QGIS is an open source GIS desktop application that you can use to easily display Nearmap's DSM (elevation) data. 

The DSM data is delivered in a GeoTIFF file.

Note: This application was not created by Nearmap. It is built, updated, and supported by QGIS. If you experience issues with this application, or would like to see improvements, please contact QGIS directly.

  1. Open QGIS and Add Raster Layer by clicking the second icon on the left hand menu, or by selecting Layer Add Layer → Add Raster Layer from the top menu:


  2. Browse and select the geocoded .tif file:

    You may need to zoom to the layer by s
    electing View Zoom to Layer.

  3. To change the band rendering from grey to colour:
    1.  Double click the DSM layer in the Layers Panel to access the Layer Properties, then select the Style properties:


    2. Under Band rendering change the Render type to Singleband pseudocolor and click Classify:


    3. Click Apply, then OK:

      The elevation values are displayed on the Layers Panel.



QGIS has native view, edit and analysis features operating with raster data. Some common Raster Operations includes: