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Area Unit 2017 (generalised version)

  • Added 08 Feb 2017
  • Updated 22 Nov 2018

This dataset is the definitive set of area unit boundaries for 2017 as defined by Statistics New Zealand.

Area units are aggregations of adjacent meshblocks with coterminous boundaries to form a single unbroken surface area (land and/or water). Exceptions to this rule are some area units comprising collections of geographically related inlets and marinas. Area units are non-administrative areas intermediate in size between meshblocks and territorial authorities. In an urban location, an area unit is often a collection of city blocks, while in rural situations area units may be equated to localities or communities. Area units must either define or aggregate to define urban areas, rural centres, statistical areas, territorial authorities, and regional councils. Each area unit must be a single geographic entity with a unique name.


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1. ANZLIC Metadata 2017 Area Unit 396 KB pdf


TagsAU, Area Unit, 2017
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 27771
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 2004
Attributes AU2017, AU2017_NAME, AREA_SQ_KM, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added8 Feb 2017
Revisions 8 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Feb. 8, 2017 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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