1252.0 - National Localities Index, Australia - ASGC, 2002  
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OTHER RULES GOVERNING DATA REPRESENTATION IN THE NLI

The NLI aims to assist users to code addresses to the relevant Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Main Structure code. The many source materials which contribute to the Localities Index and Streets Sub-Index often represent Locality and Street data with a variety of spellings, punctuations and abbreviations.

Chapters 3 and 4 in this document describe what is recorded in each of the fields of the Localities Index and the Streets Sub-Index files. Other rules governing how source material should be represented are also applied to provide consistency in the NLI and these are set out below.


LOCALITIES INDEX
Rules applied to the Locality Name field:
All Locality Names are in capital letters;

No punctuation is used;

An abbreviation, ST, is used to represent the word SAINT where it is the first part of a Locality Name. At all other times it is shown as a full spelling;

The words MOUNT, PORT and POINT are not abbreviated;

The abbreviations RAAF and RAN are used for Locality Names involving Royal Australian Air Force or Royal Australian Navy bases;

Locality Name qualifiers such as North, South, Lake, Island and the like are not abbreviated; and

The Property Indicator field shows the P flag for Locality Names which in source materials are described as agricultural properties. Descriptors like Station, Homestead or Property are not used in agricultural property names.

Rules applied to the ASGC codes and the Major SLA name fields:

All ASGC codes used in the NLI are consistent with the relevant edition of the ASGC;

All Major SLA names include punctuations, abbreviations, and spellings which are consistent with the relevant edition of the ASGC; and

The Major SLA name is in capital letters.


STREETS SUB-INDEX

Rules applied to the Locality Name field:
Data are consistent with the Localities Index Locality Name field.

Rules applied to the ASGC code field:
The ASGC codes for State/Territory and SLA for each Street record are displayed. They are consistent with the relevant edition of the ASGC and the codes for the corresponding Locality Name in the Localities Index.

Rules applied to the Street Name field:
The punctuation, abbreviation and word treatment rules applied to the Locality Name field also apply to the Street Name field;

In the case of streets such as 'The Parade', 'The Esplanade', etc. the whole name is included in the Street Name field. The whole name is also included in the Street Name field in the case of streets such as 'The Avenue of Honour', where the street type does not occur at the end of the street name (ignoring the street direction if it is present). In both cases the Street Type field is left blank.

The NLI aims to have an exhaustive listing of the street patterning for a split Locality. There are also other features that are included in the NLI Streets file; these are not exhaustively recorded, but are added ‘subjectively’ and include:

  • walking tracks/4 wheel drive tracks/fire tracks
  • rural property names
  • shopping complexes/large buildings
  • schools/hospitals
  • retirement homes/hostels/caravan parks
  • reserves/recreational facilities
  • marinas/wharves/piers

Rules applied to the Street Type field:
The Street Type field shows the P flag for features of a split Locality which in source materials include descriptors like Station, Homestead or Property. Those descriptors are not displayed in the Street Name field.

Street Type 'BLDG' is used to indicate a feature that is neither a street or a property. In most cases these will be buildings in the everyday sense, but it is also applied to features such as Airports and University Campuses which would not normally be considered buildings.

In the case of streets such as 'The Parade', 'The Esplanade', etc. the Street Type field is left blank. The Street Type field is also left blank in cases where the street type does not occur at the end of the street name (ignoring the street direction if it is present), for example 'The Avenue of Honour'. In both cases the whole name is included in the Street Name field.

For a listing of valid Street Types used in the NLI see Appendix 2.

APPENDIX 2 STREET TYPES USED IN THE NLI

ACCESS
ALLEY
APPROACH
ARCADE
ARTERY
AVE (AVENUE)
BANK
BASIN
BAY
BEACH
BEND
BLDG (BUILDING)
BLVD (BOULEVARD)
BOARDWALK
BOWL
BRACE
BRAE
BREAK
BRIDGE
BROADWAY
BROOK
BROW
BYPASS
CANAL
CAUSEWAY
CENTRE
CENTREWAY
CHASE
CIRCLE
CIRCLET
CIRCUIT
CIRCUS
CL (CLOSE)
COMMON
CONCOURSE
COPSE
CORNER
CORSO
COURSE
COURT
COURTYARD
COVE
CRES (CRESCENT)
CREST
CRIEF
CROSS
CROSSING
CULDESAC
CURVE
DALE
DEVIATION
DIP
DOWNS
DR (DRIVE)
DRIVEWAY
EASEMENT
EDGE
ELBOW
END
ENTRANCE
ESPLANADE
ESTATE
EXPWAY (EXPRESSWAY)
EXTENSION
FAIRWAY
FIRETRAIL
FOLLOW
FORD
FORMATION
FREEWAY
FRONT
FRONTAGE
GAP
GARDEN
GARDENS
GATE
GATES
GATEWAY
GLADE
GLEN
GRANGE
GREEN
GROUND
GROVE
GROVET
HAVEN
HEATH
HEIGHTS
HILL
HUB
HWY (HIGHWAY)
INTER (INTERCHANGE)
ISLAND
JUNCTION
KEY
KNOLL
LA (LANE)
LINE
LANEWAY
LINK
LOOKOUT
LOOP
LOWER
MALL
MEAD
MEANDER
MEWS
MOTORWAY
NOOK
OUTLOOK
OVERPASS
P (PROPERTY)
PARK
PARKLANDS
PARKWAY
PASS
PATH
PATHWAY
PDE (PARADE)
PIER
PL (PLACE)
PLAZA
POCKET
POINT
PORT
PROMENADE
PURSUIT
QUAD
QUADRANT
QUAY
QUAYS
RAMBLE
RD (ROAD)
REACH
RESERVE
REST
RETREAT
RETURN
RIDE
RIDGE
RING
RISE
RISING
ROADWAY

ROTARY
ROUND
ROUTE
ROW
RUN
SERWAY (SERVICEWAY)
SIDING
SLOPE
SPUR
SQUARE
STEPS
STRAND
ST (STREET)
STRIP
SUBWAY
TARN
TCE (TERRACE)
THROWAY (THROUGHWAY)
TOLLWAY
TOP
TOR
TRACK
TRAIL
TURN
UNDERPASS
VALE
VALLEY
VIEW
VISTA
WALK
WALKWAY
WAY
WHARF
WYND
(BLANK)