PSMA G-NAF (Geocoded National Address File) is Australia’s authoritative geocoded address dataset.
Callpoint Spatial package G-NAF in various forms and can also include attribution from PSMA and other datasets to meet your overall needs.
Core G-NAF features include:
- A national geocoded address dataset
- Uniform data structure across all States and Territories
- Breadth of interlinked tables to help support a range of applications
- Links to PSMA’s other datasets such as Cadlite, Transport & Topography, Geoscape and Administrative Boundaries
- PSMA’s commitment to ongoing data improvements
- Updated on a consistent, quarterly schedule in late February, May, August and November
Why Callpoint Spatial
- Our lengthy and in-depth G-NAF experience, for instance
- We engaged with PSMA Australia during the first IPND address accuracy audit that we conducted for ACMA in 2003. We recommended that G-NAF be used as the address reference dictionary for future audits; this recommendation was adopted
- We pioneered the use of G-NAF in our Local Government Area (LGA) Broadband Analysis reports that started in 2004
- We won the Metropolitan Broadband Blackspot Program (MBBP 2005) geospatial consultancy tender and extensively used G-NAF for that project
- We transitioned our address validation/ geocoding engine to G-NAF during 2004, and this has since been extensively refined. The engine is embedded within Callpoint Spatial’s Geocoder and Callpoint AQ Pro®
- Through G-NAF, we have helped 40 Australian telcos with their spatial needs
- Our advisory capacity
- One stop – we license all seven other PSMA datasets
- Ability to license either for your internal business use (EULA) or as part of a solution you are offering to your customers (Secondary Resellers)
- Inclusion of PSMA delivered technical support and warranties
- The wide range of standard formats and customisation options that we provide
PSMA G-NAF Lynx format
If you are seeking G-NAF in a ready form for upload into MySQL, Postgres or SQL Server databases, we can assist with PSMA’s Lynx edition.
Callpoint Spatial value-added G-NAF examples
As shipped by PSMA, the main Address Detail table includes 35 columns. Many customers however seek G-NAF that has been pre-processed and enriched so that it can be quickly put to productive use.
Callpoint Spatial specialises in cross-linking between PSMA datasets. We can also augment with third party data such as from ABS and Australia Post.
All our value-added datasets have three digit product codes. Example below.
Callpoint Spatial GIS Edition #112
Our GIS versions can be readily opened within popular mapping applications.
An extract around Parliament House, ACT is shown below. The shaded blue circles represent the spatial location of G-NAF addresses. The lines represent street centrelines sourced from the PSMA Transport & Topography dataset.
Callpoint Spatial’s standard #112 build includes 31 attribution columns. For brevity, the main fifteen columns associated with the example feature (highlighted by the purple asterisk on the map) below include:
Purple star – G-NAF coordinates for Australian Parliament House
Blue circles – G-NAF coordinates for surrounding premises