Sensis has launched the Sensis National Address File – a database of geo-coded Australian commercial and residential addresses.
The Sensis National Address File contains more than 9 million addresses, drawn from Telstra’s expansive dataset, to allow government agencies, emergency services, dispatch and insurance companies to accurately locate the physical position of addresses across Australia.
The dataset contains address details including street name and number, suburb, as well as latitude and longitude points which are maintained and updated daily by Telstra and Sensis’ own research teams, which constantly research and capture road data to provide the most accurate and up-to-date dataset available in Australia.
The product will be on show for the first time at the spatial@gov Conference & Exhibition in Canberra, which sees Sensis exhibit alongside peak spatial organisations in Australia and New Zealand representing the public, private, research and professional sectors of the spatial community.
“In addition to providing a more accurate address dataset, the Sensis National Address File includes value-added information, including UBD map and grid reference data, as well as our existing landmark and points of interest database. It provides more spatially accurate destinations, to better connect people with locations," said Fred Curtis, Group Manager of Location Navigation at Sensis.
To protect privacy, the Sensis National Address File does not contain sensitive personal information such as names and phone numbers.
At the spatial@gov Conference & Exhibition, Sensis will also showcase one of its new mapping vehicles. Armed with five state-of-the-art cameras on its roof, the Whereis four-wheel-drive (4WD) is set to capture new road networks and key points of interest for Whereis to add to its extensive navigation map database of Australian cities, towns, landmarks and roads.
Whereis has a team of eight data-capture 4WDs on the road for most of the year, capturing details of the landscape, including road curvature, road slopes, lane markings and signs to sub-metre accuracy to provide Australians with the most up-to-date navigation mapping database available.