Nearmap Free Access to end

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mikesyd Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney
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.
 
Newcastle Express Deputy Commissioner

Just got my quote for Nearmap for a 5 user license & they want $4800 for a 1 year subscription when I was getting it for free originally. . . and that's with 25% off!!! What a joke.
- AdamNicolai
They want what?!

(Are you sure that those two extra zeros are correct?)

 
TheLoadedDog Minister for Railways

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.
 
xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
I only really liked Nearmap for the simple reason that I could have a perve of what was in my neighbours backyards ShockedLaughing
 
DirtyBallast Deputy Commissioner

Location: Your town.
I only really liked Nearmap for the simple reason that I could have a perve of what was in my neighbours backyards ShockedLaughing
- xxxxlbear

So, was she sunbaking naked or what???  Laughing
 
Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
My work is paying for it...now I understand why they were whinging about the price of it when they were wondering whether to sign up!
- drwaddles


Yep, my employer pays a 5 figure sum annually...
- Graham4405
Hey again,


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.
 
Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
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.


http://dds.information.qld.gov.au/DDS/Search.aspx

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.
 
alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location: South Morang Railway Line, VIC

I'll stick with my Apple Maps...

So where the feck am I?

HALP!

 
Draffa Chief Commissioner

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.
 
mikesyd Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Indeed.

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.
 
Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
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.
 

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