Review this section before you view your data usage. This section includes the following sections:

What is data usage based on?

For imagery usage your data usage is measured in bytes of Nearmap proprietary aerial imagery viewed.

For AI parcel data your usage is measured in numbers of parcels downloaded.

What consumes data?

Consuming Nearmap imagery via an integration

Integrations such as WMS, ArcGIS Online, Tile API and KML (Google Super-overlay)

The DSM API - consumes by transaction.

Consuming data on different Nearmap platforms

Classic MapBrowserNew MapBrowserNearmap on OpenSolar

Zooming and panning around in 2D at zoom level 14 and above, regardless of monitor size ◊ ♣(tick)(tick)(tick)

Larger monitor size ♦ ♣(tick)(tick)(tick)

Selecting another survey date - viewing 2D imagery ♣ (tick)
Selecting a date to view from the date dropdown box

Exporting 3D content


Exporting AI parcel data


Solar reports(tick)
typically less than 1MB per report

◊ Once you are zoomed out below 14, no data is consumed, no matter how much panning or how big your screen is.

♦  The bigger your monitor, the more tiles you can fit in view and therefore the more data you will consume.

But once you are zoomed out below 14, no matter how much panning or how big your screen is, we won't count data.


♣ 2D usage still applies if you are viewing a roads or streets layer on top of your Nearmap imagery.

In New MapBrowser you access Roads Overlay from the Data Layers panel on the left.
In Classic MapBrowser a roads layer is displayed by clicking the Street Maps button.

What does not consume data?

  • Exporting 2D imagery
  • Viewing 3D content
  • Leaving the Nearmap browser open
  • Panning over the world map at low resolution
  • Zooming and panning over an area that is not covered by Nearmap aerial imagery

The area you're viewing has no Nearmap coverage when:

  • a dialog at the bottom of New MapBrowser tells you there is no coverage

  • on New MapBrowser the imagery has a here watermark

  • on Classic MapBrowser the imagery has a Google  watermark

Viewing Roads or Roadmaps

In New MapBrowser - by selecting Roads as your view type from the Base Layer picker
In Classic MapBrowser - by selecting Roadmap as your view type