Gazetteer Standards and Conventions

The Scottish Gazetteer Conventions presents conventions for Scottish property and street gazetteers.

The Scottish Data Transfer Format (SDTF) details a specification for data transfer which is used by the One Scotland Gazetteer and the Scottish Road Works Register.

Copies of these documents can be obtained from the Knowledge Hub. To access the documents you will be required to:

- Register for the Knowledge Hub

- Find the group One Scotland Gazetteer Custodians

- Apply to join this group 

Date Title Link
January 2017 Scottish Gazetteer Conventions V3.1
April 2012 Scottish Data Transfer Format 1.1 V2.0


Further Guidance on Local Street Gazetteers can be found here:

Date Title Link
April 2006 (amended March 2013)  Local Street Gazetteers in Scotland - Summary Guide to Requirements for National Partnership projects Local Street Gazetteer Requirements National Partnership Projects
September 2010 Scottish Road Works Register Associated Data - Guidance Notes

RAUC(S) Advice Note 5 V3.01

Gazetteer Codes (as used in Advice Note 5)

March 2015 Gazetteer Conventions for Street Polygons Scottish Gazetteer Conventions for Street Polygons