All capital city buildings data captured with Geoscape Release 5

Geoscape’s coverage of the Australian continent is nearing completion with this week’s Release 5 taking the dataset to 12.3 million building features – a 40% increase since the last release.

With Release 5, Geoscape now includes all Australian capital city buildings data, with Melbourne and Darwin added to the dataset, as well as significant increases in surface cover and tree location information.

Building footprints and heights, as well as roof construction, surface cover, tree heights, and the presence of solar panels and swimming pools, have now been captured for Alice Springs, Esperance, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Rockhampton and some other urban areas.

Surface cover at 30 metres resolution is complete for all of Australia in this release, with the inclusion of Victoria and the Northern Territory data for the first time.

Surface cover at 30m resolution now captured for all of Australia

Other key features of Geoscape Release 5 are:

  • extra building features across all states and territories – now up to 3,376,000 in NSW, 2,520,000 in Queensland and 2,850,000 in Victoria
  • remote community data for Saibai Island, Mapoon and Aurukun in NT
  • alignment with the latest releases of CadLite, G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries datasets
  • quality refinements for accuracy and currency.

Review the interactive Geoscape rollout map to browse the status of current data coverage.

Geoscape captures the 3D built environment

As an analytics-ready, 3D built environment dataset, Geoscape is changing the way location data of this scale and detail is captured, linked and maintained. The rich information is already providing powerful solutions for business and government.

Geoscape is a world-leading innovation providing essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy.

Access Geoscape – and extensive geospatial insights to support your business – through PSMA’s partner network. You can also download a sample dataset to explore the possibilities for yourself.

Complete Australian coverage is expected later this year – stay tuned!