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Glossary

cadastre
Land information and survey system used to record and locate boundaries of land.

contiguous
Sharing a common border with another geography.

coterminous
Having the same or coincident boundary as another geography.

digitising
The process of converting the geographic features on an analog map into digital format.

flat classification
A classification that is not hierarchical.

hierarchical classification
A system of grouping things according to a hierarchy, or levels and orders. Hierarchical classifications range from the broadest level (eg territorial authority) to the detailed level (eg meshblock).

multivariate statistics table
A table containing cross tabulations of more than one variable, for example, age group by sex.

New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000
The projection used for New Zealand’s Topo50 1:50,000 and other small scale mapping. NZTM2000 is formally defined in Standard for New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 Projections: Version 2 – LINZS25002.

resident population
The resident population is defined by Stats NZ as:

  • estimated resident population – an estimate of all people who usually live in an area at a given date
  • census usually resident population – a count of all people enumerated by census, who usually live in that area, and were present in New Zealand on census night.
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