If you missed our webinar on the new Measurable Obliques imagery and tips for using the new MapBrowser, no worries — we recorded everything so you can watch at your convenience:
Webinar: Expert Tools for Virtual Site Visits - Measurable Obliques and the new MapBrowser Video
We recently added a new type of content to our aerial imagery maps: Measurable Obliques. Instead of a straight top-down view like what you see in orthogonal imagery, Obliques are photographed with our newest high-resolution camera system, positioned at a 30-45 degree angle to the ground. Obliques provide a natural perspective that’s similar to our Panorama imagery, but with a single tile for each angle rather than the mosaic of images you see with Panorama.
Why did we introduce Obliques? In contrast to vertical imagery, Obliques allow you to view the sides of buildings and other ground features, adding rich context to your site inspections and project planning. They show you the reality of your environment.
Obliques also allow you to accurately measure the heights and widths of buildings and other ground features. Because Obliques are unaltered images, vertical measurements are accurate to within 15cm.
Obliques also let you inspect a particular location from each of the four cardinal directions, free from overhanging obstructions like trees or taller buildings. In fact, there’s a gallery of photos for each location showing north, south, east, and west.
During the webinar, we explain how to:
Once you’re familiar with how to work with Measurable Obliques, the webinar will show you a couple of examples of Obliques in action on a construction site or insurance assessment, allowing you how to do things like:
Insurance & compliance
Most Australian subscribers view Nearmap imagery using MapBrowser, which is our online web app. Earlier this year, we introduced a brand new version of MapBrowser, which is available to all current and new Nearmap subscribers.
We’ve recently added many more features to the new MapBrowser. The webinar covers those, plus tips and tricks including: