Information about the Surveyor-General’s Guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

The Surveyor-General publishes guidelines on the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 in the LINZ KnowledgeBase. This article provides background information on these guidelines, how to find the guidance you are looking for, and how to give feedback on the guidelines.

Background to the guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

The Surveyor-General previously published guidelines on the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 and related matters as documents available for download from the LINZ website. From May 2017 the Surveyor-General’s guidelines are published as articles in the KnowledgeBase on the LINZ website. These articles are the authoritative version of the Surveyor-General’s guidelines issued under section 7(1)(ga) Cadastral Survey Act 2002.

Access the Surveyor-General’s Guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

The guideline articles in the KnowledgeBase supersede the following documents:

The ‘Interim guideline to aspects of survey requirements applicable to Māori land surveys - LINZG65703’ has not been published in the KnowledgeBase, and is still available as a document for download from the LINZ website.

The articles in the KnowledgeBase also include guidelines on Rule 20 Cadastral survey rules for greater Christchurch.

Access the Surveyor-General's Guidelines on Rule 20 in theKnowledgeBase

The content of the new KnowledgeBase articles is similar to that in the superseded documents with updates made where necessary.  Ongoing updating of the guideline articles will occur on an as-required basis.

Searching the guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

The KnowledgeBase can be accessed via the links above or via the link to the KnowledgeBase on the LINZ homepage as shown below.

The KnowledgeBase home page provides the ability to search the content of the KnowledgeBase. Information and articles can by searched by typing in a title or keyword. If more than one word is entered in the ‘Search by Title or Keyword’ field, the search will return all KnowledgeBase articles containing each of those words. For a particular phrase, use double quotes to enclose the phrase.  Correct spelling is essential – misspelt words will return a nil result.

The KnowledgeBase contains articles on many topics in addition to the Surveyor-General’s guidelines. To narrow the search to Surveyor-General guideline articles, select ‘Surveyor-General’s Guidelines’ from the drop down list in the ‘filter by criteria’ field, then click the ‘Search’ button.

The guidelines are grouped into sub-categories that can be selected from the drop down list that is available after selecting the ‘Surveyor-General’s Guidelines’ category.

Each search will return a list of relevant articles, showing the title of the article, a summary of the content of the article, the article category and the date the article was last updated.  This is illustrated in the following example.

Clicking on one of the items in the list will bring up that article in the KnowledgeBase.

Alternatively, articles can be accessed using the index to the Surveyor-General’s guidelines.

Each Surveyor-General’s guideline article is preceded by the yellow banner:

Most of the articles have a table of contents near the top of the page. Clicking on an item in the table of contents will scroll down the page to that subject in the body of the article.

CTRL ‘F’ can be used to search for words or phrases within the article itself.

Give feedback on the guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

At the bottom of every page on the LINZ website, there is a ‘Feedback on this site’ email link that enables feedback to be provided about the website in general or on specific content including feedback on the Surveyor-General’s guidelines.

Last Updated: 16 January 2018