • Add your own labels or graphics to the map
  • Share your custom maps by email or print
  • Download data for the whole of NSW or clip to an area
  • Register for notifications of changes to exploration and mining title datasets
  • View surface data in 3D and change globe vertical exaggeration and shadows on the fly

Register to receive alerts and save customised map views

Registered users can set an alert to be notified by email when a title changes or is due to expire. They can also save customised map views.

In MinView, choose the Profile icon to create a new account or update your profile.

Choose the More menu to access the  Alerts and MyViews functions.

If you have an account in the DIGS system, simply use the profile icon to log in with your existing details. The one account will access the additional features of both applications.

Please note that an email address is collected by the Department during registration for the purpose of activating these additional features and keeping users informed of planned outages or releases of new features. This information will not be distributed to any other parties. You can unsubscribe from these services at any time by emailing: with Unsubscribe in the subject field of your email.

Use of data

The department's data available for download from MinView is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (See more information).

User guides

Information about titles

Technical support and feedback

For technical support or to provide feedback on MinView contact

For questions relating to Titles contact

For further information
+61 (0)2 4063 6612
MinView, Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map