Get data on every building across Australia’s 7.6 million square kilometres. Ready-to-use and consistently formatted.
Geoscape Buildings is a digital representation of every building in Australia.
Data attributes include building outline, addresses, planning zone and ABS statistical area. In urban areas, additional attributes include height, elevation, roof type and presence of solar panels.
Overcome your data sourcing challenges for a multitude of applications including modelling, 3D visualisations and analysis of the built environment. Avoid manual work, lead times, inconsistent formats and gaps in coverage with Australia-wide, ready-to-use buildings data.
What data is available ?
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.
Buildings data is accurate to between 0.2m to 2.5m horizontally and to 2m vertically in urban areas. In rural areas, it’s accurate to at least 10.9m horizontally, and usually better.
How can I get Buildings data?
We’ll find the best way to connect Buildings data to your project or business process. It’s available on demand, via API, as a full dataset or via a custom solution.
Data on Demand
- Self-select and download just
what you need.
- ESRI Shapefile (*.shp)
- Connect for live query and instant
- Whole-of-Australia data, when
you just need it all.
- ESRI Shapefile (*.shp)
- MapInfo TAB (*.tab)
- File Geodatabase (*.gdb)
- GeoJSON / JSON
- When you need something a bit
How is Geoscape Buildings created?
Buildings data is derived from satellite and aerial imagery. It 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.
How can you use Buildings data?
Geoscape Buildings streamlines data sourcing and reduces manual work, improving productivity in a multitude of applications including modelling, analytics, planning, marketing and logistics.
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.
Use 3D buildings data to create visualisations of design concepts for a new development within the context of its surroundings. Reveal how it integrates with the local area and enhance stakeholder consultation.
Use buildings data to model a flood, bushfire or other disaster and anticipate the impact on people and property. It helps guide risk management, early warning systems, emergency response and post-event assessment.
How are others using Geoscape Buildings?
SLR Consulting relies on Geoscape buildings data for noise and air quality modelling and visual amenity assessments.
Windtech simplified and automated data sourcing for creating models of buildings for wind tunnel testing using Geoscape data on demand.
Geoscape Buildings in digital city models helps simulate how planning decisions affect the future functioning of Greater Launceston.
Download the Geoscape Buildings Product Description detailing the full dataset specifications.
Download the 12-page brochure Geoscape: The digital Australia.
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