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


15.8 million buildings now available

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

  • 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, engineering, acoustics 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 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 Cadlite/ G-NAF combination may not suffice.

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

2D Building footprints overlaid on cadastre

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


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

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

The light blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape’s separate Transport & Topography 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 (October 2018). The 3D extrusions reference the building polygon’s “max_height” attribution column

The blue street polyline layer is sourced from Geoscape's separate Transport & Topography 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 (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’s separate Transport & Topography dataset

Healthcare research

Access to land cover data including tree coverage can be useful to GIS analysis in the health care research sector.

Surface cover and trees map

Above: Geoscape Surface Cover & Trees (Adelaide March 2019)

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

Tree canopies and heights

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

Map of tree cover height

Above: Geoscape Buildings (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.

Aerial of solar panels

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.

Aerial of swimming pools

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.