What are integrations?
Nearmap provides you with several convenient ways to consume our content in your GIS, CAD, BIM, 3D visualisation or asset management applications.
Integrations let you import content you've exported from MapBrowser, stream content using WMS or a variety of APIs, or access and share Nearmap imagery inside of ArcGIS.
Supported Nearmap content types
The table below lists the Nearmap content available for each type of integration.
|Integration Type||Content Type||General Subscription Type|
|Export from MapBrowser||2D, 3D, AI|
|ArcGIS Marketplace||Vertical||2D (US) ArcGIS (AU)|
Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS
Supported coordinate systems
This article discusses the coordinate systems that Nearmap supports:
Want to know more about Coordinate Systems? Read our blog:
Stream Nearmap content
WMS 2.0 is the latest generation Web Mapping Service. This service allows you to use your very own Nearmap WMS URL in your application so you can stream Nearmap Vertical content in real time.
You can stream using WMS 2.0 in one of two ways:
1. Simple WMS
Stream only the latest imagery for the region(s) you have access to (e.g. US, Australia).
2. Custom WMS
Stream imagery for an area which you define and for surveys taken within an optional date range.
Our WMS 2.0 documentation also answers some WMS 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions
Other ways to Stream Nearmap Vertical Content
If you need a low-latency streaming solution for your GIS application, WMTS (Web Map Tile Server) integration allows you to download pre-rendered map tiles from Nearmap servers.
Google Super Overlay Integration
All you need is a Nearmap API key and you can access Nearmap Vertical imagery through Google Earth® or Google Earth Pro®.
Read more here: KML integration with Google Earth Pro
Other useful information
WMS and Satellite Imagery - explains what happen when there's no Nearmap coverage.
3D Content Integrations
Export content from MapBrowser and import into your CAD or GIS application
From within MapBrowser you can export Vertical, Nearmap 3D and Nearmap AI into a selection of formats ready to import into your application. You'll need to have a subscription to the content you're after.
Export Screenshot (png) (contains a scale bar)
Export High Resolution Image (jpg) (Note that these images are mainly used for displays and can't be integrated into GIS or CAD.)
Export Georeferenced Image (jgw, jpg)
- Content Rollup (csv)
- Geopackage (gpkg)
All the articles above discuss exporting from new MapBrowser. From Classic MapBrowser you can export Nearmap imagery as a jpeg file or a georeferenced jpeg file. Read more here: Export from MapBrowser Classic.
Other useful information
Read this article to learn more about the Meaning of the Numbers in the Saved Image Filename.
Once you've exported the Nearmap content into the format you need, you can import it into your application of choice. You can read integration instructions for the following popular CAD and GIS applications:
General information on using a georeferenced image: Using a Georeferenced Image.
Integrate with ArcGIS
Our ArcGIS Integration enables you to connect your ArcGIS applications to our Vertical imagery. Using a standard ArcGIS Server protocol, you can access our imagery through any application that connects to ArcGIS Online, including ArcMap, WebMaps, WebApps, Collector, Survey123, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Earth.
Find out more here: ArcGIS.
Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS
Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS allows you to create a customisable oblique viewer which you can use to view and measure off Nearmap oblique content.
Find out more here: Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS.
Looking for more customisation?
If you're looking for an even more customisable way to consume Nearmap content in your own application, check out our range or APIs.
Why can I only access basic projections via WMS 2.0 Simple connection? (FAQs and Troubleshooting)
When am I charged when using the DSM API? (FAQs and Troubleshooting)
WMS 2.0 Integration (Product Documentation)
WMS and WMTS Integration (Product Documentation)
Your Account is not set up to use API Key. What do I do now? (FAQs and Troubleshooting)
Can I integrate Nearmap imagery into third-part apps? (FAQs and Troubleshooting)
Getting Started with Nearmap APIs (Getting Started)
Getting Started with WMS 2.0 (Getting Started)
Handling Imagery Requests When no Imagery is Available for a Specified Date (Product Documentation)
API Key Authentication (Product Documentation)
Managing API Applications (Product Documentation)
Tile API (Product Documentation)
Image API (Product Documentation)
DSM and TrueOrtho API (Product Documentation)
Post-Catastrophe Surveys and Tile API (Product Documentation)
Nearmap at AutoDesk University (Nearmap Technical Blog)
Nearmap and Rhino: Importing 3D Site Models with Textured Mesh in Rhino for Windows and Mac (Nearmap Technical Blog)
Nearmap and Sketchup (Nearmap Technical Blog)
Visualise your Revit BIM design with Nearmap 3D (Nearmap Technical Blog)
Nearmap and AutoDesk Revit: Linking 3D Point Clouds into Revit and Editing with ReCap (Nearmap Technical Blog)