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 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.

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Viewing specific content types

See also: View AI Layers in MapBrowser

Viewing content basics

Base Layer Picker

There are several base layer view modes, depending on the MapBrowser you are using:

Vertical - This is the standard, fully orthorectified overhead aerial map.

PanoramaPanorama imagery offers a 45-degree angle view of a location, when available.  Y ou can  view Panorama imagery for each cardinal direction of the location using the compass tool. 

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.

Oblique -   Oblique imagery provides a 45 degree angle view of a location. Oblique imagery differs from Panorama in that  you  view individual photos of an area, rather than a continuous, blended vertical imagery. This is available only in the View Content in MapBrowser.

Roads - The Roadmaps View shows a view of the street maps only, with no aerial imagery visible.

TrueOrtho - The TrueOrtho View shows continuous ortho mosaic implementation of the True Ortho option provided through 3D Export.

3D - The 3D layer shows you the imagery in Cesium format.

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.

Supported Projections

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

Historical Imagery

From MapBrowser you can access our entire historical imagery.

Latest 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.