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

Object classairport_pnt
Entity classAIRPORT
Additional entity classNot applicable
Object inheritancesimple_point
Entity sourceProposed change to US Entity
Map series Topo250
LSLIFF object class203

Object attributes

AttributeLSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute descriptionAttribute values*
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"
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
aerodromeother airfields licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, and also military airfields
airportthose used for scheduled air services
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 versionRevisedDescription
72013-04-04Added information regarding the population of the name attribute
62012-08-28Updated map images and aerial views; added representation information and example feature photographs
52012-08-28Added scale-specific definitions
42012-08-16Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute
32010-07-06changed Shapefile field name to airport_use
22010-03-01Added name_macronated attribute
12009-09-01intial status