NZ Topo - object class beacon_pnt

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

Description

A fixed signal, mark or light erected for the guidance of mariners or aeroplane pilots.

Topo50 description

Only those significant either by their size or location are held in the data and shown on the printed maps. Where a beacon is located close to a trig, the beacon point symbol is replaced on the printed map by the text 'Beacon'. If two or more beacons are in close proximity, a single beacon feature may be held in the data and shown on the printed map.

Topo250 description

Only lighthouses are held in the Topo250 data and shown on Topo250 maps : that is where beacon_type = lighthouse

Representation specification

Representation specification showing beacon_pnt

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Class attributes

AttributeValue
Object classbeacon_pnt
Entity classBEACON
Additional entity classNot applicable
Object inheritancesimple_point
Entity sourceUS Standard Entity
Map series Topo50 Topo250 Ant50
LSLIFF object class3

Object attributes

AttributeLSLIFF code
Shapefile field
Data type
Attribute descriptionAttribute values*
name1001
name
string
The name of the beacon, 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.
"Karori Rock Light"
{empty}
name_macronated1140
macronated
boolean
Indicates whether the entry in the name_ascii field contains a macronated vowel. Where the value is "Y" go to http://www.linz.govt.nz/placenames/find-names/macrons/index.aspx for a list of places or feature names within New Zealand that are gazetted and include macrons
Y
N
beacon_type1004
type
string
lighthouse
{empty}
beacon_location1005
location
string
land
sea
lake
beacon_status1124
status
string
derelict: In a state of disrepair, no longer safe to use.
derelict
historic
{empty}
name_ascii9000
name_ascii
string
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.
UFID1000
t50_fid
integer
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.
"3254886"

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

Change log

Feature versionRevisedDescription
72012-08-28Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs
62012-08-28Added scale-specific definitions
52012-08-16Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute
42010-03-01Added name_macronated attribute
32001-11-23Unspecified update
22001-09-05new attribute
11999-03-01intial status