With even our most basic subscription you can use MapBrowser to view our flagship high resolution vertical imagery. Onto this you can overlay terrain or road maps and you can view your pinned location in Google Street View.
If you have a subscription to any of our other content types: Oblique, 3D or AI, you can view that in MapBrowser as well.
Viewing specific content types
- View Nearmap Vertical Imagery
- View Panorama and Oblique Imagery
- View 3D Content
See also: View AI Layers in MapBrowser
Viewing content basics
Base Layer Picker
There are five/six available view modes, depending on the MapBrowser you are using:
Vertical - This is the standard, fully orthorectified overhead aerial map.
Panorama - Panorama imagery offers a 45-degree angle view of a location, when available.
Terrain - This map type lets you view the terrain. It can be very helpful to switch Street Maps or Properties on while viewing the terrain map to make navigating the map easier.
Roads - The Roadmaps Viewshows a view of the street maps only, with no aerial imagery visible.
3D - The 3D shows you the imagery.
How Much Area does a Pixel Cover?
It varies. It is affected by how far you are zoomed in, but even at a single zoom level, the area covered by a pixel will vary.
MapBrowser displays maps in the same projection as most other web maps, EPSG:3857 (basically the same as EPSG:3875 and EPSG:900913). While this allows the world to be projected onto a rectangular map, it means that individual pixels will vary in the amount of actual Earth area they cover, depending heavily on distance from the Equator. The pixels themselves do not each represent a perfect square of the Earth's surface either.
Using the Export tool, you can request content downloads in projections in datums such as GDA94 and NAD83, which apply only to specific locations and more accurately match the real world. For more information on supported projections, refer to Natively Supported Coordinate Systems for Integrations
From Mapbrowser you can access our entire historical imagery.
The most current survey we have captured will be the default map shown whenever you connect to the MapBrowser, so make sure you revisit the site regularly to view the latest imagery.