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This guide includes the following sections:

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What is data usage based on?


Classic MapBrowserNew MapBrowserNearmap on OpenSolar

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

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

Selecting another survey date - viewing 2D imageryimagery ♣(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

Consuming Nearmap imagery via an integration such as WMS, ArcGIS Online, Tile API and KML (Google Super-overlay)


DSM API - consumes by transactionN/AN/AN/A


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 Roads Overlay is accessed by right-clicking the location pin
In Classic MapBrowser a roads layer is displayed by clicking the Street Maps button.

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What does not consume data?

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Viewing only StreetView (with no Nearmap imagery)

Exporting 2D imagery

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

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Viewing Roads or Roadmaps

In New MapBrowser - by selecting Roads as your view type

In Classic MapBrowser - by selecting Roadmap as your view type

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Are the usage statistics in Self Service Portal accurate?