This articles explains:

The URL you see in your web browser when using MapBrowser tells you everything you need to know about the imagery you are viewing.

MapBrowser URL Syntax

The syntax is as follows:,Longitude,Zoom,Rotation/Mapview/SurveyDate/PhotoResourceID|PhotoID

For example:,151.3226905,19.00z,360d/3D/20200227

  • Latitude and Longitude are given in decimal degrees format ( -33.5928845,151.3226905 )
  • Zoom level is based on the web map tile (19.00z)
    • 21 = 3” GSD, 20 = 6”, 19 =12” etc.
  • Rotation is the number of degrees from north (360d)
  • Mapview indicates the imagery layer (3D)
    • V - Vertical 
    • N/S/E/W - North/South/East/West Panorama 
    • O - Obliques
    • M - Roads
    • T - Terrain (where available)
    • 3D - 3D

      You do not see AI layers reflected in the URL - these need to be enabled via the Data Layers Panel while viewing Vertical imagery.

  • Survey date YYYYMMDD (20200227)
  • Photo Resource ID | Photo ID indicate the Oblique image that is selected and displayed. The Photo Resource ID | Photo ID will only be shown in the URL when viewing an Oblique photo. This is not part of the URL structure when viewing other imagery.
    For example:,151.3233100,0.50z,29d/O/20200413/100-e7c1aee6-9431-11ea-99ab-2b9320ed15a4|8c084834-9432-11ea-9c3a-93b6f399a1dd

Rotation, Mapview and Survey date are optional values.  If they are not present, the view will default to 0 degrees rotation, vertical base layer for the latest available survey.

Using the URL to display a location at a specific zoom

If you know the latitude and longitude of a location, and the specific zoom level you'd like to view it at, you can easily navigate using the URL.

For example,  zoom to the Opera House forecourt (-33.857671, 151.215084, zoom level 19) without knowing the exact date of the imagery.

  1. Enter:
  2. add lat,
  3. then long,
  4. then zoom in the format nn.00z -33.8576710,151.2150840,19.00z

As explained in the note above, without mapview and survey date, the URL will resolve to 0 degrees rotation, vertical base layer for the latest available survey.

It will look like the below:,151.2150840,19.00z,0d/V