Not wishing to defend the greed that Companies tend to display these days, but I guess you get what you pay for, which in the case of Nearmap is probably an advertisement free site, with the bandwidth not being hogged by us amateur slueths and regular updates at least in the populated areas. I guess that if I had paid such an access fee, I would be none too pleased to learn of free users hogging the bandwidth.
Anyway, its a Commercial service now, not for most of us.
They want what?!
(Are you sure that those two extra zeros are correct?)
Meh. I never much liked it.
The resolution was great, but the coverage area was woeful, and it just had a general feel of clunkiness to it. I'll stick with Google.
I only really liked Nearmap for the simple reason that I could have a perve of what was in my neighbours backyards
So, was she sunbaking naked or what???
Yep, my employer pays a 5 figure sum annually...
I received a quote for just under $4900 for 5 - 10 SME users for one state only.
I do have it on good word that this is all going to change in March when individual licencing becomes available. No idea for pricing, nor does nearmap. Just wait for months, or go to Bing maps for the time being... Or cough up 5k.
Hi All. I have found a replacement for nearmap. But you need to order the individual images, and download them. Some are free, some are not. Clearly for Queensland only.
You may need a credit card. I did manage to get a lot of images free of charge though, similar, and in some instances much clearer and cheaper than our friends in Nearmpa land.
I'll stick with my Apple Maps...
So where the feck am I?
The changeover from the old system with free access to the new system of access starting at $5k has been a total shambles. Companies typically going through major changes make a new website that they change over to at the appropriate time. Nearmap seems to be doing things haphazardly, if at all (including cancelling existing contracts).
I too wonder why there is (as of yet, and given NMs financial situation, maybe never) no 'community' licence, of around $10/month. That's the same as a magazine subscription or two. Limit access by data (as they are limiting all commercial users now as well), or by area around registered address, or by image date (only view images older than a year, for example), or reduced resolution, or whatever. None of it is technically impossible, but they have chosen not to do it for whatever reason. The end result is that they aren't getting $5k from me (for just one state? Give me a break), nor are they getting a regular $10/month.
Google may have its shortcomings, but at least it is free, no ads (so far), can be used on all types of devices (NM on a tablet was very difficult) and gives worldwide coverage.
And as brilliant as that sounds, one of the drawbacks to putting a fee on your passion is that it definitely isn't yours anymore.
Google Maps & most of Australia's imagery is still stuck back in 2009 and 2010.