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NZ Cadastral Parcel Polygons (Dec 11)

Ollivier & Co
  • Added 19 Oct 2009
  • Updated 25 Oct 2016

Survey parcel polygons for whole of NZ + Chatham Islands.

Parcel polygons are a space filling layer covering the whole of New Zealand out to the 12 nautical mile limit. All areas are covered and numbered with a static unique parcel ID (PAR_ID). Thus roads, lakes, rivers and the sea are all parcels.

The LINZ data has multi-part polygons, they are now multipart in this version. There are 6,689 multi-part parcels comprising of 16,548 parts out of 2,458,035 total. It is easy to explode into single part for those people that need them.

Parcels have a featurecode that classifies them into high level groups. Not all parcels have a parcel appellation (eg Lot 3 DP 12345), for example vested roads.

The appellation is in a separate table, but has been joined to the parcel polygons as a single field called legal which also has the official parcel area. If it has a tilde (~) then it is the measured area. If the area is different from the official area then the official area is wrong (20% are ridiculous).

Parcels do not have addresses (only the property that has a dwelling is usually allocated an address. and even then a third are not numbered in the valuation roll).

See also: Parcel Boundaries, Parcel Labels, NZ Address Locations

Attributes: PAR_ID, FEATCODE,LEGAL Source LINZ BDE December 2011


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CategoryCadastral & Property
Tagscadastral, parcel
RegionsNew Zealand

Technical Details

Layer ID 1236
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 2477527
Services Vector Query API


Added19 Oct 2009
Last updated19 Oct 2009
Revisions 7 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Dec. 22, 2011 from 12 Shapefile sources in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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