Navigation tools in the Widget allow you to view the map from different perspectives.
Resolving your location
||Locate Me||Shows your location on our Nearmap imagery.|
|Let you zoom in and out of the map. |
||Direction||Available only in the Panorama base layer, this allows you to view the imagery from a different cardinal direction.|
||Rotate||Rotates the map by 90 degrees to the left.|
View Nearmap imagery from any cardinal direction simply by rotating the compass. The black arrowhead points to the North on the map.
Compass rotation is not available in the Panorama and Oblique base layers.
Click the Locate me button to view your location on our Nearmap imagery, which is great for visualising where you are in the field in relation to historical imagery. The feature tracks your location on the map as you move.
For this to work, you will need to allow the Widget to use your location. You will see this message if location sharing is disabled, and the Locate Me button will be disabled. You can change this permission at any time using your web browser settings.
The Locate me button is a toggle button, which turns blue when selected. It remains selected until you click the button again. You can drop a location marker to view the address or location details.
Zooming in and out
- If you have chosen to use the Locate Me feature, we may record the approximate location of where you accessed this feature. We do not track or record your location as you move.
The Zoom buttons let you zoom in and out of the map. Each click zooms in or out one zoom level.
There are other way to zoom in and out of the map is using keyboard shortcuts and gestures.Rotating the map
To rotate the map, click Rotate. Each click rotates the map 90 degrees to the left.Viewing the map from a different direction
You can view Nearmap imagery from any cardinal direction by rotating the compass. The compass is not available in the Panorama and Oblique base layers. In all other base layers, click on, hold and drag the compass, and rotate it to view the imagery from a different cardinal direction.
NOTE: Click the centre of the compass to reset the direction to North.
When in the Panorama view, click the Direction button to quickly switch to a North, South, East or West Panorama for the current location.