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November 2, 2018

How many buildings in Australia? Geoscape achieves national coverage.

Geoscape® has achieved national coverage. With the October 2018 Release of Geoscape, we’ve mapped every building with a roof area greater than nine square metres across the entire Australian continent. That’s 15,243,669 buildings across 7.6 million square kilometres. Geoscape is a digital representation of Australia’s built environment. It’s our ‘buildings census’. We’ve counted them, recorded […]

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August 27, 2018

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 […]

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February 13, 2018

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 […]

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December 5, 2017

PSMA inspires new 2D building footprints product

Satellite image feature extraction processes, incorporating machine learning algorithms, are leading edge technologies being used to create geospatial data and map our planet. To date, these technologies have successfully extracted the attributes of over 8.8 million buildings across the Australian continent from satellite imagery for PSMA’s Geoscape®. Geoscape is an analytics-ready, 3D built environment dataset […]

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October 25, 2017

What’s at an address? Find out with Geoscape Release 4

This week’s Release 4 of Geoscape® saw the inclusion, for the first time, of buildings data for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Wollongong and Hobart, and the number of buildings contained within the dataset increase by 1.6 million to a total of over 8.8 million. It also saw the inclusion of surface cover at thirty metres resolution […]

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September 5, 2017

Geoscape among first to leverage WorldView-4 satellite imagery

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite WorldView-4, a satellite owned and operated by DigitalGlobe, was launched into space on 11 November 2016 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA and PSMA Australia’s CEO, Dan Paull, was there to witness it. PSMA is excited to have been the first of DigitalGlobe’s commercial customers to take advantage of the […]

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August 17, 2017

How does Geoscape ‘see’ surface cover?

Surface cover is one of three themes contained within Geoscape®. The other two are buildings and trees. Geoscape combines advances in satellite imagery, machine learning and big data processing to create a digital representation of Australia’s built environment. It’s the first time location-based information and data analytics capability have been combined and made available in […]

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July 3, 2017

Geoscape Release 3: PSMA extends location intelligence further across the continent

Image shows building footprints in Perth CBD as described by Geoscape. The rollout of location intelligence for the Australian continent’s 7.6 million square kilometres continues with Release 3 of Geoscape® by PSMA. Geoscape is an analytics-ready, built environment dataset providing location-based insights for every address in Australia. It combines advances in satellite imagery, machine learning […]

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June 15, 2017

Pioneering the world of geospatial big data

Thoughts from PSMA CEO, Dan Paull, on Geoscape within the ecosystem of geospatial big data. Geospatial trends over the past year have continued to take advantage of ubiquitous access to location data. Through the merging of geospatial data and the power of technology, maps have become dynamic and are providing more and more answers about […]

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June 2, 2017

Putting New Opportunities on the Map

The pace of technological change never fails to amaze. Within a decade, mobile phones have been transformed from voice and text-based communication devices to indispensable personal assistants. Fast forward another 10 years and we’ll likely be controlling most of our physical environment with voice commands. Your car might even drive itself. Not long ago, creating […]

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