Why We Are Measuring Every Building In Australia And Why You Should Care

Why We Are Measuring Every Building In Australia And Why You Should Care

15 Million Buildings available Now!

Seb Haan, 1 Dec, 2018

There have been vast improvements in technologies in recent years with enhancements in satellite imagery, machine learning and big data being only just a few. Together with the latest satellite data release provided by Geoscape, we added 1.5 million buildings to our database and are now able to capture location based insights for every address in the country and 15 million buildings in total!

By using spatial machine learning it is now possible - for the first time - to get precision 3D data for all buildings structures, trees, pools, solar panels, and landcover across the country.

Here are three great reasons you should be interested in Geospatial data:

  1. Make Better Business and Urban Planning Decisions

    Businesses can use spatial data analytics to make location based decisions before they enter an area. This allows them to plan ahead well into the future by taking into account a multitude of data layers, ranging from demographic to structural changes and detailed location insight. It has never been easier for Urban Planners to create interactive 2D and 3D models of entire cities instantly during the design and decision making phase.

  2. Predict Future Developments and Natural Risks

    Available transport, current or future land use and other amenities can be mapped and tracked. This allows local councils to efficiently plan and develop cities and towns, so that they can predict future developments and react accordingly using spatial intelligence and compliance technologies.

    Property and Home Insurance companies benefit from detailed tracking of structures and vegetation for risk analysis due to natural hazards such as fire, flood, or storm damage. Spatial machine learning adds unprecedented accuracy for these risk predictions as well as physical models to forecast the impact of future climate change on micro scales.

  3. Market Products to the Right Consumers

    Companies in the solar or pool business can search and filter the data to find which homes already have solar panels or pools. Once the data is filtered, these companies can market products to potential customers more efficiently by identifying the homes with the most potential to need their service. Using the data in this way will allow businesses to optimise their marketing efforts and be more competitive in the marketplace with the right messages for the right customers.

Urbanfinity launches Australia’s first Sustainability Index Report

Urbanfinity launches Australia’s first Sustainability Index Report

Find the most sustainable and most disadvantaged suburbs in your area!

Seb Haan, 24 April, 2018

Urbanfinity has released Australia’s only current Sustainability Index that seeks to create a reliable benchmark for Suburbs in NSW to compare their relative Sustainability outcomes. The 2018 Sustainability Index Report for NSW provides data and analysis, identifying key trends and emerging issues affecting Sustainability in NSW.

The index uses both Qualitative and Quantitative data theme analysis, against a set of sustainability indicators covering social and human, natural and economic factors and is underpinned by an all-encompassing theoretical framework of Sustainability which was recently defined by the National Sustainability Council of Australia.

The Index has the potential to assist in a variety of ways:

  • Suburb benchmark and performance, providing helpful information to the public and the Local Government.
  • New businesses selecting the best areas to establish their businesses.
  • Individuals selecting a suitable suburb for their home based on their aspirational ideal.
  • Assisting individuals and leaders to make educated decisions for a better future.
  • Local Governments deciding on strategic investment areas.

For more information on Urbanfinity’s Sustainability Index Report and to explore the complete index, visit our website: 

Sustainability Australia

For any inquiries, please contact us at sustainability@urbanfinity.com.au

Local Council Spatial Intelligence Data Released

Local Council Spatial Intelligence Data Released

Seb Haan, 5 April, 2018

Urbanfinity is excited to release to local governments the following update GIS layers:

  • Accurate building vector footprints
  • Building heights and building elevation heights
  • Floor-space ratios for all cadastral parcels
  • Secondary dwelling structures
  • Pool identification
The February 2018 Geoscape data update saw 3,465,773 new building features added to the national database, now with a total of 12,324,610 buildings. For New South Wales the number of buildings has increased by 777,463 to a total of 3,376,486. Almost every building (greater than 9 metres squared) and address in New South Wales is now mapped.
  • States can be defined by population distribution, industrial/commercial activities and the probability of natural events such as flooding occurring.
  • Building attributes including building footprints in 2 and 3 dimensions, building height, building elevation, roof material, solar panels and swimming pools are now available
  • Surface Cover at 30-meter resolution is now complete for all of NSW, and there has been a significant increase in Surface Cover at 2 meter resolution
The interactive map below shows our total coverage that is currently available, and that which is still awaiting release. As can be seen, updated data is available for the vast majority of NSW and most of Australia. The remaining data is expected to be released by mid 2018.

Urbanfinity provides detailed spatial intelligence and GIS layers including Big Data Efficiency and Aerial Compliance Tools.
Urbanfinity provides detailed spatial intelligence and GIS layers including Big Data Efficiency and Aerial Compliance Tools.

To find out more, or download a free sample dataset, visit our website: 

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For any inquiries, please contact us at service@urbanfinity.com.au