Searching using coordinates
You can search using latitude and longitude by entering the coordinates into the search box, preceded by an @ symbol and in decimal format without notation.
North or East coordinates are positive, and South or West coordinates are negative.
Hence, to go to 27.57 S and 153.31 E, your search term should be: @-27.57,153.31.
Using coordinates in the URL
If you need to, you can enter the coordinates directly into the URL. Here's an example URL:
That follows this format:
NORTH = degrees North (for South, make this negative)
EAST = degrees East
ZOOM = zoom level; usually 17-21, depending how far in you want to zoom
Note that a zoom level of 21 corresponds to 7.4 cm per pixel resolution, 20 to 14.8 cm, 19 to 29.7 cm, and so forth.
Choosing a specific date via the URL
The preceding approach will return the most recent date available. If you want to select a specific date and have ensured we have imagery for it, just add the following to the end of the URL:
Where DATE = date in yyyymmdd format
If you choose a date for which we do not have imagery, you'll be shown the most recent date before that for which we do have imagery. Please take care to refer only the date shown after "Showing" on the bottom of the screen to determine when the imagery you see was captured. The date on the timeline will just show what you've requested.
Converting Latitude/Longitude from degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees
Nearmap co-ordinates are entered as Decimal Degrees. If your co-ordinates are formatted in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds you can easily convert them using the following conversion tool courtesy of the Australian Antarctic Division website at the following addresses:
Decimal Degrees to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds:
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds to Decimal Degrees:
You can easily perform this manually using a calculator. Please refer to the following wikipedia page for more information: