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Pitney Bowes' GeoVision® dataset is a nationwide representation of Australia’s built environment. It has been developed using the building, surface cover and tree themes from PSMA’s Geoscape® products (Australia’s only nationwide representation of the built environment) with enhanced data models and insights that both simplify and improve its use.

GeoVision® provides a complete picture of the 15+ million buildings in Australia at an unprecedented level of accuracy and attribution plus information about the surface cover around the buildings. It allows you to easily associate an immense amount of information to an address, including:

  • Buildings – including maximum roof height, eave height and roof complexity for the majority of buildings, enabling 3D modelling
  • Zoning – indication of primary use such as residential, commercial, industrial and community
  • Solar panels
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tree risk – trees overhanding the roof through to highly detailed tree risk
  • Associated land parcels – property boundaries and legal land boundaries
  • Surface cover – the coverage of the adjacent areas or associated property such as grass, hard surfaces and trees

GeoVision is not static – updates will be provided, capturing the change in the urban environment over time. Changes will include new suburb growth, expansion of high density areas, surface cover in urban areas and linkages to address and property information.

Source: PSMA Australia, Pitney Bowes, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Access the Pitney Bowes Software & Data Marketplace to download data samples, visualise data on a map, download your licensed data and more:



Viewshed analysis

Using MapInfo Pro Advanced and Pitney Bowes' GeoVision to perform viewshed analysis for telecommunications applications.


GeoVision Demo Video

Demonstration of Pitney Bowes' new GeoVision data set being used within Spectrum Spatial Analyst.

Geoscape Case Study

Pitney Bowes has partnered with leading geospatial data supplier PSMA to create GeoVision®

Industry Examples

Public Sector

Town planning, compliance, emergency planning and management, visualisation, policy development, service delivery.


Improved risk assessment, premium determination, claims assessment, reduction of customer onboarding questions.


Line of sight and viewshed analysis, market location analysis, RF modelling, connection points.


Building locations, solar installations, connection points to the building, planning.

Real Estate

Automated valuation, marketing, farm mapping, asset evaluation, visualization, development planning.

Market Insights

Size and density of buildings, land usage, urban environment, property features (open space, swimming pools, solar panels).

Product Overview


All of the data provided by PSMA’s Geoscape, enhanced and simplified for ease of use and power of analysis.


The Geoscape file structure has been simplified to enable it to be utilised directly without the need for complex queries or the definition of views. All of the linkages such as address and cadastral information have been populated thus saving significant effort when utilising the data.


Pitney Bowes has also enhanced Geoscape to include address, postcode, locality, Local Government area and census boundary information to simplify reporting and analysis.

Features and Configurations


The only nationally consistent and complete representation of the built environment

Building details

For every building, GeoVision contains details of:
  • Address (from Pitney Bowes' G-NAF Premium Product)
  • Cadastral Parcel Identifier
  • Property Information
  • Zoning
  • Suburb and Locality (from Pitney Bowes' premium Suburbs and Localities product)
  • Postcode (from Pitney Bowes' premium Postcodes product)
  • Local Government area
  • SA1 and Mesh Block (from the Australian Bureau of Statistics)  


GeoVision provides a vector polygon outline of every building with the following attributes:
  • Roof area           
  • Roof pitch/complexity  
  • Maximum height of overhanging trees
  • Number of roof vertices              
  • Ground level building centroid  
  • Maximum roof height   
  • Swimming pool indicator             
  • Roof material    
  • Solar panel indicator      
  • Residential land use indicator     

Landcover and tree height

Landcover and Tree Height (as a GeoTIFF and enhanced as a Pitney Bowes MRR- Multi Resolution Raster, to enhance performance)

  • Impervious surfaces - Built up areas, roads and paths, bare earth, and buildings.            
  • Vegetation - Tree coverage, grass coverage, and unspecified vegetation
  • Water  

Release Details


Australia wide

Release Schedule


Unit of sale

Australia; State; Per km2; Per attribute layer


PSMA Australia; Pitney Bowes; Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)