Meshblock Higher Geographies 2020 (generalised)


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31 Jan 2020

This dataset was last updated on Stats NZ Geographic Data Service on 31 Jan 2020.

This dataset is the definitive set of annually released meshblock boundaries concorded to higher geographies for 2020. This version contains 53,596 meshblocks, including 16 with empty or null geometries (non-digitised meshblocks).

This Meshblock Higher Geographies 2020 file is a correspondence, or concordance, which relates meshblocks to larger geographic areas or 'higher geographies'. The higher geographies contained in this concordance are: community board (CB2020), constituency (CON2020), Māori constituency (MCON2020), Māoriward (MWARD2020), regional council (REGC2020), statistical area 1 (SA12020), statistical area 2 (SA22020), territorial authority local board (TALB2020), territorial authority (TA2020), subdivision (TASUB2020), urban rural (UR2020), urban rural indicator (IUR2020), and ward (WARD2020). The following geographies were first introduced in 2018: statistical area 1 (SA1), statistical area 2 (SA2), urban rural (UR), and urban rural indicator (IUR) as part of the Statistical Standard for Geographic Areas 2018 (SSGA18) which replaced the 1992 New Zealand Standard Areas Classification (NZSAC92).

Higher geography names are provided with and without tohutō/macrons, as applicable. Column names for those without macrons are suffixed ‘ascii’. For further information on individual higher geographies, refer to each geography’s metadata.

This generalised version has been simplified for rapid drawing and is designed for thematic or web mapping purposes.

Digital boundary data became freely available on 1 July 2007.

See the Geographic Areas File 2020 for a correspondence of meshblock to a range of geographies.


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Technical Details
Layer ID 104277
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 53596 (incl. 16 with empty or null geometries)
Attributes MB2020_V1_00, SA12020_V1_00, SA22020_V1_00, SA22020_V1_00_NAME, SA22020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, UR2020_V1_00, UR2020_V1_00_NAME, UR2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, IUR2020_V1_00, IUR2020_V1_00_NAME, CB2020_V1_00, CB2020_V1_00_NAME, CB2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, CON2020_V1_00, CON2020_V1_00_NAME, CON2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, MCON2020_V1_00, MCON2020_V1_00_NAME, MCON2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, MWARD2020_V1_00, MWARD2020_V1_00_NAME, MWARD2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, REGC2020_V1_00, REGC2020_V1_00_NAME, REGC2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, TA2020_V1_00, TA2020_V1_00_NAME, TA2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, TALB2020_V1_00, TALB2020_V1_00_NAME, TALB2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, TASUB2020_V1_00, TASUB2020_V1_00_NAME, TASUB2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, WARD2020_V1_00, WARD2020_V1_00_NAME, WARD2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, LANDWATER, LANDWATER_NAME, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed
Added 29 Nov 2019
Last updated 31 Jan 2020
Revisions 9 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Jan. 31, 2020 from Geodatabase in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 1 geometry modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.


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