Nearmap AI is a product suite built on a rich layer of automated content that uses machine learning to turn Nearmap imagery into information.

Watch our video that walks you through What AI in Nearmap is and how you can view AI Layers and export AI Parcel data from MapBrowser.

On this page you can find out about:

Accessing AI Layers

View AI Layers

From MapBrowser you can add a visual overlay on top of our imagery to allow you to focus on the information you care about - whether it's construction sites, metal roofed buildings, solar installations or any other of the available AI Attributes.


Export AI Parcel Data from MapBrowser

Nearmap AI Parcel data turns those AI Layers into digestible information at a parcel level as both parcel rollup (csv) and vector layer (geopackage).
In MapBrowser, use the AI Layers to find your area of interest. You can then export it for analysis with either geospatial software or a simple spreadsheet.


Note that the data in AI Export (the AI Parcel data) is more highly processed than the AI Layers, so there may be some differences between the two. Intelligent algorithms clean up and vectorise objects, and assign them to particular parcels in the AI Export.

Export AI Layer Raster (Offline Delivery)

You can order all or any AI Layer as offline deliveries of raster content (GeoTIFF files). The necessary information for an order is quite simple - an area of interest, a date selection, and the set of layers from this glossary which are being requested. 


Available AI Layers

An AI Layer is a a single data layer that is processed on whole surveys of our imagery coverage. It represents a fairly direct output of our machine learning models, which is used in various ways in our post processing pipelines. At present, they are available in two ways AI Packs and AI Layer Raster Export.

AI Packs

The current range of attributes are available to view and/or export via MapBrowser as AI Packs. The AI Packs are the following:

Construction Sites

Swimming Pool

Residential Building Footprints

Residential Roof Characteristics  -  Roof Material (Tile, Metal, Shingle); Roof Shape (Hip, Turret, Flat, Gable); Tree Overhang

Solar Panels


AI Layers

All layers can be ordered as offline deliveries of raster content (GeoTIFF files). 

For details about each of the AI Layers, refer to the AI Layer Glossary.

Statistical Performance of AI Attributes

Current Confidence and Precision and Recall are discussed in the AI Packs - Statistical Performance.

About Nearmap AI

AI Coverage

The AI parcel data is available on Nearmap's vertical imagery for Australia and the United States and is available to purchase as separate AI Packs.

Nearmap AI has been pre-processed at full resolution on our full Australian and US vertical imagery coverage. Generally, this will be the most recent survey published prior to 31st October, 2019.

To check whether your locations of interest are currently covered by Nearmap go to:

If you select a survey date or geographic region without pre-processed Nearmap AI content, you see an a warning icon in the Layers panel, as shown in the screen shot of a New Zealand location below.

Where there is no AI data for the survey date, you also see the warning icon. Refer to What if I see a warning icon? in Viewing AI Layers.


You must first have a base 2D imagery Nearmap product in order to subscribe to AI content. This ensures you can always use AI Layers to preview your area of interest, and also verify our results by following the unique MapBrowser link provided in every single row of the spreadsheet.

Subscriptions are based on AI Parcel Packs. Refer to AI Packs for more information.

Allowance and Usage

When you purchase Nearmap AI you get an allowance for a certain number of parcels to export. When a user on your account performs the export, the number of parcels in the export is deducted from the allowance on your account. This is regardless of how common that particular attribute is in that parcel set. Deductions are made based on the number of parcels queried, not the number with the desired attribute.

AI exported data is not processed on very small or very large parcels (typically parcels less than 100m2 and greater than 250000m2).

Note that for very small or very large parcels, the AI Layer will show what is in the parcel but the results are not post processed and therefore not included in the export files.

You are charged usage for zooming and panning around at zoom level 14 and above, just as you are when viewing 2D imagery without AI. You are not charged additional usage for viewing AI layers, only for the 2D imagery under the layers. For more information see About Data Usage.

You are charged the number of parcels in each export of an AOI:

  • even if you have multiple AOIs that overlap
  • even if you've exported that AOI before
  • each time you hit CONFIRM button on the Export Summary dialog (see Performing the Export).

You can view your Nearmap AI export usage in the account portal.

You can reuse previous exports without being charged by downloading it from it the "downloads" section. Refer to How can I download an AI that I've already exported? in AI FAQs.

What can you do with AI data?

Read about ways you can use Nearmap AI to automate your workflow, increase efficiency, and and ensure your data is more accurate and up-to-date: Making the Most of Your AI Data.