This release comprises selected updates to 10 Topo250 sheets; and selected updates for 18 Mainland Topo50, 1 Campbell Island Topo50, and 1 High-Vis Topo50 sheet. A total of 30 sheets updated.

The titles for the selected updates in this release were driven by two main factors, sheets with changes to geographic board names, and titles where stocks of the paper maps were running low.

We aim to print only new editions of paper maps; where stock predictions and data availability permit, the sheet will undergo a HighVis update, and at minimum selected key features will be updated.

More gridless maps released

Gridless raster map images were published on the LINZ Data Service in recent releases for NZ Topo50, NZ Topo250, Chatham Island Topo250, Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau.

Gridless raster maps have now also been published for Chatham Island Topo50, NZ Offshore Islands, and Antarctica.

More Relief Shading layers released

Relief Shading images were published on the LINZ Data Service in 2011 for NZ Topo50 and NZ Topo250.

Relief Shading images have now also been published for NZ Offshore Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau.

Schema changes

Cattle stops have been a legacy feature for some time.  As from this release, all have been removed from the dataset and this layer no longer exists.

With the implementation of the Topo Feature ID’s in the March 2015 release and the continuation of these ID’s in the May 2015 release, the LDS changeset service now includes Topo50 data.

Although Topo50 changesets are available between the December 2014 and March 2015 releases, these are not representative of actual changes due to refinement of the ID assignment process.

Topographic Data Dictionary changes

Nil; however a future update is proposed to include documentation of the Topo Feature ID, the new attribute rna_sufi, removal of the cattle stop page to a legacy features section, and other minor changes.

Details regarding the entire history of changes are available for:

Sheets in the 'Hi-Vis Maintenance & Selected Update' process - Release 28

Sheet

Name

New version will be

Comments

Printed map available

 

 

 

 

 

Full maintenance    

nil

 

 

 

 

HighVis update    

BD34

Morrinsville

1.03

Updates to roads, v/tracks, f/tracks, agriculture pattern, buildings, schools

Yes

Selected update Topo50, Mainland NZ     

AZ31

Warkworth

1.03

Updates to roads, f/tracks, f/bridges.

No

BA36pt

Cooks Beach

1.03

Updates to roads, v/tracks, f/tracks, vegetation, fences, buildings, schools

Yes

BB33

Hunua

2.01

Updates to roads, f/tracks, v/tracks, buildings, airstrips, schools,1 amended geographic name

No

BB34

Thames

2.02

One amended geographic name

No

BF41

Oponae

1.01

Updates to roads, v/tracks, f/tracks, bridges, buildings.

Yes

BH41

Wairoa

1.01

Updates to roads, v/tracks, exotic forest, schools.

Yes

BJ38

Te Pohue

1.03

3 new and 2 amended geographic name

No

BJ39

Whirinaki

1.03

9 new and 7 amended geographic name

No

BJ40pt

Waipatiki Beach

1.02

3 new and 1 amended geographic name

No

BT28

Mangamaunu

1.04

Updates to roads, v/tracks, airstrips, buildings.

Yes

BV21

Cass

1.05

One new geographic name

No

CB11

Arrowtown

1.04

Updates to roads, v/tracks, airstrips, buildings, ski field

Yes

CC15

Patearoa

1.02

Updates to roads, agriculture pattern, buildings, ponds.

Yes

CD17

Waikouaiti

2.02

Updates to roads. Macraes Mine updated. 1 amended geographic name.

No

CF15

Milton

1.02

Updates to roads, v/tracks, exotic forest, buildings, schools.

Yes

CF16

Taieri Mouth

1.02

Updates to roads, v/tracks, buildings, schools.

Yes

CG09

Riverton / Aparima

1.03

Updates to roads, v/tracks, buildings, schools.

Yes

CG15

Nugget Point

1.02

Updates to roads, v/tracks, exotic forest, buildings, schools.

Yes

Selected update Topo50 -Offshore Islands    

CM01

Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku

1.02

Offshore rocks added.

No

Selected update Topo250    

250-08

New Plymouth

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

Yes

250-10

Napier

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, v/tracks, huts, exotic forest, 4 amended geographic names

Yes

250-11

Gisborne

1.02

Updates to roads.

Yes

250-14

Palmerston North

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

Yes

250-15

Dannevirke

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts, exotic forest, 1 amended geographic name

Yes

250-16

Wellington

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

No

250-20

Martins Bay

1.02

Updates to f/tracks, huts.

Yes

250-21

Haast

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

Yes

250-25

Te Anau

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

Yes

250-28

Tuatapere

1.02

Updates to roads, f/tracks, huts.

Yes