Geoscape Buildings - 3D data for Australia's Built Environment


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Geoscape Buildings captures extensive 3D data about Australia's built environment.
This initiative is based on aerial and satellite imagery

Geoscape Buildings includes:

Characteristics of Geoscape Buildings

  • Maximum roof height (above ground)

  • Average eave height (above ground)

  • Elevation (above sea level)

  • Primary roof material classification

  • Solar panel PV polygons and indicators

  • Swimming pool indicator

  • 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

  • Building roof polygon (including number of vertices and roof area)

  • Raster data includes Surface cover and Tree cover (the latter with height)

Why choose Callpoint Spatial for Geoscape Buildings?

We are Geoscape'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 and tertiary/ health research sectors

Our value-added edition plus a range of customisation options

One stop: we license the full Geoscape datasuite

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

Our advisory capacity

Geoscape Buildings - customised Callpoint edition

Geoscape Buildings is a rather complex dataset.  To help our customers, our customised edition includes additional useful attribution. We perform the required processes on a quarterly update basis.

Application Ideas

The following are suggested applications across telco, professional services and health care.
For further details including licensing please contact us.

Telecoms - fibre optic

A combination of G-NAF and Cadastre may not meet all Fibre optic use cases.

The polygon data within Geoscape Buildings can assist more accurate costings for new runs.  It can also better meet operational needs, particularly where multiple buildings are associated with the one primary address.

2D Building footprints overlaid on cadastre

Above: Geoscape Buildings. Building polygons are shaded light purple


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

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

The light blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape’s Roads dataset

Telecoms - wireless

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

3D Geoscape Building Polygons

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

The blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape's separate Roads dataset

Professional services

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

Colour-coded building polygons

Above: Geoscape Buildings


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

The light blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape’s separate Roads dataset

Healthcare research

Access to Surface Cover data can be useful to GIS analysis in the health care research sector.

Surface cover and trees map

Above: Geoscape Surface Cover

The black outlines represent land parcel boundaries, sourced from Geoscape's separate Cadastre dataset

Map of tree cover height

Above: Tree cover (green) overlaid on Geoscape Buildings (light yellow)

Tree heights are depicted by depth of green shading

Solar PV polygons

The Solar dataset provides polygons and attribution to support applications including market identification, modelling and analysis.

Attributes include area, estimated power output and PV technology type (monocrystalline, polycrystalline, thin film) per panel,

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Above: Geoscape Solar (red) overlaid on Geoscape Buildings (blue)

Light grey: Geoscape Cadastre

Black: Geoscape Roads

Tree canopies and heights

Geoscape’s 2m Tree Cover data provides height attribution. This can prove useful in applications from conservation to wireless telecoms.