Open data – delivering value is not a conjuring act

PSMA would like to see the conversation move beyond the ‘free or fee’ argument to a deeper discussion focused on what needs to be done for an open data framework to deliver the benefits espoused in this rhetoric – benefits we all seek.

International organisations signal intent to share knowledge and support global demand for authoritative geospatial information

PSMA Australia has signed a letter of intent mapping out steps for closer cooperation with EuroGeographics, the Development Bank of Latin America and the Pan-American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH).


2014 marks a decade of confidence in G-NAF addresses

2014 marks the first decade of Australia’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) – a time during which this new benchmark for geocoded address accuracy has become widely accepted.

3 iPad Airs – the lucky Locate14 winners

The Locate Conference is a new and significant event on the geospatial industry calendar. Three delegates might, from now on, even consider the occasion an auspicious one…

At Locate14 (Canberra, 8th and 9th of April), many industry representatives were kind enough to respond to our survey questions, with three randomly selected winners to receive an iPad Air for their efforts.

Congratulations to the winners:

1. Simon Costello, Geoscience Australia

2. Henry Handley, Handley Surveys

3. Kerry Smyth, Spatialize

And thank you to all who offered us your valued and valuable feedback!


Australian location information technology wins International Award

21 August 2013

An international award has been won by a geospatial information technology project developed by PSMA Australia.

Data Release

May 2013 Dataset Updates

PSMA Australia releases significant updates to its suite of national address and mapping information datasets including G-NAF, Cadlite and Administrative Boundaries.


Web mapping solution developed by PSMA Australia wins industry award

13 July 2012

The International Map Trade Association (Australia & New Zealand) presented the 2012 Gold Award for Best Internet Website to PSMA Web Map Tiles at an award function held at the association’s conference in Brisbane on Monday 9 July.

NBN Co selects G NAF

March 2012

NBN Co have entered into an agreement pursuant to which NBN Co will use Australia’s geocoded national address file, G-NAF, for address information to support the planning, roll-out and operation of the national broadband network.