Geoscape Release 7 features new regional centres

Geoscape® Release 7 represents the latest improvements to our flagship product, incorporating customer feedback and input. Originally released in December 2016 as a dataset which captured the built environment of Adelaide, rural South Australia and Canberra, Geoscape is nearing product maturity to cover the entire Australian continent.

Our ongoing product improvements are the result of our customer responsive approach to product development, as each quarterly release provides us with the opportunity to directly address outstanding issues.

Release 7 features new regional centres in each state and territory, to incorporate 26 new cities and towns. The largest new Area of Interest is Dubbo in NSW and the smallest is Waratah in Tasmania.

The state by state list is:

  • Western Australia: Mandurah, Orana, Margaret River
  • Northern Territory: Batchelor, Ilparpa, Maningrida
  • Queensland: Dalby, Roma, Goondiwindi
  • New South Wales: Broken Hill, Dubbo, Tamworth, Orange
  • Victoria: Ballarat, Bendigo, Benalla, Geelong, Mildura, Werribee, Wangaratta
  • Tasmania: Smithton, Waratah, Devonport, Huonville, Burnie
  • South Australia: Rock Gully, Wallaroo.

The latest release increases Geoscape’s coverage by 15 per cent, to cover an additional 1.46 million new buildings.

Before the arrival of Geoscape, reliable and accurate geospatial models of Australia’s built environment were expensive, inefficient and difficult to create – particularly for regional areas. Now Geoscape is changing the way Australia’s built environment is captured, maintained and used.

The dataset continues to provide business intelligence and market research insights to a range of industry sectors, such as urban planning, infrastructure delivery, telecommunications and emergency management.

Geoscape is available through the PSMA Australia partner network as a data package, web service and range of software solutions. A data sample can be accessed via the Geoscape site and our free API trials are featured on the PSMA developer site.

“With Release 7 of our staged rollout this month, we’re fast approaching complete digital coverage of 15 million structures across 7.6 million square kilometres,” said Gerry Stanley, Technical Sales Manager at PSMA Australia. “That’s an entire continent, which is a world first.”

Geoscape data currently features all Australian capital cities and major regional centres. Release 8, scheduled for October 2018, will provide complete national coverage in one dataset. Subsequent releases will focus on maintaining data currency and introducing feature and quality enhancements.

Check out our Geoscape Showcase to learn how:

  • Sensing Value used Geoscape with four Greater Launceston local councils to support urban and regional planning
  • Pitney Bowes used Geoscape to work with us in creating a suite of 3D built environment datasets known as GeoVision.