Dataset Number558
Dataset TitleRoads
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Joint Custodian: Department for Infrastructure and Transport
Data Provider: Department for Infrastructure and Transport


DescriptionThe dataset represents navigable roads, including public and private access roads and tracks. A separate data layer stores 'unformed' DCDB centrelines which do not represent navigable roads. A limited number of associated features are stored separately as point features.
UsageUsed to provide a statewide spatial data coverage of roads. Can be used as a framework layer for spatial analysis and mapping within South Australia.

Data Quality

LineageThe dataset has been compiled from a combination of DCDB road centreline data and Topographic road data. In general, public road alignments have been sourced from the DCDB and private roads and tracks from the Topographic dataset. Road data in the pastoral regions of the State has been sourced from Geoscience Australia.
CompletenessDataset is complete over the whole State
Positional AccuracyAccuracy of road alignments varies throughout the coverage depending on method of capture. In general, roads captured through DCDB processes in urban areas are generally within +/- 5 metres of their true position. In rural areas the accuracy is generally within +/- 25metres. In pastoral regions sourced from Geoscience Australia the accuracy is of the order of +/- 125 metres.

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 Acquired01-JAN-1990
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyContinual
Maintenance MethodPublic roads are generally updated dynamically through DCDB processes based on plans of subdivision. Private roads and tracks are maintained through region-based update programs by heads-up-digitising from orthophotography and integration of data from other sources. Major road alignments are maintained through DPTI business processes.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
RoadsFeatureCode Long IntegerAS2482-based geographic feature description code
RoadsName textRoad name
RoadsRoadType textDescriptive component of road name, eg AVENUE
RoadsClass text8 Level road function hierarchy classification
RoadsSurface textRoad surface type e.g. Sealed, Unsealed
RoadsRouteNum textNational / State route number
RoadsStatus textRoad existence status ie Operational, Under Construction etc.
RoadsHorizontalAccuracy DoubleMetadata: Horizontal accuracy in metres
RoadsOnType textRoad on bridge, in tunnel etc.
RoadsFA_Class Long IntegerFire Access track classification eg. 1 Major, 2 Standard, 3 Minor, 4 Service
RoadsFA_Source Long IntegerSource of Fire Access class information eg. 1 DEW, 2 SA Water, 3 ForestrySA, 4 CFS
RoadsFA_AuditDate DateCurrency of Fire Access class information (date of audit)
RoadsCaptureSource Long IntegerMetadata: Source mapping program
RoadsCaptureMethod Long IntegerMetadata: method of data capture ie digitized etc.
RoadsFeatureSource Long IntegerMetadata: information source used to identify feature
RoadsFeatureRelDate Date Metadata: Currency of the feature / reference source currency
RoadsAttributeRelDate Date Metadata: Currency of the attribute data
RoadsFA_Method Long IntegerMethod of auditing Fire Access class information eg. 3 Desktop Audit, 2 Drive-through Audit, 1 Field Audit
RoadsTypeSuffix textSuffix portion of road name, eg smith road EAST
RoadsFA_Status textStatus of Fire Access class information eg. In Prep, Validated
RoadsFA_ValidationDate DateCurrency of Fire Access class information (date of sign-off)
RoadsRoadUseType Long IntegerRoad User access type 1 Public, 2 Authorised, 3 Private, 4 Restricted
RoadsRoadUseAuthority Long Integer Maintenance authority or entity authorising user access 1 LGA, 2 SAG: SA Water, 3 SAG: Forestry SA, 4 SAG: DEH, 5 Private: General, 6 FED: DPTI, 7 SAG: DPTI, 8 FED: Dept of Defence
RoadsRoad_Id Long Integer Link to Road Name Register
RoadsOne_Way textIndication of the direction of travel permitted along the road. (ie. two way or one way)
RoadsF_Elev short integerRelated to the start node to indicate a relative elevation in relation to connecting segments. Used to indicate a grade seperation at the end point. Connected segments with the same F_ELEV / T_ELEV at the point are at the same grade.
RoadsT_Elev short integerRelated to the start node to indicate a relative elevation in relation to connected segments. Used to indicate a grade seperation at the end point. Connected segments with the same F_ELEV / T_ELEV at the point are at the same grade.
RoadsCRRS_Road_No textUnique identifier for a road as defined by DPTI for roads maintained by or of interest to DPTI
RoadsCWY_Code textSide/ Carriageway for the designated road
RoadsTars_Road_No text Unique identifier for a road as defined by DPTI for recording crashes in Traffic Accident System
RoadsSuburbIdLeft Long IntegerSuburb to the left of the road segment
RoadsSuburbIdRight Long IntegerSuburb to the right of the road segment
RoadsPersistentID Long IntegerUnique feature identifier

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047

SA 5001