5. Data Pricing & Delivery

This historic document provides information about the lineage of some Landonline cadastral data. The information is as published prior to the creation of Landonline.

5.0. Background

Land Information NZ is focussed on providing core services to government such as establishing policies, regulations, and standards for land related and sea bed information. Its direct services to the public include the approval of survey plans, the issue of land titles and making government held land information available.

Government policy directs that the retailing of land information is not a core Land Information NZ function, except for searches of survey and title records at the public counter and the provision of data in its raw form. Land Information NZ will continue to maintain and manage a fully automated digital cadastral database and deliver data in its raw form. Raw-form data is defined as being an extract of data from the DCDB by rectangular extents or by user defined polygon in GINA format. This is the General INterchange and Archive neutral file format devised by SHL Systemhouse. The format contains both graphic and non graphic data and includes the schema definition, coordinate system definition, layer and network definition, feature coordinates, attributes and polygon relationships. Symbology definitions are not included. Documentation on the GINA file format and structure is attached as Appendix 3. The department is no longer resourced to provide services such as data translation or modification.

To facilitate the continued dissemination of DCDB data, the department has developed a "DCDB Data Licensing and Delivery Model". The main feature of the model is the identification of the method for delivery of data through licensed distributors. Land Information NZ will provide raw-form DCDB data in bulk to such organisations for an annual licence fee. The distributor will provide support to the DCDB licence holder, translate data to the required format and generally add value to, and service the product to meet the end users requirements. The distributor will charge the client data and processing fees appropriate for the service and will collect a "third party" licence fee or royalty on behalf of Land Information NZ. The distributor will supply Land Information NZ with a copy of each third party licence agreement and will allow Land Information NZ to audit their licensing records.

Current Land Information NZ licensed distributors are:-

  • Terralink NZ Ltd
  • NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd
  • Eagle Technology Ltd
  • Mapinfo Australia Pty Ltd
  • Critchlow Associates
  • Map Data Sciences (Australia)

 

5.1. Fees and Charges

Costs for products are prescribed in the Survey (Departmental Fees and Charges) Regulations 1993.

5.1.1. Digital Data

Digital data is charged on the number of spatial features or part features and attributes supplied. A range of parcel areas are used due to the complexity and larger number of parcel sides of larger polygons. The attribute fee provided by regulation is for all attributes. A breakdown of this fee for individual or groups of attributes and the licence fee payable is calculated as follows:

A. Base Rate Fee

........... parcels up to and including 4000 square metres @ $0.16 each $.............

........... parcels over 4000 square metres up to and including 8 hectares @ $0.21 each $.............

........... parcels greater than 8 hectares @ $0.28 each $.............

B. Road/Railway Centreline Fee

........... Road/Railway centreline features with attributes @ $0.08 each $.............

C. Parcel Centroid Coordinate Fee

............Parcel Centroid Coordinate @ $0.04 each $.............

D. Attribute Data Fee

Either:

........... parcels with all attributes @ $0.20 each $.............

OR any one or more of the following:

..........parcels with appellation and plan number @ $0.08 each $.............

..........parcels with legal area @ $0.03 each $.............

..........parcels with purpose/legality @ $0.02 each $.............

..........parcels with street name and house number @ $0.07 each $.............

Add A + B + C + D = Annual Licence Fee $.............

An additional fee for processing data to specific requirements and a fee for translation costs may also be charged.

Note:

  1. All costs are inclusive of GST.
  2. The annual licence fee is payable for the first five years. A minimum discount of 40% of the annual licence fee is applied in each succeeding year thereafter.

 

5.2. Meshblock Data

Meshblock data or Digital Meshblocks (DMB) are available through Statistics New Zealand.

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