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Overview

Nearmap Panorama and Nearmap Oblique provide a 45-degree angle view of a location. 

Accessing Panorama and Oblique imagery

For all customers, Panorama and Oblique imagery are available in the New MapBrowser, with specific Nearmap subscription offerings.
 
For customers in Australia Panorama imagery is also available in MapBrowser Classic.
 
You can access the New MapBrowser easily from MapBrowser Classic. Simply click on the account menu and select Go to New MapBrowser”.
 

A new browser tab will launch and you will be shown the imagery for the location you were browsing previously, at the same zoom level.

Nearmap Panorama Imagery

Nearmap Panorama imagery offers a 45-degree angle view of a location. Similar to our Vertical imagery, you can continuously pan around an area of interest and zoom in for more detail.
 
You can view Panorama imagery for each cardinal direction of the location using the compass tool.

Viewing Panorama Imagery

Use the Compass tool to switch to Panorama imagery, in the following ways:

  1. Compass list, or
  2. Cardinal directions

1. Compass list

In the New MapBrowser select the drop down list above the compass and select 'Panorama':

US                                       AU                                       


Note: The AU version of the compass includes the Terrain option.

In MapBrowser Classic to view panorama imagery, select the Panorama option from the view mode: 

Note: Panorama in MapBrowser Classic is available for AU customers only.

2. Cardinal Directions on Compass

Click on any of the cardinal directions on the compass to quickly switch to a North, South, East or West Panorama for the current location.

NewMapBrowerClassic MapBrowser (AU)

Note: For US customers Panorama imagery is only available in the New MapBrowser.

Height and Width cannot be Measured from Panorama Imagery

Nearmap adjusts photos in order to provide a coherent continuous Panorama. These adjustments make the Panorama unsuited to measure height accurately. Different adjustments are made across a photo, and so there is not a single adjustment to a measurement that can be made to make it more accurate.

For this reason, the measurement tool is not available in Panorama.


Nearmap Oblique Imagery


Nearmap Oblique imagery provides a 45 degree angle view of a location. Oblique imagery differs from Panorama in that you view individual photos of an area, rather than a continuous, blended vertical imagery.
 
Since Nearmap Obliques are unaltered, they allow the user to measure the height of objects and buildings using the height measurement tool in the New MapBrowser.
 
Note: Oblique imagery is only available in the New MapBrowser.

Viewing Oblique Imagery

There are two ways to view Oblique photos in MapBrowser:

  1. Location information, or
  2. Compass tool

1. Location information

Simply search for a location or drop a location pin. If Oblique photos are available for that location, the View Oblique Photos’ button will be enabled. Click on this button to view the Oblique photos for this location:

2. Compass list 

Select the drop down list and select 'Oblique':


Measuring Height from Oblique Imagery

You can measure the height of a building or object from our Oblique imagery using the Height tool. 

Tips for Measuring Height

  • It is easier to start by selecting the ground point from which you are measuring.
  • Measure up to the top of the building or object. 
    • To chose the correct point, it helps to imagine where the two lines of the top of the building intersect.
  • Note that the line is perpendicular to the ground (at a 90 degree angle). 
    • For buildings that are not standard in shape, the line should still be at 90 degrees to the ground from the point at which you wish to measure height — just as if you were standing on the top of the building, and dropping a plumb line to the ground.

Note: Viewing Oblique photos and measuring height are only available in the New MapBrowser.


Measuring Width from Oblique Imagery

The MapBrowser Width tool lets you measure the distance along the ground in Oblique photos, this means you can easily measure the width of a building or object, or accurately measure the distance between two objects along the ground.

Tips for Measuring Width

  • Measuring at the ground level provides the most accurate measurement of the object.
  • Measuring in the middle or the top of a building is less accurate, due to the offset created by the change in perspective.
    • The accuracy is less affected when measuring width on smaller buildings, such as residential buildings
    • The accuracy is affected slightly more when measuring width on taller buildings, such as high rise buildings

Note: Viewing Oblique photos and measuring height are only available in the New MapBrowser.

It is not currently possible to measure in Oblique photos using the line, area or radius tools.




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