To find a specific location and get to that part of the map quickly, type your search query into the search bar in the upper left part of the MapBrowser.
You can search for locations only in countries for which you have Nearmap imagery access.
This guide includes the following sections:
Search for Location by Street Address
To search for a location by street address type in the Search bar the address you are interested in. For best results, format your search in this order: street number, street name, suburb/city or postcode, state. For instance:
89 Haig Street, Gordon Park, QLD (street number, street name, suburb, state)
14 Olympic Boulevard, 3000 (street number, street name, postcode)
Providing the suburb with the street name will return more accurate results. For example ‘Smith Street’ is a broad search whereas ‘Smith Street, Dianella’ is a very narrow search so the results will be more accurate. If there are several potential options for an address, these will appear below the search bar for you to choose one.
The MapBrowser zooms to the street address you specified and places a green Location pin on the map. Click the pin to reveal more information about the location.
Go to Set of Latitude and Longitude Coordinates
To go to a specific latitude and longitude:
New MapBrowser - enter the coordinates in decimal format as follows: 34.008460, -118.498267
MapBrowser Classic - enter the coordinates in decimal format preceded by the @ symbol, as follows: @34.008460, -118.498267
Note that Northern Hemisphere coordinates are positive and Southern Hemisphere coordinates are negative. Likewise, Eastern Hemisphere coordinates are positive and Western Hemisphere coordinates are negative.
Online converters from degrees/minutes/seconds to decimal format are available, for example: http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/calc/dms_decimal.cfm.
In MapBrowser Classic you can search for coordinates without the @ symbol, but the search will attempt to find the closest known address to that location, rather than going to the exact coordinates.
Search for Suburb
If you would like to explore a suburb, type in a suburb name into the search bar on the map page and you will then be presented with a Nearmap image centered on this suburb. If this suburb name exists in different states, the search results will provide you with options to choose from, and you can select which one to view. For example, there is an Epping in both Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.
Search for Places of Interest
This feature provides a way to quickly navigate to a particular attraction you want to check out. Included in our search index are many tourist attractions, zoos, stadiums, universities, places of worship and more. You can type in the name of a landmark like “Sydney Olympic Park” or “Cinderella Castle" and our search feature will take you there. This search generally will not locate businesses.
Getting to a Location using a URL
In addition to searching for a location, you can get to a location by creating a URL.
Learn how to Create a URL to get to a Location.
Your search history displays when you click in the search bar. A maximum of 20 addresses are stored in history.
Clicking the Clear History link at the bottom of the list of locations (shown in the video below) will clear the current history and the list of locations will start to build again.
Note that clearing browser history and cache also clears your search history.
Search history is based on any location in MapBrowser that you have:
- entered in the search bar followed by pressing 'Enter'
- entered in the search bar, followed by clicking on a search result from the list
- entered via URL in your browser (see Create a URL to get to a Location).
After the first search, you need to clear the search box to show the history. You do this by clicking the x at the right of the search box, as shown in the video below.
Things to note:
- Search history does not transfer to new computers. Opening a private window will result in an empty history list.
Searching for an address does not search through the history. This is demonstrated in the video below.