The Image Web Server Viewer (https://images.maps.vic.gov.au/iws allows the quick and easy viewing of images stored on DELWP’s Image Web Server (IWS) within a browser. The resolution of each image is improved and optimised with each zoom level. It is useful for browsing the range of images that cover an area of interest and for viewing the coverage of each image. You need to be a registered user before you can access the Image Web Server. Refer to the Username / Password section at the end of this information sheet to register as an authorised user of these services.
Ensure your browser version is up-to-date (we recommend Chrome)
Go to https://images.maps.vic.gov.au/iws. Make sure your connection is secure (by including https://), otherwise you will not be able to view any imagery.
You will be prompted to enter your IWS username and password after selecting an image. Note that if you enter your password incorrectly, you will need to close and re-open your browser window before re-attempting.
Note: Images are found by IWS Viewer using the IWS Image Footprints spatial dataset. If an image is not appearing when searched for, it is likely due to an issue with this dataset. Contact GIS.Helpdesk@delwp.vic.gov.au for assistance.
Click on the Search By Image Name tab at the top of the application.
Enter the image name (or a part of it) as it appears in the filename for the image. Refer to the List of Accessible Imagery section at the end of this information sheet to find out how to view and save a list of all IWS imagery accessible to you.
Select an image from the drop-down list. This list will automatically populate as you type in the image name.