About our search function
We use Google’s address search because it’s generally quite smart and works worldwide. However, in areas of rapidly changing development, addresses might not be in the database or may be incorrect. Please note the following map data is powered by Google:
- Address search
- Street Maps overlay
- Properties overlay
- Reverse address search (right click > Address Lookup)
Fortunately, Nearmap's Data Layers make available recent address information from local governments. These are accessible only on business (not Personal) subscriptions that cover areas in Australia.
If you click the Data Layers tool, you’ll find a Boundaries category. This contains layers called Property Boundaries and Cadastre Boundaries.
If you view either of these layers, you’ll see recent boundaries (updated quarterly) appear on the map. You can click any one of them to see available information about the lot, usually including the address, locality, area, etc. Different information is available in different locations. With Cadastre Boundaries, you’ll see something similar to the following:
Address: 164 Wilson Street Newtown NSW 2042 Australia
Created: 31 Jan 2013
Parcel Status: Registered
Parcel Type: Lot Parcel
Plan Number: DP384339
Lot Number: C
Area: 150 m2
Frontage: 19.7 m
Reporting incorrect addresses
Because Nearmap does not host street map and search data, we cannot edit or correct it. To report a map issue, please follow these steps:
- Open the location in question in MapBrowser
- Click the Google logo in the bottom left corner
- Sign in with your Google credentials (you will need a Google account to submit an issue with map data)
- Follow the steps in the Google support article.
Unfortunately, we cannot submit a map data issue to Google on your behalf as the reporting mechanism requires signing in to Google. Additionally, once you report the error, you will get notifications about the corrections, which means that you get the heads up as and when those issues are fixed.