NZ Topo - object class historic_site_pnt

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


A place where some historic activity has been conducted, or where some historic object is located.

Topo50 description

Only those significant either by their size or location are held in the data and shown on the printed maps. Historic sites were originally obtained from surveyors in the field, or from other sources. As they are not always visible on imagery, these features are left unchanged unless more current information becomes available. Historic sites within residential areas are not held in the data or shown on the printed map. A description of the historic site (where known) is held in the data, but shown on the printed map only where space permits. Some historic sites may have their own unique object class. They are: Pa_pnt - Maori pa (Historic only) Monument_pnt - Monuments (Historic only) Redoubt_pnt - European fortifications

Representation specification

Representation specification showing historic_site_pnt

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See also: pa_pnt redoubt_pnt monument_pnt

Class attributes

Attribute Value
Object class historic_site_pnt
Additional entity class Not applicable
Object inheritance graphic_point
Entity source Proposed NZ Std Entity
Map series Topo50 Ant50
LSLIFF object class 57

Object attributes

Attribute LSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute description Attribute values*
historic_site_description 1034
"Local chiefs signed Treaty of Waitangi 1840"
"Wharekaka Station"
UFID 1000
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 version Revised Description
5 2012-08-28 Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs
4 2012-08-28 Added scale-specific definitions
3 2010-03-01 object class change
2 2001-11-23 Unspecified update
1 1999-03-01 intial status