The planning phase sets the stage for the remainder of your project, poor planning can result in a poor outcome, that’s why staying informed matters. But conducting multiple site visits across the lifecycle to gather data isn’t always feasible, especially during recent times. With cloud-based, remote access to high-resolution aerial imagery — updated several times per year — project managers, planners and designers can conduct virtual walkthroughs, right through our web application MapBrowser.
Tools for annotation can also keep the right team members informed within one central location, allowing you to highlight those features that may require a closer look when it’s time for a physical inspection — avoiding costly hiccups that could potentially arise with low visibility into site features.
3D content from Nearmap, including DSM, DTM and True Ortho allows you to fully immerse yourself into entire cityscapes, offering up the latest context surrounding both the site — and its surroundings. Seamless integrations into industry-leading GIS and CAD applications — like Esri, Autodesk and Bentley — also allow government agencies to simulate certain scenarios to view the potential affects of their planned builds. For example, are you planning a tall skyscraper? It’s absolutely essential that you consider how this affects the surrounding urban and natural environments, from shadow casting to line of sight.
Powerful AI-derived attributes can also provide the tools needed to identify certain objects of interest and how these play a part in development; “Nearmap AI has been a key tool for us as we plan for the future. We’ve been able to utilise derived insights to observe trends in order to design smarter green spaces”, says Lindsay Mason, Head of the Land Information Team, City of Ryde.