NZ Topo - object class embankment_cl

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


An artificial bank of earth and or stone built above the natural surface

Topo50 description

Only those significant either by their size or location are held in the data and shown on the printed maps

Topo250 description

Only those significant by their size or location are held in the Topo250 data and shown on the Topo250 printed maps; these are a generalised subset of those shown on the Topo50 series

Representation specification

Representation specification showing embankment_cl

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Class attributes

Object classembankment_cl
Entity classEMBANKMENT
Additional entity classNot applicable
Object inheritancesimple_line
Entity sourceUS Standard Entity
Map series Topo50 Topo250
LSLIFF object class35

Object attributes

AttributeLSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute descriptionAttribute values*
stopbankA type of embankment built to prevent flooding. They are usually earthen and often parallel to the course of a river or the coast
A unique identifier for use on Topo50 data in the LINZ Data Service. This is not a universal ID. The intention is to manage these ID’s as persistent, however this is not guaranteed and there will be instances where what appears to be a minor change to a feature may result in a new ID being assigned.

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

Change log

Feature versionRevisedDescription
102012-08-28Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs
92012-08-28Added scale-specific definitions
82012-08-27Attribute update
72012-08-16Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute
62010-03-01object class change, removed attribute value from embankment_use, and added name_macronated attribute
52004-06-14Unspecified update
42002-04-23new attribute value
32001-11-23Unspecified update
22001-07-01new attribute
11999-03-01intial status