February 2020 release of G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries now available

Tell us what you think about the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) and Administrative Boundaries data

The February 2020 release of the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) and Administrative Boundaries datasets are now available for download.

PSMA Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF)

We encourage users of the data to update to the latest versions.

We also invite users to provide feedback on the openly available G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries data by completing a short 10 minute survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39CQCFT. Your feedback is important for informing future directions of this open data initiative.

This survey will help us better understand the innovation, efficiencies and productivity achieved across the economy through open access to the G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries data. It will also provide insights about the accessibility and useability of the open data.

This survey is published and managed by the Spatial Data Policy Section, Data Management and Analytics Branch, in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. We greatly appreciate any information or case studies your organisation can provide.

All information provided will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and in accordance with the department’s Privacy Policy. Information provided will only be used as aggregated data to inform policy decisions, unless you specifically agree to provide a case study of your organisation’s use of the open data.

Responses to this survey are due by 20 March 2020 .

Background on the openly available G-NAF

  * In February 2016, the Australian Government made PSMA’s [Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF)](http://www.data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-file-g-naf) and [Administrative Boundaries](https://data.gov.au/dataset/ds-dga-bdcf5b09-89bc-47ec-9281-6b8e9ee147aa/details) data openly available via [data.gov.au](http://www.data.gov.au/) with updates published quarterly.

  * The G-NAF is one of Australia’s most ubiquitous and powerful spatial data sets and is now available free of charge. The G-NAF contains more than 13 million Australian physical address records. Making the G-NAF openly available has removed licence barriers and enabled greater use of the data and opportunities for innovation.

  * The G-NAF can be used for a wide range of business or operational purposes, such as infrastructure planning, business planning and analysis, logistics and service planning, emergency and disaster response, personal navigation and mapping, fraud prevention, address validation at the point of entry, and effective government service delivery and policy development.

  * In its first year of open release, the G-NAF was downloaded more than 2,500 times. In 2019 it was downloaded almost 14,000 times.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the survey, your feedback is appreciated.

Kind regards,

Spatial Data Policy Section
Data Management and Analytics
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources