Geoscape Data

Geoscape is a new initiative from PSMA that captures Australia’s observed built environment and anchors it in a reliable geospatial base.

The data set is regularly updated and links together numerous land and property features relating to:

  • Physical structures
  • Land and vegetation
  • Geographical locations

This includes 3D building attributes, land cover details and tree heights, in addition to information on roof materials, swimming pools, solar panels and more.

Visualisation of Chatswood Geoscape pilot

Geoscape differs from other existing urban 3D representations in three key ways:

  • The coverage is national – it will document the whole of Australia
  • It will be maintained on a regular basis so that it depicts the built environment as it changes
  • Geoscape includes linkages to other important geospatial reference data sets, such as geocoded address, property boundary data and the transport network