Nearmap has a range of APIs to help you access our content in your bespoke application, and in popular GIS and CAD applications. To consume Nearmap content using an API or WMS, you you must authenticate using API Key Authentication, and and obtain either a a Simple WMS URL or a or a Custom WMS URL to to load in the application.
Tile API and Coverage API
If your subscription terms permit, then you should also use the use the Tile API for doing bulk downloading of large amounts of imagery.
Use Nearmap Coverage API to get a list of surveys by date for a location, which you can then use with Nearmap's Tile API.
Using the Coverage API, you can retrieve metadata for a given point, polygon, or tile coordinate. You can retrieve content for all areas where there is coverage, or only surveys that insect with the specified polygon.
DSM and TrueOrtho API
The DSM and True Ortho API provides access to two of our 3D content types: Digital Surface Model and True Ortho. Additionally, you can use this API to access Nearmap's vertical content. This API is designed to work with smaller areas, such as typical residential and small commercial properties. For such small areas, this API provides low latency access, typically completed in under a second.
Before you start
The DSM and TrueOrtho API requires a special subscription. Contact your Nearmap Account Manager for more information.
Before you start using your DSM and TrueOrtho API key, if there are multiple subscriptions on your Nearmap account, you need to ensure that you are allocated the correct license.
Your Nearmap administrator needs to do this for you by following the steps in this article: Change a Nearmap Licence.
Nearmap WMS integration allows users of off-the-shelf GIS and CAD applications to load high-resolution imagery on demand.