NZ Topo - object class airport_pnt

This page describe the airport_pnt object class used to represent objects in the NZTopo topographic database.


A facility where aircraft can take off and land; usually consists of hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars and accommodation for passengers and cargo

Topo250 description

All known airports and aerodromes held in the Topo50 data as airport_poly are held in the Topo250 data and shown on the Topo250 maps; note airstrips not captured at this scale

Representation specification

Representation specification showing airport_pnt

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Class attributes

Attribute Value
Object class airport_pnt
Entity class AIRPORT
Additional entity class Not applicable
Object inheritance simple_point
Entity source Proposed change to US Entity
Map series Topo250
LSLIFF object class 203

Object attributes

Attribute LSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute description Attribute values*
name 1001
The name of the airport, where known. Text data from July 2012 will be in UTF-8 format. If your system is not UTF-8 compliant, you will need to use the name_ascii attribute, which has had any macronated vowels removed. UTF-8 stands for Unicode Transformation Format-8. It is an octet (8-bit) lossless encoding of Unicode characters. UTF-8 encodes each Unicode character as a variable number of 1 to 4 octets, where the number of octets depends on the integer value assigned to the Unicode character. It is an efficient encoding of Unicode documents that use mostly US-ASCII characters because it represents each character in the range U+0000 through U+007F as a single octet. UTF-8 is the default encoding for XML.
"Wellington Airport"
name_macronated 1140
Indicates whether the entry in the name_ascii field contains a macronated vowel. Where the value is "Y" go to for a list of places or feature names within New Zealand that are gazetted and include macrons
airport_use 1139
aerodromeother airfields licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, and also military airfields
airportthose used for scheduled air services
name_ascii 9000
Text data from July 2012 will be in UTF-8 format. If your system is not UTF-8 compliant, you will need to use this attribute, which has had any macronated vowels removed.

* See explanation of attribute values for more information about how attribute values are represented.

Change log

Feature version Revised Description
8 2016-05-12 Corrected SHAPE attribute name for airport_use
7 2013-04-04 Added information regarding the population of the name attribute
6 2012-08-28 Updated map images and aerial views; added representation information and example feature photographs
5 2012-08-28 Added scale-specific definitions
4 2012-08-16 Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute
3 2010-07-06 changed Shapefile field name to airport_use
2 2010-03-01 Added name_macronated attribute
1 2009-09-01 intial status