The  Projects  tool helps you t o effectively create, manage, and save  your work as  individual projects in MapBrowser for a more efficient workflow.  Combined with our enhanced measurement tools, it is easy to create projects, which you can review at any time. 

You can create Layers, annotation and groups in any base layer. Note that to view this content, you need to be in the base layer in which you created the content.


This guide includes the following sections:

Getting Started - Using the Layer Manger

When you first log in to MapBrowser a new Workspace  will automatically be created in the Layer Manager. Think of the Workspace as a blank canvas –  you can search for a location, browse imagery and create measurements just as you would normally do. 
Even if you do not create a project, everything you draw on the map is saved automatically in the Layer Manager and so your Workspace is also automatically saved. If you happen to refresh your browser, you will not lose your work.

Once you save your workspace as a project, the project name replaces the word "WORKSPACE" in the Layer Manager.

You can see the Layer Manager by clicking the extension tab on the left of your screen. Any measurements or text annotations that you add to your imagery will appear under your Workspace (or project).


MapBrowser Projects

Projects are individual map views with measurements and annotations that you can easily review at any time – think of them as individual documents. Projects can help you organise and manage your work more easily by allowing you to save information about different jobs or sites that you are working on, and need to review later.

Click Projects in the toolbar to display the Project dialogue. Here, you can create, open, and manage projects.

The Projects dialogue comprises the following components:

ComponentDescription

The My Projects and Archived tabs to switch between the list of active and archived projects. The currently selected tab is highlighted in blue. 

Dropdown to sort projects. Available in both tabs. 

Search box to locate projects by name or label. Available in both tabs. 

New Project button to create a new project.  Available in the MY PROJECTS tab. 

Ellipsis button to view the context menu with options to perform a variety of operations to manage projects. Available in both tabs. 

Until you save a project, clicking the Ellipsis button will display the following options:

Available in the MY PROJECTS tab.

After you have saved the project, clicking the Ellipsis button will display the following options:

Available in the MY PROJECTS tab.

Labels next to the project name if they have been added using the Add Label option. Available in both tabs. 

Clicking the Ellipsis button in the ARCHIVED tab displays the following options:

Available in the ARCHIVED tab.

Creating a New Project

There are two ways to create a new project:

  • You can create a new project by clicking the NEW PROJECT  button.
  • You can also create a new project from your Workspace. Highlight the Workspace. Click on the Ellipsis button and select  Save as Project .  

Once you create a new Project, you can name it by clicking on the default project name.

Adding Labels to a Project

You can also add labels to your project to keep better track of your work. Do this by entering text where it says "+Add Label" and then clicking Enter. Alternatively, you can select from the list of labels you've already created. This appears as you click on +Add Label.

Opening a Project

Open any existing project by highlighting it in the projects list. Click the Ellipsis button and select   Open Project. The Projects window is closed to display the project. You can start working on your project. 

Duplicating a Project

You can duplicate an open or closed project if you need to make additional changes to the original project. Select the project to be duplicated, click the Ellipsis button and from the menu displayed select Duplicate.

By default, a duplicated project is created with the same name as the original, but with (copy) appended to it. When you duplicate a project, all labels added to the original project are copied over. If you cancel the operation while duplication is in progress, it may result in errors in the duplicated project.  

Renaming a Project

To rename a project, double-click the project name. Type the new name and press Enter.

Alternatively, click the context menu and select Rename.

You can rename a project in both the MY PROJECTS and ARCHIVED tabs.

Saving a Project

Projects are automatically saved as you make changes, so there is no need to manually save your projects.


The project will save the way you last left it. In other words, when you re-open the project it will be at the same zoom, rotation, base layer, etc. as it was when you last left it.

Finding Projects

There are two ways you can locate your current or archived projects:

Searching Projects

In the search bar enter any text contained in the project name or any label.

Sorting Projects

By default projects are sorted by Last Opened project. Click this dropdown to select a different parameter by which to sort your Projects. You can sort by:

  • Last opened (project)
  • Date Created
  • Project Name (A-Z) Note that numerics precede A-Z.

Archiving and Deleting Projects

If you are no longer working on a project, you can move it to the archive. Archiving projects is a useful way to manage your project list and keep it clutter free.

Highlight the project you wish to move, the Ellipsis button and select Archive. Confirm the archive by pressing the ARCHIVE button on the prompt. Your project will be moved to the Archived tab. 


To clear a workspace that you do not want, click the Ellipsis button and select Clear from the menu. Confirm by clicking the ARCHIVE button on the prompt. Your unsaved project will be moved to the Archived tab.

Viewing an Archived Project

You can view your list of archived projects by selecting the ARCHIVED  tab in the Projects window.

Restoring an Archived Project

To restore a project, select it from the archived list. Click the Ellipsis button and select  Restore project .


Deleting a Project

Projects can only be deleted once they have been moved to the archive. 

Click the Ellipsis button and select   Delete. You will see a message confirming that you want to delete the project. If you are unsure, click Cancel. There are no restrictions on how long you can keep a project in the archive.


FAQs

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    How do I hide and show layers in MapBrowser?

    You can easily hide or unhide layers by clicking on the ‘eye’ icon next to the layer name.

    Find out more here: Showing and Hiding Layers.

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    What is a Workspace? How is it different to a Project?

    Think of the Workspace as a blank canvas - you can search for a location, browse imagery and create measurements just as you would normally do. Everything you create in the workspace will be saved automatically, so if you happen to refresh your browser, you won’t lose your work.

    Projects are individual map views with measurements and annotations that you can easily revisit at any time - think of them as individual documents. Projects can help you organise and manage your work more easily by allowing you to save information about different jobs or sites that you are working on, and need to revisit.

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    Why can't I see my projects on mobile?

    Currently Projects are only available on Desktop and Tablets.

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    How many layers can I create in a Project?

    At this stage, there are no limits to how many layers you can create in a project.

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    Why can't I see any of my existing projects in the Projects list?

    First, check if you are in the ‘My Projects’ tab, and not the Archive tab. You should also check if you have internet connectivity - you will need to be online in order to retrieve and open your projects.

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    Is there a limit to how many projects I can have?

    At this time, individual users may have an unrestricted number of projects.

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    Can I work on my project while offline?

    It is not possible to access Nearmap imagery via MapBrowser in an offline mode. As you are working on MapBrowser in real time, Projects can only be accessed and worked on when you have an internet connection.

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    How do I move an object to another layer in MapBrowser?

    You can move an individual object to an existing layer by dragging the object from one layer to another. You can easily move single or multiple objects to a new layer by highlighting the objects and selecting ‘Add selected features to new layer’ from the layers menu (press Shift + Click to select multiple).

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    How can I save my Workspace as a Project?

    You can easily save your Workspace as a Project - just click on the Projects icon in the toolbar and select ‘Save as Project’ next to the highlighted Workspace.

    Find out more here: Saving a Project.

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    Can I copy a measurement into another layer?

    Yes. First duplicate the layer, then move it into the desired layer.

    Find out more:

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    Can I share a project with someone else?

    The Projects tool is currently restricted to individual projects. It is not possible to share your project with other users.

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    Why are there markings on the map and how do I remove them?

    Markings on the map are most likely measurements and annotations that you may have accidentally placed, forgotten you'd placed, or that someone who shares your Nearmap profile has placed.

    The articles in these sections show you how to add measurements and annotations, as well as how to group, hide, delete them, and more.

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    Are my 3D lines and measurements saved in projects?

    Yes.

    For information on the Projects tool in MapBrowser, read this article: Projects Tool.

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    I deleted my project - can I restore it?

    No. It is not possible to restore projects that have been deleted. We recommend that you keep your projects in the Archive if you are unsure if you will need them again in the future. There are no limits to how long you can store projects in the Archive.

    Note that deleting a project is only possible from the ARCHIVE tab. When you click ‘Delete’, you will see a message to confirm if you want to delete the project. 

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    Will I use my data allowance when I use the Projects tool?

    When you open and work within a project, you are browsing Nearmap imagery. As you pan and zoom on the map, your data allowance will be used in the same way as it is when you are viewing Nearmap imagery outside of a project.

    Learn what consumes your usage and what doesn't, read this article: About Data Usage.