Locations 100% open


What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published coordinate system). The data has to be available for the entire country. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Zipcodes
  • Addresses
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Data available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, TSV GNAF is provided as Pipe-seperated files that can be assembled into a relational database using supplied scripts https://www.psma.com.au/sites/default/files/g-naf_-_getting_started_guide.pdf
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes Dataset is updated and published quarterly
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps google search for national location data australia The release of GNAF has been well publicised in Australia and worldwide
licence_url https://data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-f The EULA terms are based on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). However, an important restriction relating to the use of the open G-NAF for the sending of mail has been added.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Reference material is provided for the assembly into a relational database. A version has been provided this year in single PSV file format. http://portal.govhack.org/datasets/2016/australia/psma/gnaf-flat-file-in-psv.html
collector_name PSMA Australia PSMA Australia Limited is an unlisted public company owned by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments
characteristics Zipcodes, Addresses, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Data available for entire country GNAF contains address, postcode and co-ordinates for every address in the country
location http://data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-fi - GNAF G-NAF (Geocoded National Address File) is a trusted index of Australian address information. It contains the state, suburb, street, number and coordinate reference (or “geocode”) for street addresses in Australia
GNAF is the national geocoded address file, and as such, it fulfills the requirements as it gives coordinates for all addresses including their postcodes, which is more accurate than postcode centroids or polygons. There are non-free versions of postcode boundaries (https://www.psma.com.au/products/postcode-boundaries) and centroids (https://postcode.auspost.com.au/product_display.html?id=4). The ABS also freely publishes approximations of postcode boundaries to coincide with the 5-yearly Census release http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/1270.0.55.003~July%202016~Main%20Features~Postal%20Areas%20(POA)~8

I thank dearly to Toby Bellwood for his attention and help with this review.

Meta data

Data location   http://data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-fi - GNAF
Data licence   https://data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-f
Data format   CSV, TSV
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Mar 22 2017 22:22:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)