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New Zealand

What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes Most LINZ data is available for use and re-use via a Creative Commons License 3.0 with attributions Some data relates to personal data (property title) and an additional license is required for use. Aerial or elevation imagery is not LINZ data and requires a separate attribution
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, GeoJSON, KML, KMZ, SHP, SHX, WFS the datasets required for this theme are offered in one of these formats.
Downloadable at once Yes specific datasets are downloadable. Users can view online without registering but registration is required for large downloads
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No You are required to complete the online registration processes if you wish to: 3.2.1. Browse or appraise data that includes any personal information; 3.2.2. Download data up to 3.5GB (zipped), including the relevant licence and metadata files; 3.2.3. Consume API or web services; or 3.2.4. You shall not use the LDS APIs in a manner that adversely impacts the stability of the LDS service or adversely impacts other users of the LDS APIs. Furthermore, LINZ reserves the right to rate limit or block applications that make a large number of calls to the APIs that are not primarily in response to direct user actions.
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Check through generic types of datasets to find right cluster then use search fields Datasets more relevant than maps for my purposes due to scale issues
licence_url Most LINZ data is available for use and re-use via a Creative Commons License 3.0 with attributions
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 some effort to set up and then can be automated
collector_name Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Government agency
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders
location - - LINZ Map Chooser Datasets include maps and Land Title information
LINZ staff are responsive to feedback for improvement of services

We thank Kay Scarlet for her contribution the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location - - LINZ Map Chooser
Data licence
Data format   DBF, GeoJSON, KML, KMZ, SHP, SHX, WFS
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Apr 04 2017 15:12:32 GMT+0000 (UTC)