NZ Topo - object class quarry_poly

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


An excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone or the like is obtained by cutting, blasting etc

Topo50 description

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

Representation specification

Representation specification showing quarry_poly

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Class attributes

Attribute Value
Object class quarry_poly
Entity class MINE
Additional entity class Not applicable
Object inheritance simple_area
Entity source US Standard Entity
Map series Topo50
LSLIFF object class 328

Object attributes

Attribute LSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute description Attribute values*
name 1001
The name of the feature, 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.
"Horokiwi Quarry"
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
quarry_status 1068
quarry_substance_extracted 1069
limestone Includes lime
stone Includes shingle, gravel, metal
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.
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
11 2015-09-16 Updated attribute values for quarry_substance_extracted
10 2012-08-28 Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs
9 2012-08-28 Added scale-specific definitions
8 2012-08-16 Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute
7 2010-03-01 Added name_macronated attribute
6 2008-04-10 Removed reference to seed and void objects
5 2002-04-23 new attribute value
4 2001-11-23 Unspecified update
3 2001-09-11 comments
2 2000-11-01 new attribute value
1 1999-03-01 intial status