ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata
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NZ Localities: Locality Alias
The NZ Localities: Locality Alias table is part of the [Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset](https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/104830).
The Locality Alias table includes alternative/alias/adjacent Locality polygons for Localities. This includes all Locality types including: Localities, Suburbs, Park Reserve, Lakes, Coastal and Inland Bays, and Islands.
The Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset is used by Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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.
It 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 [Fire and Emergency NZ Localities Data Dictionary](https://data.linz.govt.nz/document/22739).
The Locality Alias table can be joined to the Fire and Emergency NZ Localities dataset to provide alternative/alias names for a locality.
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