Accessing Panorama and Oblique imagery
Viewing Panorama imagery
Use the Compass tool to switch to Panorama imagery, in the following ways:
- Compass list, or
- Cardinal directions
1. Compass list
Select the drop down list above the compass and select 'Panorama'.
2. Cardinal directions on compass
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.
Viewing Oblique imagery
- Location information, or
- Compass tool
1. Location information
2. Compass list
Select the drop down list and select 'Oblique'.
Measuring height from Oblique imagery
Tips for measuring height
- It is easier to start by selecting the ground point from which you are measuring.
- Measure up to top of the building or object.
- To chose the correct point, it helps to imagine where the two lines of the top of the building intersect.
- Ensure that the line is perpendicular to the ground (at a 90 degree angle).
- For buildings that are not standard in shape, the line should still be at 90 degrees to the ground from the point at which you wish to measure height — just as if you were standing on the top of the building, and dropping a plumb line to the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't I measure height from Panorama?
We have to adjust photos in order to provide a coherent continuous Panorama. These adjustments make the Panorama unsuited to measure height accurately. Different adjustments are made across a photo, and so there is not a single adjustment to a measurement that can be made to make it more accurate.
For this reason, the measurement tool is not available in Panorama.
Can I also measure ground distance or area from Oblique photos? (That is, in addition to measuring height?)
It is not currently possible to measure in Oblique photos using the line, area or radius tools.
I cannot see Panorama or Oblique photos. Why not?
Please make sure you are using the new MapBrowser to view Panorama and Oblique photos.
Panorama and Oblique photos are only available with specific Nearmap subscription offerings.