These instructions apply to BricsCAD V15.3 Professional/Platinum or later, which supports Web Map Service (WMS) connection.
Rather than import a single image of a small area, WMS allows BricsCAD to request the imagery directly from the Nearmap server in a variety of map projections.
To consume Nearmap imagery via WMS, you must first create a Simple or Custom WMS Service, which generates a URL for you to copy to your computer's clipboard. Once you have done that, you can conveniently paste it into your application as required.
For more information, check out the WMS 2.0 Integration documentation.
- From the BricsCAD command line, run the GEO (GEOGRAPHICLOCATION) command.
(This is the same as GEOGRAPHICLOCATION.)
- In the Geographic Location window, tick Store geographic location in drawing and Use Map Grid coordinate system.
- At GIS Coordinate System, select a coordinate system and click OK.
- From the BricsCAD command line, run the MAPCONNECT command.
- In the Map Connect window, select New Connection.
- At Name, enter Nearmap.
- At Server URL, paste the WMS URL.
- Do not enter anything in the Login and Password fields.
- The Select Map Data window opens, with a list of available layers from the WMS 2.0 that you created. Some layers are nationwide, others cover single states. It's best to choose a single state because locally optimal map projections are not available for nationwide survey layers.
The relevant State layer for your area of interest will always give you the latest imagery.
- Use this screenshot and the accompanying steps to configure the Nearmap layers you want to display.
- Select the layer of interest from the list of layers.
- Click the cursor button. The drawing area window appears, allowing you to select your area of interest.
- At Ground Resolution, select a resolution in meters per pixel. Smaller numbers will give a higher resolution image, but a larger download size.
- Ensure you use the same GIS coordinate system you set in Step 3.
- Click Add.
The Nearmap imagery appears in the drawing area you selected.
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