NSW GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER (GNR)
The Geographical Names Register (GNR) is a database of the authoritative place names in NSW. Since its inception in 1966 the Geographical Names Board has recorded information in relation to NSW geographical names within in the GNR. There are currently over eighty thousand place names recorded in the GNR. On average, six hundred new place names are assigned and added to this database every year. Every record in this database has the provision for over thirty attributes ranging from spatial location information in respect to co-ordinate, map tile, parish etc. to cultural information on history, meaning and origin. The GNR also holds official information such as the names status and feature type and temporal information dealing with the gazettal date of the name.