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Geospatial Information: Nearmap

Info on UWA's printed maps, online interactive maps, SLIP etc

Nearmap is a global leader in the provision of geospatial map technology for business, enterprises and government customers.  It delivers high-resolution aerial imagery direct to your device, within days of capture.  With precise, high-resolution aerial images you can;

  • measure distance and area with precision
  • keep track of change over time
  • map the progress of a construction project
  • observe site and environmental changes
  • measure the effect of weathering
  • track seasonal growth or shadowing.

Nearmap is constantly capturing, and providing detailed, accurate, timely data. With coverage extending to 85% of Australia's population, the chances are your location of interest has been captured, stored, and regularly updated. 


Nearmap must first be accessed via OneSearch. You will need to set up an individual account using your UWA email address. Follow the instructions to set up your account. [Please note: Nearmap accounts are deactivated when they haven't been in use for a year. If you experience access issues due to deactivation, please contact the Library]. 


Nearmap also hosts fortnightly training webinars that give people the flexibility to pick a session that works for them. The sessions are great for new users as well as those looking to stay up to date with the latest features and tools in Nearmap.  See details of upcoming sessions and how to register here:


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