Geoscape makes Australia’s built environment available to all

09 Aug 2016

PSMA Australia’s Geoscape will start rolling out across Australia later this year, delivering a comprehensive view and understanding of what exists at an address – for every address in Australia.

In addition to providing detail on buildings, attributes and land cover in 3D, Geoscape will also capture features such as roof materials and solar panels, swimming pools and tree height.

“Geoscape’s insights will provide local governments and commercial enterprises with an unprecedented amount of up-to-date data – aiding a wide range of decision-making activities, including insurance risk modelling, emergency modelling and management, business and marketing intelligence, policy development and service delivery,” said MapData Services General Manager Cassandra Barker.

Geoscape is further enhanced by linking to the PSMA’s other important geospatial reference data sets, such as geocoded address, property boundary data and transport networks – as well as external data sources through crowdsourcing and open data.

And while Geoscape has real-world applications for today’s environment, it is also designed with tomorrow in mind.

“As the Internet of Things gathers pace and the smart city becomes a reality, Geoscape stands as a significant world-leading innovation that will provide essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy,” said Dan Paull, Chief Executive of PSMA Australia.

The data will be maintained on a regular basis to ensure it depicts the built environment as it changes, and new attributes will be added based on market need and data availability.

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