Open access to G-NAF increases efficiencies and productivity

Open access to G-NAF increases efficiencies and productivity

Public Data Geocoded National Address Data
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Aerial photograph with G-NAF point data overlaid

Since opening up access to G-NAF in February 2016, downloads for the data have increased to 3,600 times, compared to only 180 times over the 18 months prior. In a recent survey of end users of the G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries data, it was found that 73% have achieved efficiencies and/or productivity growth as a result of open access to G-NAF.

The survey shows data is being used in a wide range of applications including address verification, transport and infrastructure and the development of new products and services.

The Australian Government made PSMA Australia Ltd’s (PSMA) Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) and their Administrative Boundaries datasets openly available on data.gov.au, for use and re-use at no cost to end users, in February 2016.

G-NAF provides industry, the community and governments access to one of the most ubiquitous and powerful spatial datasets in a digital economy.

Infographic showing summary of key survey results

Read information on the survey results, G-NAF and Administrative Boundaries data.

Read the media Release from Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor