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


17.6 million buildings (September 2022)

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 indicator

  • 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)

  • Surface Cover and Tree cover (the latter with height attribution) are separate companion datasets

  • For solar panel polygons, please refer the separate Geoscape Solar dataset

Application Ideas

The following are applications across fibre telco, wireless telco and professional services.
For further details including licensing please contact us.

Telecoms - Fibre optic On-Net

Does your Fibre On-Net determination process soley rely on G-NAF address data?  If so, are you aware of cases where G-NAF has no sub-addresses, yet multiple distinct buildings exist at a given site?  See below for example map.

Given that fibre is run to specific buildings at a site, the above scenario could highlight an issue within your current Fibre service prequalification processes.  We can help in the first instance by highlighting the differences between G-NAF and Buildings.

Buildings - Fibre On-Net example1.png

Above: Geoscape Buildings. Building polygons are shaded light purple

The red stars represent G-NAF address coordinates

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

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

Telecoms - Fixed Wireless On-Net
(Line of sight based on buildings)

Does your wireless service prequalification determine On-Net based on whether the GNAF address point is spatially within your RF coverage polygons?  If this is the case, then you may be experiencing either false positives or false negatives.


Note how in the map below, the GNAF coordinates fall well outside the respective building polygons.  By licensing the Buildings 3D dataset, your processes can more accurately assess "roof top On-Net".

GNAF points outside of Buildings example

Above: Geoscape Buildings (purple shaded regions) overlaid on Geoscape Cadastre (grey outlines).

Red stars represent GNAF address points.  Labels are street numbers.

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

Telecoms - Fixed Wireless On-Net
(Line of sight based on trees)

Geoscape’s 2m Tree Cover data provides height attribution. This can prove useful in line-of-sight fixed wireless telecoms applications.

Line of sight (trees).png

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

Tree heights are depicted by depth of green shading

Professional services

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 Roads 

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

Buildings is shipped with a range of attributes.  For applications that require additional attribution, we have the experience and expertise to assist.

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

Established over 18 years of licensing spatial data

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