Comprising of over 15 million buildings derived from satellite and aerial imagery and continually updated, Geoscape Buildings provide statistics about the built environment of Australia at any level of aggregation, from a single address to the whole nation.
Geoscape Buildings data comes with attributes, such as building area, height, roof type, land zoning, indicators for solar panels and swimming pools and more. You can integrate Geoscape Buildings to other data in your workflow through linkages with Cadastre, Property, and Australia’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF).
Geoscape’s Australia-wide, ready-to-use buildings data helps you avoid manual work, lead times, inconsistent formats and gaps in coverage. We make it easy for you to overcome data sourcing challenges for many applications– including urban modelling, 3D visualisations and analysis of the built environment.
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Geoscape Buildings 3.0
Captured from Aerial imagery, Geoscape Buildings 3.0 delivers a higher quality and more accurate representation of the real world.
With Geoscape Buildings 3.0, we are focused on improving your use of our buildings data. The increased geometry, attribution qualities, and several quality enhancements accompanied with ease of use make Geoscape Buildings 3.0 a dataset where use cases are limited only by imagination.
Geoscape Buildings 3.0 helps you experience
Industry Use Case
When used alongside Addresses, Cadastre, Property and Trees, Geoscape Buildings data can support powerful risk analytics algorithms and gives insurers greater confidence that premiums appropriately account for risk.
Emergency Response Management
Use buildings data to model a flood, bushfire or other disaster and anticipate the impact on people and property.
The use of 3D buildings data helps create visualisations of design concepts for new development within the context of its surroundings. It reveals how it integrates with the local area and enhances stakeholder consultation while planning future development work.
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The location of a building, links to addresses in that building, the planning zone, road access, the presence of solar panels and a swimming pool are just some of the data elements that you can combine to help make the site selection process easier.
Geoscape Buildings, Cadastre and Planning data when integrated with interactive visualisation tools, can help proptech companies build solutions for their customers that can educate and excite them about opportunities in their area of interest.
Geoscape Buildings data used by Acoustic engineering companies enables them to produce noise models to support construction plans and activities.
Using our self-serve Data distribution platform, you can select and download the building outlines and heights you need for your project area. Input the data directly into modelling software such as SoundPLAN® and CadnaA® in minutes, eliminating manual work.
Researchers have used Geoscape Buildings data to see how affordable housing and its neighbourhood context impacts health. The characteristics of the places we live and how they may impact lifestyle activities and cognitive health. Geoscape data is used to generate new exposure variables for use across multiple research projects.
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Geoscape Self-serve Data Distribution Platform
Our self-serve data distribution platform lets you select your data and download it as you go.
- ESRI Shapefile
- MapInfo TAB
- ESRI Geodatabase
Geoscape Authorised Partners
The dataset is also available under licence from Geoscape authorised partners.
Additionally, if you are looking at building next-generation solutions for your customers, our partners’ program may be a perfect fit.
Unlock the power of spatial data by choosing the right partnership for your business.
How are our customers using Geoscape Buildings?
Buildings data is derived from satellite and aerial imagery. It all began with hand drawing buildings over satellite images and using the data to train artificial intelligence to recognise building features in imagery across Australia.
Geoscape’s ground control program ensures accuracy. Land surveyors surveyed key features seen in satellite imagery covering about 40,000 square kilometres. The images were then ‘pulled’ to their correctly surveyed location to align Geoscape data features.
Updates to Buildings are focussed on Australia’s fastest-changing areas with satellite and aerial image recapture guided by changes in land parcel data.
Geoscape Buildings provides data on 15 million+ buildings across Australia including:
- Building outline
- Ground elevation
- Planning zone
- ABS statistical area / Mesh Block
- Roof type / material / colour
- Solar panel indicator
- Swimming pool adjacent indicator
- Latitude/longitude of building centroid
Every building with a roof area greater than 9m2 is represented.
In urban areas – approximately 42,500 square kilometres – building outlines and heights can combine to form a 3D footprint.
Addresses associated with buildings are continuously updated. The full dataset also includes linkages to Australia’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF), along with cadastre, property and locality data.