A data layer is a visualisation of information overlaid on to the map, where the information includes:
- Boundaries: Use this layer to visualise boundary lines as well as other data about a property or land parcel, as an overlay on Nearmap imagery.
- Roads Overlay: Use this layer to display a transparent road map over the Vertical imagery base layer.
- AI Layers if you have a valid subscription for AI.
To view parcel boundaries, select the Boundaries option, which is in the Data Layers panel. This is possible only if you have Nearmap GeoData Link.
Once you select Boundaries the boundary lines will appear on the map, unless you are not zoomed in enough - make sure you are at zoom level 16 or higher. To check your zoom level, look at the URL. The number before the "z" is your zoom level. E.g. "16.00z".
Use the colour picker and the opacity and background sliders to adjust the contrast so that the imagery and boundary lines are displayed clearly.
- Choose the colour, brightness and opacity of areas and radii.
- Choose the colour and brightness of lines.
- Adjust the opacity and background of the project by dragging the slider to the left (lighter) or right (darker).
Make sure you have either Vertical or Terrain selected as your base layer.
- Turn on roads overlay by checking the Roads Overlay box in the Data Layers panel.
With a Nearmap AI subscription and the relevant AI Packs, you can view AI Layers and visualise the attributes covered by your subscription, and optionally overlay the AI Layers and imagery with property boundaries.
You can visualise AI Layers to help with both data validation, and to perform a visual search. Simply select the data layers you want to view. The relative transparency of the AI Layer reflects the confidence level of the particular attribute. The more transparent it is, the less confident we are that it actually is that particular attribute. If you select a survey date or geographic region that doesn't have pre-processed AI data, you see a warning icon in the Data Layers panel.