The City of Ipswich is using Nearmap to gather evidence efficiently and to help minimize the risk of going on-site. As opposed to satellite imagery that has updates few and far between, regularly updated Nearmap aerial imagery illustrates change over time - complete with date stamps.
In-built measurement tools within Nearmap are used to assess if structures are large enough to warrant approval or to measure the proximity of structures to the surrounding boundaries.
Oblique imagery is also utilized to view buildings from different angles. This has proven to be very helpful in identifying additional property characteristics such as plumbing or windows.