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LINZ New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer)

 1. Identification Information
2. Contact Details
3. Spatial Information
4. Data Acquisition History
5. Data Quality Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Status Information
8. Further Metadata Information

1. Identification Information

Data Set Name:

LINZ New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer)

Data Set Abstract:

The New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer) is published by the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). The Gazetteer contains all official names for features within the NZGB's jurisdiction.

Content of Data Set:

The New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer) is published by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) on LINZ Data Service. The Gazetteer contains all official names for features within the NZGB's jurisdiction.

The Gazetteer includes the following information for each official name:

The Gazetteer is divided into six parts based on the type of place or feature. WRC holds copies of 2 parts, New Zealand and Crown Protected Area. The files downloaded from LINZ were dated 10 October 2014

The data has been restructure since the last load in December 2012 and CPA_NO_NAME and CPA_NOT_NZGB appear to be unavailable.

GIS_ALL.GAZETTEER_CPA was derived by a data management officer from the complete dataset to include all features where the CPA_LEGISLATION field is populated.

GIS Features:

There are four GIS layers

GIS_ALL.GAZETTEER – New Zealand Gazetteer. – Updated 13/10/14

GIS_ALL.GAZETTEER_CPA – Crown Protected Areas Gazetteer – Updated 13/10/14

GIS_ALL.GAZETTEER_CPA_NO_NAME - Conservation Units without official names. These conservation units fall within the definition of a NZGB CPA but have been excluded from the Gazetteer because they do not appear to have "official names" – last updated November 2012

GIS_ALL.GAZETTEER_CPA_NOT_NZGB - Conservation Units not considered NZGB CPAs. These conservation units have been excluded from the Gazetteer because they do not fall under the NZGB legislative definition of a CPA. – last updated November 2012

Key Words:

Gazetteer, Names, Place Names, Geographic Board

Resource:

GIS

Data Set Ids:

1307.00@EW.GOVT.NZ

EWDOCS# 1598517

Metadata Date:

13 October 2014

2. Contact Details

Contact Organisation:

Waikato Regional Council.

Contact Position:

GIS & Data Management Team Leader.

Programme:

Resource Information Group

Contact Address:

401 Grey St., Hamilton East. Ph.: (07) 859 0999, Fax: (07) 859 0998

Email: inforeq@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Supplier:

LINZ via LINZ Data Service

3. Spatial Information

Geographic Extent:

Data covers all of New Zealand.

NZ Map Grid Co-ordinates:

Unknown, see LINZ.

Positional Accuracy:

Unknown, see LINZ.

4. Data Acquisition History

Period and Frequency of Record:

Unknown, see LINZ.

Data Acquisition Method(s):

Unknown, see LINZ.

5. Data Quality Information

Data Quality:

As supplied by LINZ.

Attribute Accuracy:

Macrons

A number of official names contain macrons. While the Gazetteer shows the macrons for these names, care needs to be taken to ensure that they are retained when the names are moved between software packages. The NZGB has compiled a list of official names with macrons to assist in mapping, charting, signage, reporting, legislation, or other official documents.

In October 2014 data was downloaded from LINZ Data Service as shapefiles.  Unfortunately the macron and symbols appear a latin text and it’s unsuitable for Oracle.  However, as the co-ordinates are available in the spreadsheet it was able to be used to create the point data.  The name field was renamed to NAME_MACRON and another column copied and stripped of the macron to retain the ability to query the data.  FME was used in the loading process to retain the macron’s format.

Names not in the Gazetteer

There are many other unofficial geographic feature names in New Zealand. Get help finding names.

Completeness:

Complete as at time of download from LINZ.

Logical Consistency:

Logically consistent.

6. Distribution Information

Data Form:

Electronic.

Digital Format:

Tabular (Spreadsheets) data downloaded from LINZ with easting and northing that have been geocoded to create true geometries for storages in WRCs Oracle Spatial database for use by corporate GIS tool.

Applications:

Useful for when you need to see the names from the NZGB Gazetteer and macronated placename labelling.

Data Set Availability:

Data is freely available from LINZ and all third parties should source it from LINZ. WRC may freely use it for all projects.

7. Status Information

Data Status:

Current at time of download and loading to WRC systems (October 2014), will be periodically updated by NZGB/LINZ and sourced by WRC as required.

8. Further Metadata Information

Related Information:

Geographic Place Names - GIS Layer –

http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Environmental-information/REDI/881334/

General Notes:

None.

Document Links:

None.

WWW Links:

http://www.linz.govt.nz/placenames/find-names/nz-gazetteer-official-names/index.aspx

https://data.linz.govt.nz/#layer/1681-nz-place-names-nzgb/

Need More Help?

Email the Dataset Administrator.