Open Data Projects
Open G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries
- Starts 26 February 2016
The Australian Government has entered into an agreement with PSMA Australia Limited (PSMA) to release one of the most requested ubiquitous, high-value datasets to the economy, PSMA's Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF), and their Administrative Boundaries datasets. These datasets are available through http://data.gov.au/.
The initiative to make the G-NAF openly available has been achieved through collaboration between PSMA and the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments. PSMA's success in aggregating data from across the jurisdictions has resulted in the development of an incredibly important and world leading national geocoded address dataset, which to date has been made commercially available.
The G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries datasets will be published under an open data licence at no cost to end users. The End User Licence Agreement terms for the datasets will be the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license, but open G-NAF will include a restriction relating to the use of the open G-NAF for mail-out purposes. G-NAF will be provided as a Pipe Separated Value (psv) file and the Administrative Boundaries dataset will be provided in common GIS formats. Updated versions of these datasets will be published on a quarterly basis.
PSMA Administrative Boundaries non-commercial licence trial
During the period July 2014 – February 2016, ANZLIC negotiated a trial release of the PSMA Administrative Boundaries dataset to the whole economy through a non-commercial licence. This trial has now ended.