How spatial data saves time and money


Jhe building and construction industries have boomed throughout the pandemic despite significant challenges from lockdown-limited movement and supply-change shortages. Maintaining and increasing profitability with these ongoing challenges and rising interest rates is a challenge for the industry, but one that can be met by finding better ways to work.

MetroMap’s aerial imagery subscription service is already helping the building and construction industries work smarter. Whether it’s performing detailed site inspections, taking accurate soil measurements, monitoring project changes, viewing detailed land and building information, or accessing years of historical images without ever leaving your desk, MetroMap saves time and money.


The MetroMap platform gives users access to very high resolution, spatially accurate aerial imagery covering over 8.5 million Australian homes and millions of square kilometers in total, all in one platform. easy to use web browser. They can see an entire city and zoom down to ground level to check finer details at each property. Site planning, monitoring and evaluation has never been easier. Industry professionals can now open MetroMap, find the site they are interested in, and use the built-in tools to get their information.

MetroMap’s measurement tools give you precise ground distances, areas and perimeters. Users can create projects and save them to their profile to be available on any device with a web browser. With accurate measurement tools, subscribers save travel time and reduce unnecessary site visits when detailed property surveys are not required.

Additional data layers in MetroMap give specific details about existing properties and buildings. You can view zoning, size and area figures, detailed roof information and other features from Geoscape’s reliable building footprint data. Additional cadastral records provide detailed property information, including land category and government jurisdiction information.


Now users can step back in time with decades of archival footage of Australian capital cities. MetroMap captures new images of capitals and major cities 2-4 times a year. Users in the building and construction industry can see how a building or site has changed over the years or even monitor completed projects in the future. Major expenditures and property acquisitions require careful consideration, and aerial imagery can provide years of information that changes purchasing decisions.


Basic individual user accounts include access to the web application, comprehensive image library, measurement tools, and unlimited data. Those who want more advanced functionality can choose accounts with additional access to the highest quality georeferenced imagery downloads and optional property layer and building functionality add-ons. Large enterprises build flexible plans based on their team size, features, and data needs.

MetroMap’s API-based access is popular among large organizations and more advanced users looking to add imagery to their existing project planning systems. MetroMap powers many large public and private sector companies that trust the platform’s spatial data as one of their information feeds.


MetroMap displays the overview and the finer details in a single platform for property developers. Coverage of booming regional cities makes remote research possible.

Graeme Gibson, property development manager at Oakford Homes, explains how MetroMap fits into his workflow:

“Aerial imagery shows me key issues in advance. It’s an immediate time saver because it eliminates the need for on-site inspections for that initial analysis. I can review attribution diagrams, understand the street layout and assess proximity to schools, activity centers and recreational facilities,” he said. “The ability to review the aerial history of a site is extremely important as it provides an overall picture from previous uses and allows me to accurately determine what happened on a site.The fact that all of this can be done in minutes is the biggest advantage.


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