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Lockdown Prompts Solutions with Nearmap

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Forced experiments in remote work thanks to the global pandemic have helped shine a light on major efficiencies that could extend to long-term gains, like doing critical jobs from a distance.

During lockdown, many firms had to get creative about pursuing new projects. They turned to virtual site visits to obtain and verify critical data before moving forward with a build.

Now it’s hard to imagine ever going back to “normal.”

“By embracing hard-earned lessons from the global pandemic, companies can not only prepare for future curveballs but also achieve quick, tangible wins,” Nearmap director of product management, Igor Zevaka said.

“For example, a year ago there was more skepticism around virtual collaboration,” Zevaka said.

Could you really communicate ideas on a consistent basis without getting everyone in the same room? The answer, of course, is a resounding yes.

▲ Add your own design to Nearmap 3D.


But that’s just the start of where things are heading for architects and engineers.

Some are incorporating tools and methods more commonly associated with gaming to create interactive, multi-dimensional experiences that bring places to life before they’re even constructed.

Clients don’t just have to imagine what it’s like to navigate a proposed building, they can strap on a headset and experience an uncanny simulacrum.

“Innovation shouldn’t be something you think you might pursue, someday. It should be an integral part of your business,” Zevaka said.

“This is the time to explore and implement design technologies, especially as competitors revert to standard protocol.

“If anything, 2020 showed us why it’s not always wise—or possible—to do things ‘the way they’ve always been done’.”

▲ View Oblique imagery for each cardinal direction of a location, measure the height and width of objects, 3D lines and 3D areas.


Now you can take your proposals one step further with fully immersive Nearmap 3D.

Deliver compelling and eye-catching proposals that include detailed 3D models and BIM, help clients visualise your concept at a scale like never before.

With aerial content that’s available on-demand, you can accelerate the planning stage and turn your concepts into actionable designs based on ground truth in no time.

Nearmap also makes it possible to quickly respond to bids and tenders with data you can count on.

Integrate content into leading GIS and CAD platforms—such as Bentley, Esri and Autodesk and develop eye-catching reports and presentations.

Consider the project proposal. Without the assurance of on-site surveying, it’s nearly impossible to confirm sustainability, document ideas and develop preliminary designs as urban areas are in a constant state of evolution.

Advanced location technology can help remove these physical barriers with streamlined access to the latest ground intelligence.

▲ Compare two dates using the Split View feature within the Nearmap MapBrowser app.


When early site visits aren’t possible, Nearmap helps you avoid the costly—and lengthy—process of procuring a project-specific flyover with imagery that’s captured up to six times per year.

Covering 90 per cent of Australia’s population, continuous, cloud-based access to the latest site data helps you conduct remote field assessments from your desk.

In many respects, the world has been on hold. The architecture, engineering and construction sector is primed to unleash bold ideas. All it takes is a willingness to test new ground with the right tools.

Get a closer look into the practical and innovative applications of premium location intelligence with Nearmap.


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