An Australian spatial project capturing the location, distribution and physical characteristics for more than 15 million structures has received a major international geospatial excellence award.
Geoscape - a new initiative to capture Australia's built environment - was presented with the Geospatial World Excellence Award at the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
PSMA Australia's Chief Executive Officer, Dan Paull said it was a great honour to have Geoscape recognised by this important international geospatial forum.
'PSMA Australia is developing Geoscape to provide a greater understanding of what exists at an address -- buildings, features and land cover -- for every address in Australia,' said Dan.
'This award confirms Geoscape's innovation, originality and scale.
'We are working with DigitalGlobe to incorporate leading edge technologies such as high resolution multi-spectral satellite imagery, satellite derived digital surface model, high performance cloud computing, machine learning and automated feature extraction.
'Our ability to combine these disruptive technologies with authoritative government data will enable the capture of key built environment data such as 3D building attributes, land cover, tree heights, roof materials, swimming pools and solar panels across Australia's 7.6 million square kilometres.'
Dan said it is the first dataset of 3D building and land information to have national coverage in Australia and is a world-leading development.
'There are many 3D datasets that cover towns or sections of cities but nothing that comes close to the scale of Geoscape in providing such data for an entire nation or continent.'