ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata
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Fire and Emergency NZ Localities
The Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset provides suburbs (urban areas) or localities (rural areas) for all New Zealand. The data also includes in-use geographical names and alias names.
The complete dataset is comprised of this spatial dataset, as well as three aspatial auxiliary tables.
NZ Localities are used by Fire and Emergency NZ for locating and responding to emergencies within New Zealand. Coverage includes the New Zealand mainland, Stewart Island/Rakiura and offshore islands, as well as lakes and inland islands.
This dataset is maintained by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and has been made available via the LINZ Data Service as part of LINZ’s key datasets for resilience and climate change programme.
For detailed metadata about this dataset, see the attached Fire and Emergency NZ Localities Data Dictionary below.
**Licensing** The Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). However, an additional request has been made to users of this dataset.
Important: This dataset is used by Fire and Emergency New Zealand in the delivery of emergency services and helps in confirming where to send emergency services. As such, the factual accuracy of this data is very important.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand therefore requests that you do not:
- alter the data in any way that changes its factual accuracy. For example, do not change suburb boundaries and/or naming conventions; and
- knowingly make any misrepresentations or misstatements about the data or Fire and Emergency New Zealand; and
- knowingly do anything that adversely reflects on the data, or the reputation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
**Official names** The Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset currently contains many names that are not the official names for those features, suburbs or localities. The New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, [Section 32](http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2008/0030/30.0/DLM1065412.html) requires all official documents to identify names which are not the official place names as recorded in the [New Zealand Gazetteer](https://gazetteer.linz.govt.nz/). Please refer to the New Zealand Gazetteer for information on which names are official in this dataset.
The Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset is used to verify area location information for any place in New Zealand. Its primary use is to aid in location-based identification and assist emergency staff to be able to respond quick to a call without confusion. As such there are a few specifications that are used to define a locality. The geographic subdivisions in the Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset may be also used as building blocks for larger subdivisions such as cities and towns. This dataset provides Fire and Emergency New Zealand a single source to be used for the following:
- communication centres to locate, verify and for dispatching
- for reporting (generally in aggregated areas e.g. suburbs)
- evaluation and planning, especially for medium term deployment and resourcing
- a common dataset to be used when exchanging information with other agencies
Released by LINZ under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) with:
Following Request: To ensure the factual accuracy of this dataset for the delivery of emergency services, Fire and Emergency New Zealand requests that you do not: - alter the data in any way that changes its factual accuracy. For example, do not change suburb boundaries and/or naming conventions; and - knowingly make any misrepresentations or misstatements about the data or Fire and Emergency New Zealand; and -knowingly do anything that adversely reflects on the data, or the reputation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Following Disclaimer: LINZ gives no warranty in relation to the Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset, including its accuracy, reliability and suitability and accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to any loss, damage or other costs relating to the use of any material, any compilations, derivative works or modifications of the material.
Following Attribution: "Licensed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand for reuse under CC BY 4.0 and sourced from the LINZ Data Service"
For further attribution details, please follow the standard advice at: https://www.linz.govt.nz/data/licensing-and-using-data/attributing-linz-data
Localities are built mainly using LINZ cadastral data that is no more than three months old. The exception to this is where a territorial authority has gazetted their suburb boundaries which we use even though they may not follow cadastral boundaries. Coastlines are a mixture of cadastral data and topographical data - which is used where it has been found that relevant detail falls outside the cadastral "coastline".
Released by LINZ under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) with: Following Attribution: "Sourced from the LINZ Data Service and licensed for reuse under CC BY 4.0" For details see https://www.linz.govt.nz/data/licensing-and-using-data/attributing-linz-data