The MapBrowser boundaries feature allows MapBrowser users to visualise boundary lines as well as other data about a property or land parcel, as an overlay on Nearmap imagery.
Accessing MapBrowser Boundaries
To access the Boundaries tool go to the location you want, then select the Boundaries check box, which is under Data Layers:
Once you select Boundaries you can choose the colour and opacity of the boundary lines. Australian users can select whether to view Cadastre or Property lines.
What is the difference between Cadastre and Property?
The cadastre is a register of property titles, which is usually managed by government agencies. In Australia, this is usually the Land Titles Office for each state. Cadastre represents parcels that are essentially the smallest area of land capable of sale without further approval to subdivide. A property is an area of land recognised by Local Government (or equivalent agency in the ACT) as a singularly valued/rateable entity. It may comprise of one or more cadastral parcels.
How often is the Boundary data updated?
Nearmap uses a national data aggregator, which sources boundary data from each state’s official land registry agency. An updated data set is provided to Nearmap every quarter by the aggregator, and this data is uploaded to MapBrowser. Some customers, such as local government, tend to rely on their own data sets, as they are often the most up to date for newer subdivisions and developments.