Aerial image (true ortho) mosaic of the City of Melbourne municipal area. The true ortho image has been corrected to provide a true ‘top down’ view of the city, removing building lean and other interference typically found in oblique aerial imagery.
The aerial image was captured May 2018 and is available for download in georeferenced (JPEG2000) and formats (JPEG).
- Capture Date: May 2018
- Capture Pixel Size: 7.5cm ground sample distance
- Map Projection: MGA Zone 55 (MGA55)
- Spatial Accuracy (XYZ) Supplied survey control used for control (Madigan Surveying) – 25 cm absolute accuracy
Whilst every effort is made to provide the data as accurate as possible, the content may not be free from errors, omissions or defects.
The model contains all of the elements that make up the City of Melbourne’s publicly accessible Development Activity Model. All of the geometry in the SketchUp scene was generated from this spatial data using a custom import routine that was built in ruby to make the most of SketchUp’s API. This process ensures that all of the data in the scene is clean and optimised for use in SketchUp. These optimisations involved all of the separate spatial layers being imported as discreet SketchUp scene layers and all building objects being appropriately grouped to ensure solid geometry integrity.
This simplified 3D model of the City of Melbourne was generated using a range of spatial layers already available from the Open Data portal including:
• Building Roof Prints
• Development Activity
• Property Base Layer
• Street Segments
The final scene is georeferenced using SketchUp’s native world coordinate system with the origin of the scene relating to X,Y in Map Grid of Australia coordinates (MGA94 Zone 55) or Lat,Lon in geographic coordinates (WGS84). The scene’s unit system is provided in metres.
No terrain or elevation model has been provided in the scene and as such there is no relation with any real-world height datum (i.e. the Australian Height Datum). The height of the buildings in the scene are generated from the input data which is given as the height of the building in the real-world, taken from the level of the ground at the base of the building to the top of the structure. The base of all buildings in the SketchUp scene is located at 0.0 metres in height which means that the relative heights between building objects in the scene are not accurate to in relation their real-world counterparts.
This simplified model of Melbourne City is intended for use in non-analytical, conceptual or hobbyist pursuits. This model is provided with the following caveats:
- The model is derived from a range of sources at various times and as such the content may not be free from errors, omissions or defects. Inconsistencies may occur in some data sets.
- The building models are representational only and are not intended for analytical or comparative purposes including, but not limited to, shadowing and/or sunlight studies.
While all due care has been taken to ensure the data of this website is accurate, current and available please note:
· there may be errors or omission in it
· there may be occasions where the data is not available and/or the website will be unavailable.
The City of Melbourne and its employees accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, claim, expense, cost or liability whatsoever (including in contract, tort including negligence, pursuant to statue and otherwise) arising in respect of or in connection with accessing, using or reliance upon the data in this website, or the unavailability of the data or the website.
This dataset contains spatial information about development activity located within the City of Melbourne municipal area. Developments may have one of four statuses. Applied, Approved and Under Construction, and Complete.
Site content is derived from a range of sources at various times and as such the content may not be free from errors, omissions or defects. Inconsistencies may occur in some data sets. The City of Melbourne uses its best endeavours to ensure that the information is reliable.
The development polygons are representational only and are not intended for analytical or comparative purposes. The polygons are simplified polygons of an indicative floor plate for the podium (if relevant) and tower. The height data is an approximation of the height of the building and does not show the architectural features of the buildings.
Further information is provided in the attached pdf document below. This is provided to help users understand the currency and reliability of the site content which often involves complex processes to derive the information. The aim is to provide users with facts about the source of the content and when it was collected. Users can then make an informed decision as to whether the site content is appropriate for their particular purpose and information needs.
Although all due care has been taken to ensure that this data is correct, no warranty is expressed or implied by City of Melbourne in its use.
The project monitors major new commercial and residential property development in the City of Melbourne municipality.
The outputs can inform short to medium-term supply forecasts in the commercial and residential markets. This data provides our current understanding of major development sites that are recently completed, under construction, planned or mooted in all of 13 small areas of the city.
For full details about this dataset and the meaning of each field, see the attached document.
This details the boundaries of all properties within the City of Melbourne. A boundary is described as a division between adjacent political entities, tracts of private land, or geographic zones. Boundary lines may be imaginary lines, physical features that follow those lines, or the graphical representation of those lines on a map. Boundary lines between privately owned land parcels are usually called property lines.