Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: SANDS_MCDOUGALL_PUBLIC
Title: Historical Business Listings from Sands & McDougall directories
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005905
Custodial Program: Energy, Environment & Climate Change
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: The Sands & McDougall dataset is for use on the Victoria Unearthed website and is available for download.

This dataset contains the business listings from selected years of the Sands & McDougall directories, a pre-cursor to the Yellow Pages.

The dataset was created by digitising the business directories that were published at approximately 10 year intervals between 1896 and 1974. The extracted information includes the business name, address and business type as listed in the Sands & McDougall directories. The extracted address information was subsequently geocoded to provide a point location that can be mapped using GIS software.

Additional information has been provided to allow the accuracy of the results to be evaluated with each record containing the data used at each stage of the data capture process; from the extraction from the directory to the final QA checks.
Search Words: BUILDING
Nominal Input Scale: N/A
Currency Date: 14 August 2019
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: In Progress
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This view is available for use in the Victoria Unearthed instance of the MapShare sites. The information will be made available via data.gov.vic.au
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: SANDS_MCDOUGALL_PUBLIC
Title: Historical Business Listings from Sands & McDougall directories
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005905
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: The Sands & McDougall dataset is for use on the Victoria Unearthed website and is available for download.

This dataset contains the business listings from selected years of the Sands & McDougall directories, a pre-cursor to the Yellow Pages.

The dataset was created by digitising the business directories that were published at approximately 10 year intervals between 1896 and 1974. The extracted information includes the business name, address and business type as listed in the Sands & McDougall directories. The extracted address information was subsequently geocoded to provide a point location that can be mapped using GIS software.

Additional information has been provided to allow the accuracy of the results to be evaluated with each record containing the data used at each stage of the data capture process; from the extraction from the directory to the final QA checks.
Search Words: BUILDING
Purpose: The dataset is for display on the Victoria Unearthed website and is also provided for download.
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN1896
Ending Date: 31DEC1974
Maintainence and Update Frequency: As required
Stored Data Format: DIGITAL: ArcSDE Table
Available Format(s) Types: N/A
Lineage: Primary
Positional Accuracy: The positional accuracy of the records in this dataset is variable due to the nature of the source data. The dataset was created using an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process to extract the address and geocoding techniques to provide the position. The positional accuracy is affected by the limitations inherent with these techniques. Some issues such as changing street names, are exacerbated by the age of the records. The Sands & McDougall directories were not consistent in the amount of information captured as the business "address". In many cases, the "address" may only list the town or suburb for the business; more commonly for rural businesses. Where-ever possible, all of the available information was used in the geocoding process. The precision of each record is limited to the suburb or town centre, section of road, or a property. A percentage of records were manually verified against secondary source material to confirm the positional accuracy. A modern (July 2018) property address, street or locality as defined by the VicMap Property, Transport or Admin datasets has been captured for all records.
Atribute Accuracy: The attribute accuracy can be highly variable. Some attributes (such as business name, address and business type) have been captured by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The original OCR values are uncorrected and may include unprintable characters and other errors. Other data fields contain values as the record has been progressively corrected.
Logical Consistency: N/A
Data Source: Sands and McDougall business directories. All years, except 1896, are held as digital copies by the State Library of Victoria. Available years in this dataset: 1896, 1925, 1974.
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: 1/8 Nicholson Street
 East Melbourne  Vic 3002
 Australia
Telephone: N/A
Facsimile: N/A
Email Address: victoria.unearthed@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2019-08-08 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata:
Resource Name: SANDS_MCDOUGALL_PUBLIC
Title: Historical Business Listings from Sands & McDougall directories
Object Name: ENVIRONPROTECT.SANDS_MCDOUGALL_PUBLIC
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
ADDRESS ADDRESS O N VARCHAR2(130)
ADOPTED_CORNER ADOPTEDCNR O N VARCHAR2(80)
ADOPTED_LOCALITY ADOPTEDLOC O N VARCHAR2(40)
ADOPTED_STREET_NAME ADOPTSTNME O N VARCHAR2(80)
ADOPTED_STREET_NO ADOPTSTNO O N VARCHAR2(40)
ADOPTED_STREET_TYPE ADPT_ST_TY O N VARCHAR2(20)
ANZSIC_SUBDIVISION ANZSIC_SUB O N NUMBER(38,8)
ANZSIC_SUBDIVISION_TITLE ANZSIC_TTL O N VARCHAR2(255)
BUSINESS_NAME BUSNAME O N VARCHAR2(140)
BUSINESS_TYPE BUSTYPE O N VARCHAR2(100)
DIRECTORY DIRECTORY O N NUMBER(4)
DIRECTORY_TS DIR_TS O N DATE
GEOCODE_LOCATION_TYPE GCLOCTYPE O N VARCHAR2(30)
GEOCODE_PARTIAL_MATCH GCPARTMTCH O N VARCHAR2(4)
GEOCODE_RESULT_TYPE GCRESTYPE O N VARCHAR2(30)
GEOCODE_STATUS GCSTATUS O N VARCHAR2(45)
PAGE PAGE O N VARCHAR2(6)
POST_GEOCODE_LOCATION_QUALITY PGCLOCQUAL O N VARCHAR2(15)
PREGEOCODE_STATUS PREGCSTAT O N VARCHAR2(45)
QA_ISSUE QA_ISSUE O N VARCHAR2(40)
QA_LOCATIONTYPE QALOCTYPE O N VARCHAR2(40)
QA_SOURCE QA_SOURCE O N VARCHAR2(60)
QA_STATUS QA_STATUS O N VARCHAR2(40)
RETURNED_LOCALITY RETURNLOC O N VARCHAR2(40)
RETURNED_STREET_NAME RTNSTNME O N VARCHAR2(100)
RETURNED_STREET_NO RTNSTNO O N VARCHAR2(10)
RETURNED_STREET_TYPE RET_ST_TY O N VARCHAR2(20)
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA SEANNOCAD O N BLOB(4000,null,null)
SLV_URL SLV_URL O N VARCHAR2(100)
UNIQUE_ID UNIQUE_ID O N NUMBER(38,8)
VICMAPADD VICMAPADD O N VARCHAR2(80)
VICMAPPFI VICMAPPFI O N VARCHAR2(10)
VICMAPPRODUCT O N VARCHAR2(25)
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