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Accessing the new MapBrowser - link

Add page elements and toolbar guide

Feature comparison

Add about the new MapBrowser

Add Location tool - lat/long + oblique etc.

Add roads overlay

The new MapBrowser page includes the following elements:

1) Menu

The menu allows quick access to:

  • Roads Overlay - when the Roads Overlay is selected, this displays street maps over the vertical imagery.
  • Split View - easily compare imagery for a location across two different surveys.
  • Locate Me - You can now see your location on our Nearmap imagery.
  • Switch to MapBrowser Classic - at the same location and zoom level.
  • You can also give feedback, get support, and sign out.

2) Search Box

Use the Search box to

3) Toolbar

The toolbar on the top edge of the screen provides quick access to a variety of functions. Available functions depend on your Nearmap subscription. Please refer to the Toolbar Guide for details.

4) View Mode

Above the compass you have a drop-down list that allows you to easily switch your base layer imagery.

Read more about Panorama and Oblique Imagery.

5) Compass

When in panorama view mode, 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.

6) Locate Me

You can now see your location on our Nearmap imagery, which is great for visualising where you are in relation to historical imagery while you are out in the field.

7) Split View

The split view allows you to easily compare imagery for a location across two different surveys.

8) Date Selection

Using the MapBrowser date selection tool, you can view any available historical captures of your area of interest. 

Read more in the Date Selection Tool guide.


Simplified Layout

The new MapBrowser layout has been designed with a clean and simple user interface which lets you make the most of Nearmap’s imagery.


Optimized for all Devices

The new MapBrowser has been designed with a responsive layout, which means it will work on all types of devices and screen sizes  desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet.
On smaller screens, such as mobile, some features are accessed via the side menu in order to save space.


Search for a Location

You can search for a location using a street address, suburb or point of interest.
Search using geographic coordinates 
You can also search using the latitude and longitude of a location.
For example: 

Switch Imagery Layers Easily

The compass tool lets you easily switch your base layer imagery.


Split View

Easily compare imagery for a location across two different surveys.


Measure: Line, Area, Radius

The MapBrowser toolbar contains tools to draw and measure a line, area and radius.

Measure the length of an object or path using the line tool. Measure the area of an object or space, or find the radius using the measurement tools.

 Display or hide measurement labels

Text Annotations

The Text tool in the toolbar at the top of the screen allows you to add text annotations to imagery in MapBrowser.

Click the Text tool, and enter the text you want to add to the image:

You can use text annotations with all imagery layers, i.e. Vertical, Panorama, Oblique, and Roads. Also Terrain for AU customers. 

Changing base layers will persist the text annotation between layers, however when moving between Vertical to Panorama or Oblique, the placement of the annotation will be be slightly off due to the change in perspective. 
Annotations currently cannot be ‘saved’, but this is a feature that will be available in the future. 
Note: Annotations are currently only available on desktop. 


Export Tool


Save Map with measurements

You can now save a copy of the map with any measurements that you've made included in the image.

Go to 'Save Map' in the menu and ensure 'Include Map Objects' is selected.

If you have measurements on the map, and wish to print the image without including the measurements, simply uncheck the 'Include Map Objects' option and click 'Save'.   

Locate Me

You can now see your location on our Nearmap imagery, which is great for visualising where you are in relation to historical imagery while you’re out in the field.


For this feature to work, you will need to allow access to use your location. If you click Don’t Allow’, this feature will not be enabled. 

Rotating the Map View

To rotate imagery, hold down the alt’ key while dragging the mouse. On touch screen devices, simplyspin’ the map using your thumb and forefingers.
Clicking on the centre of the compass will reset the image back to North. 

Continuous Zoom

You can zoom in easily using your mouse or trackpad on your computer, or using pinch & zoom on a touch screen device.

Continuous zoom makes the zooming experience smooth. You’ll notice the difference to the discrete zoom levels in MapBrowser Classic. 

Sharing a Location

It’s easy to share a location with other MapBrowser users by copying the URL from your browser.,Longitude,Zoom,Rotation/Mapview/SurveyDate

  • Latitude and Longitude are given in decimal degrees format
  • Zoom level is based on the web map tile
    •  21 = 3” GSD, 20 = 6”, 19 =12” etc.
  • Rotation is the number of degrees from north
  • Mapview
    • V (Vertical base layer)
    • (Roads base layer)
  • Survey date YYYYMMDD

  • Rotation, Mapview and Survey date are optional values.  If they are not present, the view will default to 0 degrees rotation, vertical base layer for the latest available survey.



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