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What are integrations?

Nearmap provides you with several convenient ways to consume our content in your GIS, CAD, BIM, 3D visualisation or asset management applications.

Integrations let you import content you've exported from MapBrowser, stream content using WMS or KML, or access and share Nearmap imagery inside of Esri ArcGIS.

Background information

Supported Nearmap content types

The table below lists the Nearmap content available for each type of integration.

Integration TypeContent Type
WMS 2.0Vertical
Export from MapBrowserVertical, Nearmap 3D and Nearmap AI

Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS


Supported coordinate systems

This article discusses the coordinate systems that Nearmap supports:

Natively Supported Coordinate Systems for Integrations

Stream Nearmap content

WMS 2.0

WMS 2.0 is the latest generation Web Mapping Service. This service allows you to use your very own Nearmap WMS URL in your application so you can stream Nearmap Vertical content in real time.

You can stream using WMS 2.0 in one of two ways:

1. Simple WMS

Stream only the latest imagery for the region(s) you have access to (e.g. US, Australia).

2. Custom WMS

Stream imagery for an area which you define and for surveys taken within an optional date range.

Our WMS 2.0 documentation also answers some WMS 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

Other ways to Stream Nearmap  Vertical Content:

WMTS Integration

If you need a low-latency streaming solution for your GIS application, WMTS (Web Map Tile Server) integration allows you to download pre-rendered map tiles from Nearmap servers.

WMS Integration (legacy)

We actively encourage our users to stream our Vertical imagery with WMS 2.0 rather than the legacy WMS.

KML (Super Overlays Integration)

All you need is a Nearmap API key and you can access Nearmap Vertical imagery through Google Earth® or Google Earth Pro®. 

Read more here: KML integration with Google Earth Pro

What does my streamed content look like with no coverage?

WMS and Satellite Imagery - shows Nearmap coverage and satellite imagery where there's no Nearmap coverage).

Export content from MapBrowser and import into your CAD or GIS application


From within MapBrowser you can export Vertical, Nearmap 3D and Nearmap AI into a selection of formats ready to import into your application. You'll need to have a subscription to the content you're after.

Vertical imagery:

Export 3D

  • Textured Mesh (OBJ, SLPK, 3M, Cesium, FBX)
  • DSM (GeoTIFF)
  • True Orth (GeoTIFF)
  • Point Cloud (LAS)
  • DTM/DEM (GeoTIFF)*

Export AI

  • Content Rollup (csv)
  • Geopackage (gpkg)

What do the numbers mean in the Saved image filename? 

Read this article to learn more: Meaning of the Numbers in the Saved Image Filename.


Once you've exported the Nearmap content into the format you need, you can import it into your application of choice.

GIS Integrations

CAD Integrations

General information on using a georeferenced image: Using a Georeferenced Image.

Integrate with ArcGIS


Our ArcGIS Integration enables you to connect your ArcGIS applications to our Vertical imagery. Using a standard ArcGIS Server protocol, you are able to access our imagery through any application that connects to ArcGIS Online, including ArcMap, WebMaps, WebApps, Collector, Survey123, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Earth.

Find out more here: ArcGIS.

Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS

Nearmap Oblique for ArcGIS allows you to create a customisable oblique viewer which you can use to view and measure off Nearmap oblique content.

Find out more here:

Looking for more customisation?

If you're looking for an even more customisable way to consume Nearmap content in your own application, check out our range or APIs.

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