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Urban Area 2017 (generalised version)

  • Added 09 Feb 2017
  • Updated 22 Nov 2018

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

Urban areas are statistically defined areas with no administrative or legal basis. Urban area populations are defined internationally as towns with populations of 1,000 or more. The urban area classification is designed to identify concentrated urban or semi-urban settlements without the distortions of administrative boundaries. Urban areas are made up of complete meshblocks and area units. Rural centres are also defined in the urban area field.


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1. ANZLIC Metadata 2017 Urban Area 406 KB pdf


TagsUA, Urban Area, 2017
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 27780
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 150
Attributes UA2017, UA2017_NAME, AREA_SQ_KM, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added9 Feb 2017
Revisions 7 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Feb. 9, 2017 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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