Geoscape land cover imagery and building polygons over Adelaide
Geoscape land cover imagery and building polygons over Adelaide

Geoscape is a national digital dataset which represents buildings, surface cover and trees for each State and Territory in Australia.

Additionally, Geoscape licensing includes access to linkages of other PSMA products, including:

  • G-NAF®
  • CADLITE® (Cadastre and Property)
  • Administrative Boundaries™ (Mesh Blocks, State/ Territory Boundaries and Suburbs/ Localities)

G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries are available under an open licence from the Common-wealth of Australia at www.data.gov.au and NAVIGATE has joined the Geoscape Buildings theme to these

Data quality and potential capture timelines will vary across Australia based on three categories, each category has been developed based on a number of factors including the probability of the occurrence of a natural events (e.g. flooding), population distribution and industrial/commercial activities. Areas with a population greater than 200, or with significant industrial/commercial activity in a visual assessment have been defined as ‘Urban’, areas meeting the same criteria however with known cultural or accessibility sensitivities have been defined as ‘Remote Communities’, and all other regions have been defined as ‘Rural Balance’.

The Geoscape Dataset is comprised of 3 themes: Buildings, Trees and Surface Cover.