ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata
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NZ Property Titles
This layer provides title information (excluding ownership) where there is a data link to one or more primary parcels.
A title is a record of all estates, encumbrances and easements that affect a piece of land. These are now known as Computer Registers incorporating Computer Freehold Registers, Composite Computer Registers, Computer Unit Title Registers and Computer Interest Registers.
This data set removes all ownership fields so that it can be freely distributed. If ownership information is required, the Title & Owners layer and Owners layer; enables this via more restrictive licensing.
An object has been constructed using the parcel shapes where a data link exists. However there can be multiple parcels associated with a title, and a title may only have a part share in a parcel. The constructed shape representing the title will therefore be an aggregation of all parcels that the title is associated with. The ‘spatial extents shared’ attribute when equal to ‘false’ will indicate that title has exclusive interest over all of the shape (this will be case for the vast majority).
The originating data for parcel/title associations includes some non-official sources where the official data does not support a link. For more information [see](http://www.linz.govt.nz/about-linz/linz-data-service/dataset-information/cadastral-titles-data)
This layer provides title information (excluding ownership) where there is a data link to one or more primary parcels
Following Disclaimers: 1. This data is made available through the LINZ Data Service and is based on information contained with Landonline (New Zealand's Official Title and Cadastral System)
2. Not to be used for defining legal parcel boundaries or transacting land
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The function of the Registrar-General of Land is to provide a system, whereby the ownership of land can be legally evidenced, under which dealings with it can be effected and recorded.
From the earliest days of colonisation, offices have existed in New Zealand for the registration of instruments affecting land. To enable a record of ownership of land to be kept the Land Registration Ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council of New Zealand on 28th December 1841. This provided for the setting up of Deeds Registry Offices and prescribed the method of registering Crown Grants and other Private Deeds relating to Land. The system is generally known as Deeds Registration System or Deeds System for short.
The Deeds System with modifications continued until the Land Registry Act 1860 was promulgated. After a number of amendments it was replaced by the Land Transfer System (LT Act 1870 and subsequent acts). This is sometimes called the Torrens System, after its originator in South Australia. Since the 1870 all registration takes place under the Land Transfer System. The Land Transfer System provides a simple method of registration and in addition, titles issued under it are guaranteed by the State. The first digital data was created by the Land Titles Office (a division of the Justice Department) in the late 1980s - early 90s. This data formed the electronic land transfer journal and a titles index (Land Title Link). The LTO was amalgamated with DOSLI and finally LINZ. As Landonline was rolled out, the paper titles were converted into digital computer registers. The titles conversion project converted 1.8 million "live" titles and imaged 2 million instruments. Certificate of Titles as they were previously known are now mostly obsolete as Computer Registers have been issued to replace them.
Prior to Landonline LINZ wrote memorials on the back of certain documents e.g. Gazette Notices and certain Leases. Because documents are now stored electronically Computer Interest Registers are now issued as the means for recording memorials affecting these instruments. Every Computer Interest Register relates to a specific document.