Aerial imagery company, Nearmap, launched its new 3-D and AI technology at its customer event, Navig8.

Nearmap 3-D allows users to stream and export 3-D imagery on-demand at massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application.  Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, users can work with the most current information.

Nearmap has developed new AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a decade, multiple times a year, into valuable datasets.  These datasets can be used to more accurately and efficiently measure change and quantify attributes, such as solar panels, pools, roofs or construction sites.

“Product innovation is in our DNA. Everything we do has the customer at the core,” said Tony Agresta, Executive Vice President of Product at Nearmap. “Our customers’ worlds are evolving every day. We need to keep innovating to continue to give our customers a competitive advantage through technology breakthroughs like the ones we are sharing today at Navig8.

While Nearmap has offered 3-D imagery since 2017, this new iteration of the technology allows users to instantly stream 3-D content at massive scale via its MapBrowser web application, according to the company.

The platform offers customers a fully immersive 3-D experience, allowing them to visualize cities in 3-D from any direction, measure distances, and immediately export a custom area in a variety of 3-D formats.  The claims download time is a matter of minutes for most requirements and only a few hours for very large footprints.

Nearmap 3-D comes with an extensive library, more than 400,000 km2 covered.  It is updated once a year and covers major urban areas in Australia and the U.S.

Nearmap says it has built highly accurate machine learning models and deployed them on a massive scale.  The automated process, and the constantly learning engine, means that the AI technology can be applied to any new geography.  Nearmap also applies the models to new surveys, generating fresh results with current imagery.

Nearmap is now inviting customers to take part in a beta program to experiment with various use cases.