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New Zealand Place Names Database (Archived)

Posted: July 2nd, 2009 | Author: barnaclebarnes | Filed under: Dataset | Tags: | No Comments »

The New Zealand Place Names Database contains place names that appear on LINZ’s Topographic NZMS260 map series. Official names are listed in the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names. Get help finding names.

Note that maintenance of the database, previously known as the New Zealand Geographic Place Names database, ended on 31 October 2008.

The database includes details such as position (latitude and longitude) and spelling of place names that appear on LINZ topographic maps. The names on topographic maps are not all official names approved by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). Similarly, not all official names appear on topographic maps.

You can search the database below or download a dataset. You can also search for names appearing on New Zealand topographic maps on NZTopoOnline.


Authoritative Streets and Names (ASP)

Posted: July 2nd, 2009 | Author: barnaclebarnes | Filed under: Dataset | Tags: , | No Comments »

LINZ maintains the Authoritative Streets and Places (ASP) database from which it generates the Index to Places and Streets publication. The database is authoritative for electoral purposes only. It is maintained on a daily basis so that the Index can be published at short notice.


Land Cover Database

Posted: July 1st, 2009 | Author: barnaclebarnes | Filed under: Dataset | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

The New Zealand Land Cover Database (LCDB) is digital map of the land surface of the country. It is created by grouping together similar classes which can be identified in satellite images. Being digital, it can be used to make a number of different maps. As a map, it can be combined with other geographic information to reveal new information on patterns and trends of land use and land cover. The Land Cover Database version 2 contains snapshots of land cover at 1996-97 and 2001-02 incorporated into the data layer.


National Broadband Map

Posted: June 17th, 2009 | Author: barnaclebarnes | Filed under: Dataset | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The National Broadband Map exists to comprehensively map New Zealand’s Broadband landscape and provide information and tools to aid in demand aggregation and infrastructure planning.

The National Broadband Map can be accessed and consumed in a number of ways from the visual representation of Broadband supply and demand to raw access to the underlying data.


National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank

Posted: June 17th, 2009 | Author: barnaclebarnes | Filed under: Dataset | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The National Vegetation Survey Databank (NVS) is a physical archive and computer databank containing records from approximately 77,000 vegetation survey plots–including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS provides a unique record, spanning more than 50 years, of indigenous and exotic plants in New Zealand’s terrestrial ecosystems, from Northland to Stewart Island and the Kermadec and Chatham islands. A broad range of habitats are covered, with special emphasis on indigenous forests and grasslands.