These instructions apply to ArcMap 10.2.2 in Esri ArcGIS for Desktop and describe how to load georeferenced Nearmap imagery using the Nearmap Web Map Service (WMS).
Rather than import a single image of a small area, WMS allows ArcGIS for Desktop to request the imagery directly from the Nearmap server in a variety of map projections.
In addition to this document, you can view our video on How to add a WMS connection in Esri ArcMap.
To consume Nearmap imagery via WMS, you must authenticate using API Key Authentication.
The WMS URL you enter into your application must include your API Key. The WMS Links section of the the WMS Integration (Legacy) documentation describes how to copy the correct WMS URL, including your API Key, to the clipboard of your computer. Once you have done that, you can conveniently paste it into your application as required (see below).
Open ArcMap. In the Table of Contents window, right-click Layers and select Properties.
Type in a search term for the map projection or coordinate system you wish to use, and select it from the expandable list found. The projection you choose should match the one you plan to use from the Nearmap WMS server.
In the Add WMS Server window enter:
At URL, enter the WMS URL including your API Key:
Now you can choose a map layer to load. Some layers are nationwide, others cover single states or cities.
It is best to choose a single state layer because locally optimal map projections are not available for nationwide survey layers. Please refer to Natively Supported Coordinate Systems.
Selecting the "State Latest" layer for your area of interest will always return the most recent imagery available for the area.
Check the box for the survey you're interested in and uncheck all other boxes. Then right-click the survey and choose Change Coordinate System.
Select the map projection or coordinate system you would like to use, and click OK. It should match the one you set in step 2.