Place Names

The Place Names theme focuses on foundation datasets for the names of cultural and physical features and their location and extent.

Sub-themes within this theme

Theme Purpose

Place Names are used to consistently describe and record the official and/or commonly-used names for the location of places and features and gazetted or historical information connected with those names.

Place Names are central  to:

Emergency response
Economic, social and environmental analysis
Cultural identity and heritage
Mapping and navigation
Providing a link / index function to other spatial and aspatial data

Theme Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of agreed Water data set(s) for all Australia.