NZ Place Names (NZGB)

LINZ / NZ Gazetteer
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14981
1881
Updated
27 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 27 Jul 2017.

The Place Names Gazetteer contains official and unofficial place names under the jurisdiction of the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). Official place names are those that have been assigned, altered, adopted, approved, and validated under the NZGB Act 2008 or through other statutes that assign official names, for example, Treaty settlement legislation. Unofficial place names are those that have not been processed under the NZGB Act 2008 or through other relevant statutes.

Data is extracted from Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) ‘New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names’, which is maintained by the NZGB Secretariat.

Geographical coverage encompasses New Zealand, the Ross Dependency of Antarctica, and the Continental Shelf of New Zealand.

The NZGB has naming jurisdiction over:

  • natural features such as mountains, peaks, valleys, glens, forests, lagoons, swamps, creeks, streams, rivers, fords, lakes, glaciers or ice features, bays, islands or harbours (including man-made features of the same type)

  • railways or railway stations, but not railway features such as marshalling yards, transfer sites, or track point locations

  • places, i.e. cities, towns, villages, sites, areas, or similar places, including suburbs and localities

  • undersea features

  • Crown protected areas

  • Districts and regions (altering only if requested by the local authority)

Each name is provided with a location represented by a point. More complex geometry (e.g lines for rivers or areas for suburbs) is not currently available.

Each geographic feature has one or more place names associated with it. Place names usually comprise two components – ‘specific’, being for the proper noun, and ‘generic’, being a description of the geographic feature type.

Information provided for each place name may include: name; name status (whether official or unofficial); geographic feature type; authority by which an official name became official; district within which the name is located; geographic location; reference information; history/origin/meaning; and additional notes. Not all information is available for all names.

Positional accuracy is generally the same as 1:50K mapping. Information accuracy reflects information at the time of original capture.

Layer ID 1681
Data type Vector point
Feature count 51755
Primary key name_id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

NZ Aerial Photo Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) polygons

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22181
969
Updated
20 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 20 Jul 2017.

Note: This layer has been provided to enable potential users to identify the coverage of photography for Mainland NZ flown on behalf of the Crown between 1936 and 2005.
The layer shows the extent of each photograph taken. The NZ Aerial Survey Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) polygons layer shows the extent of each survey undertaken, and the Digitised Historic Aerial Surveys Available for Download (1936-2005) layer shows the extents of the surveys digitised and released by LINZ under open license. See www.linz.govt.nz/about-linz/what-were-doing/projec... for direction on how to access the digitised photos.

The photos are not downloadable from the LINZ Data Service.

The Crown Aerial Film Negative Collection is managed for LINZ by Opus International.You can are order images from the Collection from Opus International in a number of formats, including:
- contact prints
- enlargements
- digital files
- precision scans for photogrammetric production
- orthophotos
You will need to tell Opus International the survey, run and photo number (values in the ‘SURVEY’ 'RUN' and 'PHOTO_NO' attributes) covering your area of interest.
Opus International will be able to provide information about the cost of providing images in the various formats. Contact them at: photosales@opus.co.nz or 0800 680 690
Scanned photos from the partner regions may be viewed and downloaded from the Retrolens.

There are also a large number of images which previously belonged to New Zealand Aerial Mapping and which are now are available for public use. The extents of these may be added to the LDS in future. You can order these images by contacting Opus International.

Layer ID 1002
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 479436 (incl. 47100 with empty or null geometries)
Primary key sufi
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Road Centre Line Subsections (Electoral) (Deprecated)

LINZ / Electoral
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10332
2312
Updated
02 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 02 Jul 2017.

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


This layer provides a feature representing Electoral road subsection (e.g. a city block) to which associated data such electoral addresses can be attached.

In Landonline a road name is commonly assigned to multiple stretches of roading such as between intersections with other roads. For this layer each of these individual road sections have their own geometry (as opposed to the Road Centre Line Layer where they have been aggregated).

A road may also have more than one road name, some road centreline geometries will duplicate other roads subsections even though there is in reality only one road formation. In addition, a road name is also commonly duplicated across the country e.g. "Queen Street", "High street" etc

The 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.

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.

Warning: 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.

Layer ID 793
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 230888
Primary key id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Road Centre Line (Electoral) (Deprecated)

LINZ / Electoral
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand

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28191
8946
Updated
02 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 02 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.

Warning:
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.

Layer ID 818
Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 74803
Primary key id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Street Address (Electoral) (Deprecated)

LINZ / Electoral
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1
72254
11820
Updated
02 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 02 Jul 2017.

As of June 2017, this dataset has been replaced by the NZ Street Address and will no longer be updated. See Street Address Data Dictionary for field mappings to the new dataset.


This layer provides all allocated addresses as advised to LINZ by Territorial Authorities (TAs). Under the Local Government Act 1974 (section 319) it is the responsibility of the TAs to advise LINZ (the Surveyor General) of all allocated addresses in their district.


Local Government Act 1974
319B Allocation of property numbers
(1) For electoral, postal, and other purposes the council may allocate a number to any area of land or building or part of a building within its district and may change the number allocated to any such area of land or building.
(2) The council shall comply with any request from a Chief Surveyor to allocate a number to or change the number of any area of land or building or part of a building in its district.
(3) The principal administrative officer shall advise the Chief Surveyor of the land district in which the land or building is situated of the numbers allocated under subsection (1) or subsection (2).


Generally allocated addresses will be represented by a single point. However there was an historical practice to represent only the principal address allocated by Territorial Authorities, and not include addresses assigned to individual flats. Similarly there was an historical practice to aggregate addresses into ranges, especially where there are many addresses for a single parcel. We are working (where possible) to resolve these historical anomalies and have each allocated address represented where possible. The datasets also includes addresses where the Surveyor General has requested (under the Local Government Act) that a TA allocated an address.

The road name and locality fields attributed to an address are taken from the associated road attributes. These roads are stored as centrelines (see NZ Road Centre Line (Electoral)) and reflect the road names as assigned by the TA responsible. The locality name ensures that if duplicate road names exist in TA that the number/road combination can still be unique by using the locality field.

Wherever address points have been provided in spatial data files by a TA, LINZ will import this data and use the exact location as defined by the TA. Where non spatial data is provided LINZ adds the location of an address point with the mandatory priority to locate that address point within the correct meshblock. The location of the front door of an elector's dwelling within the correct meshblock is a fundamental requirement of the electoral system (Section 72 Electoral Act 1993). Highly desirable priorities for the location of an address point are to have it in the same property and parcel as the dwelling and on the correct side of the physical and legal roads. It is also a desirable priority to have the address point in the same location as the dwelling and/or at the location of the property entrance.

Layer ID 779
Data type Vector point
Feature count 1984527
Primary key id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Landonline: Road Centre Line (Deprecated)

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7911
1418
Updated
02 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 02 Jul 2017.

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


Please read: This layer is part of the comprehensive Full Landonline Dataset and is designed for use only by data professionals who require the complex version of our property ownership and boundary data for advanced uses. For a simplified version of data contained within this table see the road datasets in the Electoral Group.


This layer contains road and railway centrelines held within Landonline for electoral purposes. These centrelines are required to indicate the presence of an authoritative road or railway name. Named centrelines are not intended to represent the exact location of a road or railway formation. Named centrelines do not indicate the presence of legal access.

Please refer to the LDS Full Landonline Data Dictionary and Models for detailed metadata about this table.

Layer ID 2023
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 236202
Primary key id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS)

Landonline: Street Address (Deprecated)

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1
13341
1290
Updated
02 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 02 Jul 2017.

As of June 2017, this dataset has been replaced by the AIMS: Street Address Set and will no longer be updated. See Street Address Data Dictionary for field mappings to the new dataset.


Please read: This layer is part of the comprehensive Full Landonline Dataset and is designed for use only by data professionals who require the complex version of our property ownership and boundary data for advanced uses. For a simplified version of data contained within this table see the road datasets in the Electoral Group.


This layer contains Street Addresses recorded for electoral purposes. Flat numbers using the same "principal address" are usually omitted. Each address has been geocoded in a position that best suits its display within Landonline.

Please refer to the LDS Full Landonline Data Dictionary and Models for detailed metadata about this layer.

Layer ID 2054
Data type Vector point
Feature count 1993687
Primary key id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS)

NZ Place Names - Polygons (NZGB)

LINZ / NZ Gazetteer
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2690
177
Updated
08 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 08 Jul 2017.

This layer only contains those place names that have a polygon geometry captured for them.
For the complete list of place names see NZ Place Names.

The Place Names Gazetteer contains official and unofficial place names under the jurisdiction of the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). Official place names are those that have been assigned, altered, adopted, approved, and validated under the NZGB Act 2008 or through other statutes that assign official names, for example, Treaty settlement legislation. Unofficial place names are those that have not been processed under the NZGB Act 2008 or through other relevant statutes.

Data is extracted from Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) ‘New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names’, which is maintained by the NZGB Secretariat.

Geographical coverage encompasses New Zealand, the Ross Dependency of Antarctica, and the Continental Shelf of New Zealand.

The NZGB has naming jurisdiction over:

  • natural features such as mountains, peaks, valleys, glens, forests, lagoons, swamps, creeks, streams, rivers, fords, lakes, glaciers or ice features, bays, islands or harbours (including man-made features of the same type)

  • railways or railway stations, but not railway features such as marshalling yards, transfer sites, or track point locations

  • places, i.e. cities, towns, villages, sites, areas, or similar places, including suburbs and localities

  • undersea features

  • Crown protected areas

  • Districts and regions (altering only if requested by the local authority)

Each geographic feature has one or more place names associated with it. Place names usually comprise two components – ‘specific’, being for the proper noun, and ‘generic’, being a description of the geographic feature type.

Information provided for each place name may include: name; name status (whether official or unofficial); geographic feature type; authority by which an official name became official; district within which the name is located; geographic location; reference information; history/origin/meaning; and additional notes. Not all information is available for all names.

Positional accuracy is generally the same as 1:50K mapping. Information accuracy reflects information at the time of original capture.

Layer ID 2424
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 1764 (incl. 3 with empty or null geometries)
Primary key name_id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Magnetic variation points (Hydro, 1:4k - 1:22k)

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2827
27
Updated
07 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 07 Jul 2017.

The angle between the magnetic and geographic (true) north at a location, expressed in degrees east or west from the direction of true north.

S-57 Object Class: Magnetic variation

S-57 Acronym: MAGVAR

This data was compiled for the use in the scale range 1:4,000 to 1:22,000.

THIS DATA DOES NOT REPLACE NAUTICAL CHARTS AND MUST NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

This data is based on the S-57 data format used in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) published and maintained by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Refer to the following link for information about S-57 data: www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/regulation/

Layer ID 698
Data type Vector point
Feature count 36
ElevationZ coordinates
Primary key fidn
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Quality of data polygons (Hydro, 1:4k - 1:22k)

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499
22
Updated
07 Jul 2017

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 07 Jul 2017.

An area within which a uniform assessment of the quality of the data exists.

S-57 Object Class: Quality of data

S-57 Acronym: M_QUAL

This data was compiled for the use in the scale range 1:4,000 to 1:22,000.

THIS DATA DOES NOT REPLACE NAUTICAL CHARTS AND MUST NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

This data is based on the S-57 data format used in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) published and maintained by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Refer to the following link for information about S-57 data: www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/regulation/

Layer ID 707
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 1736
ElevationZ coordinates
Primary key fidn
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