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  1. In the Planning and Analysis workspace view, click Connect.

  2. In the Data Connections by Provider window, click Add WMS Connection.

  3. In the Add a new connection panel, at Connection Name, enter Nearmap. At Server name or URL, enter the WMS URL, including your API Key:


    Australia & New Zealand

  4. Click Connect.

  5. Do not enter anything in the User Name and Password fields. Click Login.

  6. The Add Data to Map panel appears in the connection window. Expand the NearMap node and configure a layer:

    • Check a layer to select it.
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    • Change the Image Format to jpeg. This step improves performance by using compression at a usually imperceptible cost in image quality.

    • For now, leave the CS code as its default (most likely EPSG:4326).

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    • Change the Server CS Code to NAD83 UTM and your zone. For example 26910, and if you hover over it you will see it's NAD83 / UTM zone 10
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  7. Check Combine into one layer, and give the layer a name. Then click Add to Map.

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  8. The image layer loads and displays. As you zoom in, higher-resolution imagery loads on demand.