NZ Road Centre Line (Electoral) (Deprecated)


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01 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 01 Jul 2017.

As of June 2017, this dataset has been replaced by the NZ Roads (Addressing) and NZ Roads Subsections (Addressing) datasets and will no longer be updates. See NZ Roads Data Dictionary for field mappings to the new dataset.

This source Landonline data exists in order to provide linear geometries against which official road names and street addresses can be recorded. Its purpose is also to enable automated meshblock address reports (for electoral and statistical purposes) so as to identify the presence of a road name in meshblocks where street addresses do not exist.

A road centreline in this layer will typically consist of several road centreline geometries from Landonline that have been associated to the same road name.
In Landonline a road name is commonly assigned to multiple stretches of roading such as between intersections with other roads. A road name is also commonly duplicated across the country e.g. "Queen Street", "High street" etc.

For this layer (as opposed to the Road Subsections Layer. Individual road sections have been aggregated to a single road centreline geometry for each locality. Thus, for example, State Highway 1 has individual sections for differing towns and whenever it crosses a Territorial Authority boundary.

Because some roads have multiple names for part of their lengths, some road centreline geometries will duplicate parts of other roads even though there is in reality only one road formation.

The road centrelines recorded in Landonline do not represent actual road formation, nor do they represent legal access. They must not be considered as topographic, cadastral, or legal.

As a general rule those that are not within a Road Parcels Layer should be treated as being of highly variable accuracy. They do however meet the purposes for which they have been captured, and can provide a valuable resource for other purposes provided that the user(s) understand their origin and consequential limitations.

The purpose of the location field is to enable differentiation between roads of the same name in the dataset. It should not be considered official nor part of a valid postal address. It can however be used as an indicative guide to location within a Territorial Authority, or in the case of regional road networks, as an indicative guide to location within New Zealand.


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Category Roads and Addresses
Tags New Zealand
Regions New Zealand
Metadata ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core
Technical Details
Layer ID 50818
Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 74803
Primary key id
Attributes id, name, locality, territorial_authority, name_utf8, locality_utf8
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed
Added 17 Jul 2011
Last updated 1 Jul 2017
Revisions 322 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on July 1, 2017 from Postgres in NZGD2000.