NZ Topo - object class cliff_edge

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


A high, steep or overhanging face or rock. Can be rock.

Topo50 description

Only those significant either by their size or location, or where contours do not adequately depict the terrain, are held in the data and shown on the printed maps. Note that those in heavily build-up areas are not usually held in the data or shown on the printed maps. A named cliff may be held in the data as a geographic_name feature, and shown on the printed maps by it's name only. Eg. 'Benvenue Cliffs'

Topo250 description

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

Representation specification

Representation specification showing cliff_edge

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Class attributes

Object classcliff_edge
Entity classCLIFF
Additional entity classNot applicable
Object inheritancesimple_line
Entity sourceUS Standard Entity
Map series Topo50 Topo250 Ant50
LSLIFF object class23

Object attributes

This object class does not have attributes.

Change log

Feature versionRevisedDescription
42012-08-28Updated map image and aerial view; added representation specification and example feature photographs
32012-08-28Added scale-specific definitions
22001-11-23Unspecified update
11999-03-01intial status