3D Visualisation tool now available

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The 3D visualisation component of the portal has now been activated via the VVG website

Groundwater Visualisation Tool

This tool is the result of a collaboration between Federation University Australia and Queensland University of Technology. The system has been designed to take advantage of new web technologies and is currently in beta testing.

The 3D scene allows you to see areas from the VVG portal in 3D. This includes aquifer layers, WMIS bores and surface elevation. Viewing requires Internet Explorer 10 and above, Firefox, Chrome or Safari (latest versions). It is also recommended you have an internet connection of at least 2Mbs and a widescreen monitor. The tool is currently accessed through port 30001, which some organisations (such as Government) may have blocked. We are working on an alternative to this. 

Accessing 3D Scene

  • Access to 3D Scene is via the VVG portal. The option will be greyed out until you are zoomed in to a minimum of  108,000k (as shown in bottom left corner of portal).
  • Zoom into the area you would like to see in 3D and click on '3D Scene' which is located in the top right corner of the map under the Google layers (see below).
  • You will be redirected to the 3D Scene webpage in a new tab or window.


  • Navigation directions are located at the bottom of the 3D Scene page and include:
    • ROTATE scene: Left Mouse + Drag
    • ZOOM: Right Mouse + Drag (or scroll wheel)
    • PAN: Left Mouse + Right Mouse + Drag
    • SELECT Bore: Left Mouse + Double Click

A user guide is currently being developed and will be available soon. 

Project funded by the State Government of Victoria - Broadband Enabled Innovation Program