G-NAF makes it possible to verify a physical address in Australia and locate its position.
Every address within G-NAF is compared between the contributors and matched against authoritative spatial datasets to ensure that there is a legal land parcel, road or locality to verify the existence and quality of the address.
Many organisations rely on address databases to support efficient and effective service delivery. G‑NAF assists in address verification, reduced duplication and improved service delivery. G-NAF allows organisations to develop more accurate socio-economic and demographic analysis.
Fast incident response depends on knowing the exact location of the emergency. For example, the ACT Emergency Services Authority uses G-NAF in its computer aided dispatch system to improve its response to 000 calls.
G-NAF is used in a growing number of websites, mobiles phones and tablets, and personal navigation products to accurately located an address. This location intelligence provides connectivity between other services such as travel planning, imagery and features of interest information.
G-NAF has the capacity to prevent identity fraud, by allowing organisations to confirm the validity of a submitted address.