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Help: How to view maps and interactive animated media

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Download the SVG viewer plug-in
More help on using SVG

The ABS website uses SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics - for maps, example: Latest National Regional Profile by Location Map and interactive animated media, for example: Population pyramid. SVG content may not be supported by all browser types. To view SVG content, an internet explorer browser may be required.

Download the SVG viewer plug-in:

If you do not see the SVG map / content on the web page, it means that you do not have the SVG Viewer plug-in installed, or an older version of the viewer is detected which cannot render the SVG content on the web page.

You can go to the Adobe website and download the free viewer from Please note that while Adobe SVG Viewer can still be downloaded, Adobe has announced that it discontinued support of this product on January 1, 2009.

Figure 1: Download the SVG Viewer from the Adobe website.

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More help on using SVG:
Once you have downloaded the SVG Viewer plug-in for your browser and able to view the SVG, you can get more information on how to use SVG by right clicking with your mouse on the SVG content and selecting 'Help' from the context menu. This gives you useful information on how to search, control and copy the SVG.

Figure 2: Right click with the mouse and select 'Help' for more information on using SVG.
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