Who we are
We’re a critical collaborator, delivering spatial data to enable economic, social and environmental outcomes across the economy. Our vision is achieved through a wide and sustained ecosystem of partnerships and collaboration.
Geoscape Australia is the trading name of PSMA Australia Limited, a self-funded public company owned by Australia’s governments.
What we do
We take the guesswork out of location. Geoscape is the digital Australia – a comprehensive representation of our built environment. It describes the addresses, land, buildings and transport networks across Australia’s 7.6 million km2. We continuously source, process and deliver data to various endpoints, including APIs and a self-service portal.
The evolution of Geoscape Australia
Where we're from.
In 1992, the Public Sector Mapping Agency submitted a proposal for a national digital basemap for the 1996 Census. And we were born. We were incorporated in 2001 and tasked with coordinating, assembling and delivering national spatial datasets.
Our heritage lies in addressing, having produced the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) since 2004. It’s Australia’s centralised, comprehensive address register. We now use Agile methodologies to meet demand for currency, speed and flexibility in the delivery of location intelligence in the modern data economy.
Public Sector Mapping Agency proposes national digital basemap for the 1996 Census
Census is run with unprecedented quality, speed and cost efficiency
Incorporation of PSMA Australia Limited
Administrive Boundaries dataset released
Transport & Topography released
Online data delivery begins
Land tenure dataset released
National Address Management Framework launched using G-NAF as the standard
G-NAF used to deliver 2011 Census
Geoscape buildings project design commenced
Open data release of G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries by Commonwealth Government
First release of Geoscape buildings dataset
APIs offered in Developer Portal
National coverage of Geoscape buildings achieved
Geoscape Data on Demand launched
Continuous data platform automates data processing
Dean Capobianco appointed CEO of Geoscape
Product unbundled : CadLite to Cadastre, Property and Planning; Administrative Boundaries into 7 products
Partnered with award-winning artificial intelligence company, GeoX, to use machine vision and deep learning technology to enhance its 3D digital maps of Australia
Geoscape Buildings 3.0 launched
Introduced Geoscape end-to-end Managed Service built upon our Continuous Data Platform (CPD) for customers looking for a customised solution or are interested in creating a workflow to use Geoscape’s data within their production environment.