Place Names

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

FSDF datasets in 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.