An Australian government-owned company has awarded DigitalGlobe a follow-on contract to provide a geospatial content management platform for a mapping initiative that seeks to host information on more than 15 million buildings across Australia.
PSMA Australia will implement DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform to generate geospatial content and location information for PSMA’s Geoscape continent-scale mapping product, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday.
Shay Har-Noy, DigitalGlobe platform general manager, said Geoscape will be integrated with the GBDX ecosystem, imagery and technology in an effort “to convert terabytes of imagery into precise information about the built environment for the entire Australian continent.”
Geoscape will work to help locate and characterize Australia’s structures to aid insurance risk modelling, urban planning, services delivery, emergency planning and management, business intelligence, research and policy development, DigitalGlobe added.
GBDX will provide information gathered from 2.9 million square miles of satellite imagery, DigitalGlobe and ecosystem partner technologies and crowdsourced data.
DigitaGlobe and PSMA Australia completed the first phase of the project in April.
PSMA Australia was formed by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to collate and manage national datasets.