15 million buildings, 7.6 million km2

The built environment at continental scale

National coverage

Geoscape will capture the whole of Australia and every building with a roof area greater than 9m2. That’s an estimated 15 million buildings across 7.6 million km2.


Geoscape includes linkages to other important geospatial reference datasets including geocoded address, property data and administrative boundaries, helping you to hit the ground running.

Regularly updated

The dataset will be maintained on a regular basis so that it depicts the built environment as it changes, with a special focus on the urban fringe and areas of high development activity.


Geoscape provides a digital representation of each building, comprising a two-dimensional roof outline, and for urban areas*, 3D attributes such as eave height and maximum roof height. Additional building features such as zoning, solar panels, adjacent swimming pools and roof materials, and linkages with address, cadastre and other geospatial foundations enable rich analytical insights.

*Urban areas are defined as areas with a population greater than 200 or with significant industrial/commercial activity.


Geoscape contains a pixel representation of areas identified from source imagery as tree coverage, including a tree height value for each 2m x 2m cell. Building data also includes maximum height values for all trees that intersect with the building.

Surface cover

In Geoscape, surface cover is classified into 11 different types, such as grass, trees, water, bare earth and road. This raster dataset contains two variations; one a high-resolution (2m) dataset representing surface cover within urban areas, the other a national 30m resolution dataset representing surface cover across all of Australia.

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