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Gazetteer of Australia 2010


This data and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

The Gazetteer of Australia provides map-makers and the public with authoritative information on the location and spelling of approved place names. The 2010 release of the Gazetteer is the 10th edition with information held by the relevant State, Territory and Commonwealth naming authorities. The place names in this Gazetteer are a subset of the complete information sets held by each of the relevant agencies. For example, the full dataset held by the Geographical Names Board of NSW contains information on the history of a name and its derivation. Also, some features such as the names of roads, which may not be held uniformly by the naming authorities, have not been supplied. The State and Territory agencies are the relevant authorities responsible for place names in their respective States and Territories. The Australian Hydrographic Service is the authority for maritime place name features, while the Australian Antarctic Division provides additional information on Heard Island and McDonald Island. Geoscience Australia provides additional information for Norfolk Island and unofficial homestead names for NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

Dataset History

The Gazetteer of Australia was compiled using data provided by each of the State and Territory place naming authorities, the Australian Hydrographic Service, the Australian Antarctic Division and Geoscience Australia.

The 'Name', 'Status', 'Variant Name', 'Longitude' and 'Latitude' fields remain as provided by each of the custodial authorities.

The following modifications and additions have been made to other fields by Geoscience Australia during the Gazetteer production process:

* Inclusion of prefixes to values in the 'Record ID' field indicating the authority which provided them; and

* Mapping of some non-compliant feature codes to Gazetteer feature codes;

The Gazetteer has also been value-added by the inclusion of the following fields:

* 'State ID' to indicate the state/territory or administrative area the feature falls in;

* '100K Map' to indicate the 100K map sheet that the feature falls in;

* 'Concise Gazetteer' to indicate place names that form Australia's contribution to the Composite

Gazetteer of South-East Asia and the South-West Pacific. Features selected are determined by each of

the State and Territory place name jurisdictions; and

* 'CGDN' to indicate place names eligible for use in Community Geographic Domain Names.

Further information can be found at http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/gcat_a05f7892-f9c2-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6/Gazetteer+of+Australia+2010+Release

Dataset Citation

Geoscience Australia (2014) Gazetteer of Australia 2010. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 14 June 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/67dc76bb-e8e5-4541-ac72-8f21a4f312fd.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Gazetteer of Australia 2010
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/9ca99737-91f1-42ea-a9c1-cb82a1cd559e
Date Published 2016-03-29
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-29 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program