Callpoint Spatial –  PSMA Geoscape Release 5 for telco built environment analysis (as featured in Comms Day 20th February 2018)

Callpoint Spatial now offers the latest expanded version of PSMA Australia’s Geoscape® – a colossal 3D built environment dataset.  Release 5 contains data on 12.3 million buildings across Australia.

Callpoint Spatial was the first PSMA reseller to license the commercial application of Geoscape back in 2016.  At that time, coverage was limited to 1.4 million buildings across two Australian capital cities.

With Release 5, Geoscape includes buildings data for Melbourne, Darwin, Newcastle and Sunshine Coast for the first time. All Australian capital cities and most major urban areas are now covered.

PSMA’s Geoscape provides a digital representation of each building, comprising a two-dimensional roof outline and, for urban areas, three-dimensional (3D) attributes such as eave height and maximum roof height.  Key to Geoscape is built-in linkages to PSMA’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) and CadLite dataset.

Geoscape also includes a pixel representation of areas identified from satellite imagery as tree coverage, including a tree height value for each two metre by two metre cell.  Surface cover is the second raster dataset within Geoscape, with 11 different types of surface cover classified including grass, trees, water, bare earth and road.

Callpoint Spatial has been working with Geoscape since its initial release to enable key telecoms customer applications.  For wireless providers in particular, especially those deploying or considering 5G, Geoscape’s rich vector data makes it very compelling for RF modelling and coverage planning.  Geoscape also has direct application within fixed wireless line-of-sight service prequalification.  To support these use cases, Geoscape delivers high resolution, two-metre surface cover data for Australia’s urban areas and tree height data at two-metre pixels.

Callpoint Spatial can ship Geoscape in various file formats and provide services to support these applications.

Above: 3D representation of Geoscape within Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas