There are different ways to access Nearmap AI data.
- AI in MapBrowser — In 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 API — The AI Feature API allows you to clip out a small area of interest from our " Open World " style vector map that exists for our Gen3+ AI content. You can spend Nearmap AI export credits to pull a single building at a requested location, to the Area of Interest (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 Offline — Offline 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.
AI Content for Export
Using MapBrowser AI Export you can export (download) both Nearmap AI Content Types: parcel rollup (.csv) and vector layer (.gpkg).
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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Available in the future