Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS) Facility Data Set:
Attribute type is GEOLAT (Geocode latitude). Geocoding is being progressively actioned and at this point in time is completed for hospitals, public community health facilities, public residential aged care services, primary health centres that were previously declared hospitals, and public young disabled residential care service facilities.
Geocoding information for a facility is maintained in CRDS by Statistical Services Branch (SSB) using the geocoding service Property Location Service Plus (PLS Plus)-Public provided by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) or Google Maps as the source for the information. For Queensland Health facilities in remote areas where location details are not available on Google maps, geocoding data provided by Department of Health (DoH) is used as the source.
The following process is followed to assign geocoding information to facilities:
The facility addresses are first parsed through the PLSPlus-Public geocoding service.
Results with low confidence (confidence < 100) are then compared with results from Google maps to determine if greater accuracy can be reached.
If there is a difference of more than 0.00001 decimal degrees between the geocoding returned by PLSPlus-Public and by Google Maps, Google Maps is used as the source.
For facilities in remote areas where geocoding information is not available on PLSPlus-Public version or Google Maps, the geocoding provided by Department of Health (DoH) is used as the source.
Refer to data element Facility (CRDS)-geocode data source for more information.