The Location Index is a user-centred, world-first design that uses Linked Data, Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) and Social Architecture that will give government, business and the community open access to many different types of data that:

  • is trusted and stable
  • is easy to use by non-experts
  • is easy to join with other data
  • is easy to share and re-share
  • gives reliable results again and again
  • has clear and simple rules around its use.

The Location Index project brings together socio-economic, statistical and environmental data and provides it through one central point. This analysis-ready data has many uses. It can be used by the Australian Government and business for better decision-making, planning and service delivery.

Using Location Index data will reduce the costs of getting data, make data work better with other datasets, and make it clear to see how data was made and what is planned for a dataset’s future.

The Location Index project includes:

  • a framework of location, location indexes and governance structures
  • policies and standards that support intelligent and widespread use of the Location Index
  • applications for users to work with the indexes and relationships and make it easier to link and analyse data to support decision making.