NZ Topo - object class canal_cl
This page describe the canal_cl object class used to represent objects in the NZTopo topographic database.
An artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower or irrigation.
Canal_cl is used to capture canals where they aretoo narrow to hold at 1:50,000 as an area feature. Wider canals are captured as a polygon. Where a canal is close to a road, the position held in the data is as close to it's true position as capture techniques permit. This may result in part of the canal feature being obscurred by the road symbol. Other objects completing the water-flow pattern are: river, lake, swamp, water race,pond, lagoon, and pipeline_cl (where pipeline_use = 'water)
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
|Additional entity class||Not applicable|
|Entity source||US Standard Entity|
|Map series||Topo250 Topo50|
|LSLIFF object class||15|
|Attribute description||Attribute values*|
|Name of the canal, 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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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.
|5||2012-08-28||Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs|
|4||2012-08-16||Name attribute in UTF-8 format; added name_ascii attribute|
|3||2010-03-01||Added name_macronated attribute|