It is easy to access Nearmap imagery through Google Earth® or Google Earth Pro®.
Please note that at this time, only the most recent image capture is available for a given location.
With most subscriptions, it is not possible to be logged in to both the online MapBrowser and Google Earth at the same time. If you do, you will need to close both packages in order to access Nearmap through Google Earth again. If you find that Google Earth is not accepting your login credentials, please make sure that you have followed Step 3.
- In Google Earth, go to the Options menu.
Switch to the General tab.
Uncheck the Save cookies to disk box and click OK. If you do not do this, you may lose the ability to access Nearmap via Google Earth as soon as you next login to the MapBrowser. If that happens, you will need to manually delete Google Earth's "cookies" file and restart Google Earth. On Windows 7, this is usually found at:
From the Add menu, select Network Link.
In the Network Link window, at the Name field, enter Nearmap. At the Link field, enter https://kml.nearmap.com/.
When prompted, enter your Nearmap User Name and Password, and click Sign In.
You should now see Nearmap appear as a layer. The imagery shown for a given location is the most recent Nearmap image available for that location; previous captures cannot currently be accessed in Google Earth. Since low zoom levels may include imagery from many dates, zoom in close to a location of interest to be sure that you're seeing the appropriate date for its capture.
This section should help if you try to login using correct Nearmap credentials in Google Earth, but the login window keeps appearing whatever you type, even if you click Cancel.
This can happen if Step 3 of our Google Earth integration instructions was missed. If Google Earth saves your validated credentials to disk, it will try to use the same saved Nearmap authentication cookie every time you try to log in. That may be fine if you haven't logged in elsewhere. However, if you have used the MapBrowser more recently, the original cookie becomes invalid but Google Earth tries to use it anyway.
The solution for now is to keep Google Earth from storing that cookie:
On Windows 7
Find Google Earth's cookies file on your hard drive. It is typically at "C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth\cookies" where YOUR_USERNAME is your Windows username.
Delete this file.
Follow all steps of the Google Earth integration instructions.