From July 2017, you will no longer be able to apply for an exploration licence via MinView due to the upcoming launch of the new Resources Customer Portal. Please visit the Resources Customer Portal page for more information.

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

MinView 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.

This upgrade to MinView means that there are over 50 unique map layers available to explore. All data previously held in the Geoscientific Data Warehouse is also in the new version of MinView.

Data available in MinView

  • Geological mapping data
  • 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
  • Statewide geophysical imagery - including total magnetic intensity, gravity and radioelement

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

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 4931 6785
MinView, Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map