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Aerial imagery Nearmap launches in New Zealand
Posted on 22-Aug-2018 17:41 | Filed under: News

Aerial imagery Nearmap launches in New Zealand

Nearmap has launched in New Zealand, providing Kiwi businesses access to superior quality aerial maps of the country’s major cities. The high definition imagery and frequency of capture will, for the first time, enable businesses to view and inspect what’s on the ground in incredible detail, remotely and easily on a web browser. 

For the hundreds of thousands of Kiwi businesses in construction, engineering, architecture, utilities, government, council and beyond that regularly conduct physical site visits, Nearmap will transform how they work, providing access to virtually view locations. A historical library of content dating back to January 2017 also means businesses can monitor changing conditions of New Zealand’s cities. Image quality is consistently captured at 7.5cm GSD or higher for the sharpest aerial maps on market, and is the most current available, ensuring businesses are working with the latest information of what’s on the ground. All this will help companies save time, reduce costs, increase productivity, and make more informed decisions.

Images are captured by Nearmap’s patented camera system fitted to lightweight aircrafts that fly over New Zealand’s urban centres. Images are later stitched together into seamless digital maps and published online for subscribers to explore within weeks of capture. 

Nearmap has already captured 72 per cent of New Zealand’s economic activity, with Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch last updated in May. Nearmap’s web-based application, MapBrowser, which includes measurement tools such as line, area and radius, as well as select location data content specific to New Zealand, is available to businesses of all sizes on a subscription basis. Nearmap’s imagery can also be easily integrated into applications such as ArcGIS Online and CAD.

Shane Preston, Executive Vice President, Nearmap said, “Development in New Zealand is set to accelerate with the KiwiBuild program investing in building 100,000 high quality, affordable homes over 10 years. As the country prepares for its growing population, access to high res aerial imagery will be invaluable to all businesses involved at every stage of the building development lifecycle, from planning to construction and management. 

“Nearmap is a massive game changer for New Zealand companies. We’ve spoken with many businesses on the ground who have an immediate need to access high quality aerial maps that are current and easily accessible. There is nothing like Nearmap available right now, and we can’t wait to help Kiwi businesses streamline workflows and make better informed decisions."

Rob Newman, Nearmap CEO and Managing Director said, “Our technology truly transforms the way businesses work. If you’re a construction company that needs to assess a new build site, or a solar panel installer wanting to quote for a job, Nearmap lets you do all of that without having to leave your desk. This allows businesses to redirect time and money to the most important business priorities. 

“Launching our dedicated New Zealand product is a big milestone for us. We’ve seen strong uptake of Nearmap in both Australia and the United States, and expect to see similar success in New Zealand. We constantly invest in our technology and will be adding further capabilities to the New Zealand product in the near future.”


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