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Nearmap Images

Post by Derringer » 10 April 10 6:28 pm

For those that live in areas mapped by this company.

http://www.nearmap.com/nearmap/photomap-coverage.aspx

The resolution of these images has to be seen to be believed.

The data appears to be free for personal non commercial use

"Free Personal/Community Licence
Our Personal/Community licence, which is free, applies to individuals who use our PhotoMaps for their own personal, non-commercial purposes.

You can use our web site or PhotoMaps to derive information (e.g. StreetMap data) under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) licence. This enables everyone in the community to share the benefit of information generated from the use of our site."

Using Garmin Custom maps - you can create .kmz files for downloading to your Garmin Colorado or Dakota.
A slow and cumbersome process, but worth the effort

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/ ... fragment-2

Detailed photo images on your GPS

Check out Nearmap - the images are stunning

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by CraigRat » 10 April 10 6:31 pm

The resolution is typically 7.5cm
Thats seriously crazy resolution.
I love their maps, plus they allow the OSM oproject to use their images to trace roads etc, so they get ticks all round.

Now, I patiently wait for them to do a flyover of tassie :-)

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Richary » 10 April 10 11:22 pm

That's pretty good resolution. Haven't checked but I wonder how accurate the lat/long is? You could almost spot some caches using that if not under trees. I can spot a square brick in the backyard covering a sewer pipe outlet.

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by gmj3191 » 11 April 10 11:40 am

I can see me mowing our lawn.

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Shael6636 » 23 April 10 12:06 pm

Has anyone as yet worked out an easy way to downlaod the tiles so they can be used on the GPS?

I have looked through the forums here and on Nearmaps but I cant seem to find an easy answer #-o Any help would be certainly appreciated :D

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by blossom* » 23 April 10 2:53 pm

mm, the resolution isn't good enough for me to tell if I need to clean the leaves out of my gutters again yet though :lol:

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Richary » 23 April 10 3:21 pm

Found an interesting one on the latest google earth images where they have obviously stitched two passes together. At the park to the north side of Central Station you can see the southern side of the buildings, then the northern side of the others. Through my direction calculations out by about 15 degrees.

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Derringer » 24 April 10 8:24 am

High resolution Nearmap images now cover the area:

Tallarook, Yea, Alexandra, Marysville (part), Broadford and Wallan

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Dooghan » 24 April 10 9:02 am

Shael6636 wrote:Has anyone as yet worked out an easy way to downlaod the tiles so they can be used on the GPS?

I have looked through the forums here and on Nearmaps but I cant seem to find an easy answer #-o Any help would be certainly appreciated :D
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trekbuddyatlasc/

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by The Explorer » 25 April 10 7:10 pm

Dooghan wrote:
Shael6636 wrote:Has anyone as yet worked out an easy way to downlaod the tiles so they can be used on the GPS?

I have looked through the forums here and on Nearmaps but I cant seem to find an easy answer #-o Any help would be certainly appreciated :D
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trekbuddyatlasc/
Quick intro here -

http://www.gpsaustralia.net/forums/show ... stcount=25

just change output format to Garmin Custom Map (KMZ)

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Shael6636 » 27 April 10 3:24 pm

Thanks for all the help and the links.

That has certainly answered my questions, now all to do is try it out and see how large the files would be to cover all of perth Metro area.... :roll:

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Shael6636 » 04 May 10 1:19 pm

Dooghan wrote:
Shael6636 wrote:Has anyone as yet worked out an easy way to downlaod the tiles so they can be used on the GPS?

I have looked through the forums here and on Nearmaps but I cant seem to find an easy answer #-o Any help would be certainly appreciated :D
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trekbuddyatlasc/
Thankyou very much Dooghan Im currently creating some custom maps to test on the weekend I cant wait to see how they go \:D/

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by phillipsart » 04 May 10 1:43 pm

Shael6636 wrote:Has anyone as yet worked out an easy way to downlaod the tiles so they can be used on the GPS?

I have looked through the forums here and on Nearmaps but I cant seem to find an easy answer #-o Any help would be certainly appreciated :D
This can be done easily with the correct software,

Get yourself Mobile Atlas Creator. a free java program.

Learn how to use Mobile Atlas Creator and download the tiles you want from the area selected.

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by Shael6636 » 04 May 10 1:58 pm

Im already playing around with the mobile atlas Creater 1.7... so far so good need to transfer to the Garmin Dakota 20 and see how well they work. [-o<

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Re: Nearmap Images

Post by phillipsart » 04 May 10 2:02 pm

They work great if done correctly, Much better than that Google earth image thing, what ever they call it, charging people $40.00 per year to use.

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