National coverage: 15,243,669 buildings, 7.6 million km2

Understand the built environment on a national scale.

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National coverage

Geoscape captures all of Australia including every building with a roof area greater than 9m2. That’s 15,243,669 buildings across 7.6 million km2.

Integrated insights

With useful links to other important geospatial datasets including geocoded address, property data and administrative boundaries, Geoscape is the complete package.

Regularly updated

As Australia changes, so does Geoscape. Regular updates focus on the urban fringe and areas of high development activity.

Buildings

Geoscape gives a digital representation of every building. It’s a two-dimensional roof outline, and for urban areas*, 3D attributes such as eave height and maximum roof height are included. Other 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.

Trees

Geoscape contains a pixel representation of tree coverage, including a tree height value for each 2m x 2m cell. Building data also includes the maximum height 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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