Locations 50% open

New Zealand

What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published coordinate system). The data has to be available for the entire country. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Zipcodes
  • Addresses
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Data available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Requires substantial license fees for each file, along with restrictive usage conditions.
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX PAF and GeoPAF is in .dat files
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No
Available free of charge No
findable 3
findable_steps Visited NZ Post website based on prior knowledge of NZ Post's curation of postal addresses and postcodes
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name NZ Post Limited
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Zipcodes, Addresses, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Data available for entire country
location https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post Postal Address File (PAF), https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post GeoPAF, https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post Postcode Network File (PNF)
Once again NZ's ranking will be diminished because address data is not openly licensed.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post Postal Address File (PAF)
   https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post GeoPAF
   https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/direct-marketing/dire - NZ Post Postcode Network File (PNF)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Jonathan Hunt
Last modified   Mon Jan 23 2017 09:29:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)