What geospatial standards does QuickSight use for Australia

I noticed that when I use the geospatial charts for mapping in Australia, not all geographic areas map. What standard does QuickSight use for Australian mapping. State/postcode/lat/long are straightforward, however county and city are not clear (Australia does not have what we typically call ‘counties’).

Hi @TillyC
did you checked



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Hello @TillyC, did the documentation @ErikG linked help you find the information you needed related to mapping on geospatial charts in Australia? If so, please mark his response as a solution or if you are still having issues let us know and we can help you find the answer. Thank you!

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Hi, no it does not - I had already reviewed the documentation. Nowhere in the documentation does it explicitly state the standards for geocoding that are used in Australia for county and city for example I am wanting to know if it is ABS standard or Electoral role standards etc.

Currently when a location is not mapped, I am having to use excessive trial and error until each location name is accepted by QuickSight. It would be great if there was a list of accepted values or I could be referred to the standard being used so I could look up the accepted values myself.

Hello @TillyC, I understand that can be frustrating, I will see what information I can find to assist you. What location values are you using for your geospatial mapping? I see you mentioned State/postcode/lat/long and that counties are an issue in Australia, are cities similar? Any and all information you can give about the geospatial data you are working with will help me find a solution to the problem you are facing.

Hi Dylan,
I am using the ABS standard data

  • ABS Country = Country in Quicksight (no issues)
  • ABS state_name_2021 = State in QuickSight (no issues)
  • ABS Sa4_name_2021 = County in QuickSight (some issues)
  • ABS SA3_name_2021 = City in QuickSight (some issues)

Hello @TillyC, based on the information you have shared I would recommend filing a case with AWS Support where we can dive into the details so that we can help you further. Here are the steps to open a support case. If your company has someone who manages your AWS account, you might not have direct access to AWS Support and will need to raise an internal ticket to your IT team or whomever manages your AWS account. They should be able to open an AWS Support case on your behalf.

AWS Support should have some more concrete information on this issue and be able to provide more direct assistance. I hope this helps!