LINZ and its predecessors have been responsible for cadastral data in New Zealand for more than a hundred years.
Prior to LINZ, strata parcels were not generally mapped i.e. drawn on the various cadastral record sheets undertaken as part of the maintenance and indexing roles of the department, but some were captured for the subsequent Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB).
The DCDB provided the graphical index to survey records throughout New Zealand until the implementation of Landonline (2000-2002). As Landonline was rolled out to each Land District, that district’s DCDB data was converted into the Landonline database (also known as the Core Record System or CRS) and then decommissioned. Unlike the prior systems, Landonline is 'live' and reflects real-time transactions as it enables surveyors, lawyers and other land professionals (including Territorial Authorities) to search and lodge title dealings and survey data digitally. New parcel shapes are therefore survey accurate. However as the change to parcels (attributes or shape) is mainly driven by the subdivision process, only a small portion of the parcels dataset will be changing at any given point of time.