Nearmap's 'Hyperpod' can simultaneously shoot aerial photos, four angles of oblique photos (from North, South, West and East aspects) plus terrain photography when attached to an aircraft. In the following gallery, we take a look at some of its handiwork.
Pictured: Aerial view of Broome in Australia's North West.
The Nearmap 'Hyperpod' attached to a light aircraft.
Barrow Island, home of the Gorgon Project, where Chevron and its joint venture partners ExxonMobil and Shell are building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production facility.
The Gorgon project is expected to extract 40 trillion cubic feet of gas over the next 60 years.
The Cape Lambert Sea Port, 40km North of Karratha, is one of two ports connected via rail to Rio Tinto iron ore mines in the Pilbara. It can currently handle 80 million tonnes of iron ore a year, but a $226 million expansion project could see up to 280 million tonnes of iron ore shipped from the port every year by 2014.
The Karatha Pluto Project - Woodside Petroleum is building an offshore platform 190 km north west of Karratha to extract liquid natural gas. The gas will be pumped 180 kilometres to a 200 hectare processing facility near the Burrup Peninsula. The facility can process at peak around 4.3 million tonnes of LNG per year. This gas will be ready for export by March 2012.
The town centre of Port Hedland in North West Australia.
Price Point, 60km North of Broome, is the controversial site of Woodside Petroleum's $30 billion Browse gas project. The site is expected to be used as a processing facility for gas platforms 400 kilometres off the coast but traditional land owners have challenged the acquisition of the land by the Western Australian State Government in the WA Supreme Court.