Geoscape Buildings - 3D data for Australia's built environment

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 Geoscape Buildings captures extensive 3D data about Australia’s built environment. Created using satellite and selected aerial imagery.

Geoscape Buildings includes:

  • Building roof polygon (including number of vertices and roof area)
  • Maximum roof height (above ground)
  • Average eave height (above ground)
  • Elevation (above sea level)
  • Primary roof material classification
  • Solar panel and swimming pool indicators
  • Zone and residential indicator
  • Image capture date
  • Review dates for Buildings, Swimming Pools and Solar Panels
  • Roof colour
  • Linkages to Geoscape G-NAF, Cadastre and Property
  • Raster data includes Surface cover and Tree cover (the latter with height)

 Why choose Callpoint Spatial for your Geoscape data needs?

We are Geoscape Australia’s first reseller to have licensed Geoscape Buildings

You gain access to the extensive experience we’ve built in helping customers across the telecoms, government, professional services, engineering, acoustics and tertiary/ health research sectors

Our value-added Extra edition, plus a range of customisation options

One stop: we license the full Geoscape data suite

So that you can meet your complete Geoscape dataset needs by sourcing from us

Our advisory capacity

 Callpoint Spatial Extra edition:

Geoscape Buildings is a rather complex dataset.  To help our customers, Callpoint Spatial’s Extra edition includes additional useful attribution. We perform the required processes for each jurisdiction on a quarterly basis.

Application Ideas

The resources on this page suggest potential applications across telco, professional services, health care, real estate and solar energy to name a few. For further details including licensing please contact us.

Telecoms – fibre optic

Telecoms – wireless

Professional services

Healthcare research

Tree canopies and heights

Solar panels

Swimming pools

Telecoms – fibre optic

For accurate fibre optic pricing and modelling, the Cadastre/ G-NAF combination may not suffice.

Being able to access building polygon data can be highly beneficial. Geoscape Buildings provides building footprint data.

Above: Geoscape Buildings (Adelaide March 2019).  Building polygons are shaded light purple

The green dots represent the coordinates of addresses, and are sourced from G-NAF

The black outlines represent land parcel boundaries, sourced from Cadastre

The light blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape Roads

 

Telecoms – wireless

The Geoscape Building outline, elevation and other data can provide important input to your RF propogation/ wireless network coverage modelling.

Above: Geoscape Buildings (October 2018).  The 3D extrusions reference the building polygon’s “max_height” attribution column.

The blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape Roads

Professional Services

When coupled with ABS data, Geoscape Building’s zoning and other attribution can support a range of geo-demographic modelling applications.

Above: Geoscape Buildings (Adelaide March 2019)

The building polygons are shaded according to the zoning colour legend on the left

The grey street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape Roads

Healthcare research

Geoscape Surface Cover raster data provides land cover classification for each pixel.  The data can be useful for GIS analysis in the health care research sector.

Above: Geoscape Buildings (Adelaide March 2019).

The black outlines represent land parcel boundaries, sourced from Geoscape Cadastre

Tree canopies and heights

Geoscape Tree Cover data is only supplied within Urban regions.  The data includes height attribution for each 2m x 2m pixel. This can prove useful in applications from conservation to wireless telecoms.

Above: Geoscape Surface Cover and Trees (Melbourne March 2019)

Tree heights are depicted by depth of green shading.

Solar Panels

Data regarding buildings with installed solar panels can be useful to the renewable energy and nascent domestic power storage industries.

Being able to identify suitable buildings (roof pitch, area and likely minimal shading) can facilitate potential new opportunities.

 Above: Background aerial imagery (c) 2018 Queensland Government

The red outlines (Geoscape Buildings October 2018 edition) show building polygons whose rooftops have been assigned a solar panel indicator.

Swimming Pools

Data regarding buildings that are deemed to have an associated swimming pool can prove useful across multiple sectors and applications.

Above: Background aerial imagery (c) 2018 Queensland Government

The blue outlines (Geoscape Buildings October 2018 edition) show building polygons that are deemed to have an associated swimming pool.