There are different ways to access Nearmap AI data.

  • AI in MapBrowserIn MapBrowser, you can visualise AI Layers to help with both data validation, and to perform visual search. You can also download our Generation 2 AI Content for an area of interest, exporting a rich geospatial file and .csv summary per property.
  • AI Feature APIThe AI Feature API allows you to retrieve a small Area of Interest (AOI) from our " Open World " style vector map that exists for our Gen3+ AI content. You can use your Nearmap AI export credits to extract a single building at a specific location to the  AOI enclosed by a property, or even a small neighbourhood. All you need to provide is a polygon for your Query AOI, an optional date range, and your Nearmap API Key.
  • AI OfflineOffline deliveries of AI content are available and recommended for organisations without software engineers who can work with an API, and who have a single geography in which they work. A good example would be a local government organisation that wants an offline "map" of their county or LGA.

You need a subscription to any of the AI Packs to make use of any of the online features of Nearmap AI (viewing AI Layers in MapBrowser, the AI Feature API, and MapBrowser AI Export).

Before you start

To have access to AI parcel data export in MapBrowser, your organisation must have a Nearmap AI licence and export credits for your license. Read this article How do I get access to my company's Nearmap subscription for more information. You also need to have Nearmap AI permissions, which your account administrator can provide for you by following the steps described here: Manage a User's 3D or AI Export Permissions.

To have access to the AI Feature API, your organisation must add the "AI Feature API" license to the same subscription as your Nearmap AI license. You must also have access for your user, and an active API Key. Find out how to get an API key: API Key Authentication.

Connection Requirements

For best results, we recommend the following:

  • Internet connection (As a rule of thumb approximately a gigabyte of data per million parcels for the download.)
  • Use a wired connection
  • If you are using a WiFi connection, avoid moving the computer while the download is in progress
  • Do not shut down, hibernate, or let the computer sleep during the download.

AI Content for Export

Using MapBrowser AI Export you can export (download) both Nearmap AI Content Types: parcel rollup (.csv) and vector layer (.gpkg).

For more detail about the content of each export file see:  Frequently Asked Questions - What's contained in each export file?

For a summary of each attri bute, see AI Packs.

Using the AI Feature API , you can access Gen 3+ data. This information is richer than what is currently available via the MapBrowser based export, by including the full polygon of each feature (such as the outline of each array of solar panels), and any associated metadata. At this time, the AI Feature API does not include parcel or address information, however, you can achieve this by combining with third-party APIs and data sets.

Nearmap AI Export Allowance

This allowance is shared between MapBrowser AI Export and the AI Feature API.  For more information, refer to - Nearmap AI - Allowance and Usage.

Which AI content generations are available via each access mechanism?

All generations are available for visualisation in MapBrowser, and offline delivery (although we do obsolete older generations from time to time, we can easily replace an area of coverage with our latest generation results).

The AI Feature API relies on the new "Open World" processing system introduced in Gen 3. Open World creates an edge-to-edge vector map of semantic features on top of our imagery, and is not limited by parcel boundaries. The AI Feature API allows you to extract a small area of interest from this map (for example a single parcel, or city block). As such, Gen 1 and Gen 2 data will not be made available via the API.

If you need pre-assigned address and parcel information, the Gen 2 data in MapBrowser Export is still the best way to go. Gen 3 data will be available for MapBrowser export in the future, as we update it to work with the new Open World data structures. At present, Gen 2 is the most recent generation available for online export. The Knowledge Hub will be updated when that changes.

Learn more about AI Generations.

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