Gazetteer Lines

Dataset Number806
Dataset TitleGazetteer Lines
CustodianData Authority: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Data Provider: Location SA

Description

DescriptionThe State Gazetteer is the official record of place names in South Australia, as required by the Geographical names Act. As such it does contains the information relating to places that have been assigned or approved pursuant to the said Act, but also contains information relating to place names not covered by the Act. The aim for the gazetteer is to provide a single point of truth for place names information in South Australia. Gazetteer data is contained in three tables, being: GazetteerSites - a point data set containing the names of places in South Australia and the relevant attributes. GazetteerLine - a line data set showing the extent of linear features, linked to the point data through the RECNO field.
UsageExtent of the linear features as determined to date

Data Quality

LineageDerived by reference to naming decisions, topographic and other maps, explorers journals and other historical documentation.
CompletenessFeature extents are always being added and updated to this database
Positional AccuracyScaled from the best available topo maps and other sources, including some GPS fixes. It is appropriate to take due regard of the accuracy of the data capture in any proposed use of the data.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired16-NOV-2005
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodArcGIS update methodology
No restrictions - data can be downloaded for free under CC-BY licencing at http://dpti.sa.gov.au/data_download_portal/
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)

Attributes

TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Gazetteer.dbfOBJECTID CharacterStandard ESRI field
Gazetteer.dbfRECNO CharacterUnique record identifier
Gazetteer.dbfF_CODE CharacterFeature type stored as a 4 character code ¿ to be replaced with the three fields directly below
Gazetteer.dbfLATITUDE CharacterGDA94 Latitude
Gazetteer.dbfLONGITUDE CharacterGDA94 Longitude

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Land Boundaries
Postal Address101 Grenfell Street

ADELAIDE
5000
Emaillsgspatialdata@sa.gov.au