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From: Josh McArthur

Dear Department of Conservation,

I am seeking data on the location, type, and any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).

By 'asset', I am referring to any structure tagged with an orange plastic tag containing a reference number. It is my assumption that DOC holds data on the structure referenced by the number etched into this tag. I am not seeking information on any other type of asset.

If centrally available, I would also submit that this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use, particularly if the information held is geospatially-referenced.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua McArthur

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Dear Josh McArthur

On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request below.
Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Gabrielle Muir

Government Services
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-----Original Message-----
From: Josh McArthur <[FOI #11568 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:30 p.m.
To: OIA <[DOC request email]>
Subject: Official Information request - Register of assets (orange tags found on DOC-managed structures)

Dear Department of Conservation,

I am seeking data on the location, type, and any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).

By 'asset', I am referring to any structure tagged with an orange plastic tag containing a reference number. It is my assumption that DOC holds data on the structure referenced by the number etched into this tag. I am not seeking information on any other type of asset.

If centrally available, I would also submit that this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use, particularly if the information held is geospatially-referenced.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua McArthur

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19-E-0756-McArthur-DOC-6138352

 

26 November 2019

 

[1][FOI #11568 email]

 

 

Dear Joshua McArthur

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Department of
Conservation, dated 31 October 2019. You requested the following: -
Register of assets (orange tags found on DOC-managed structures)

 

 1. Data on the location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure tagged
with an orange plastic tag containing a reference number
 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).
 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

 

 1. Data on location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure with an
orange plastic tag containing a reference number

 

The Department uses orange and green tags to identify the visitor related
assets that you have referenced. The attached spreadsheet includes all the
visitor assets (past and present), that DOC manages. This spreadsheet is a
subset of the data that DOC holds for all visitor related assets. There
are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and thousands of
condition and quality assessment fields.

 

 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).

The metadata for the assets included in the spreadsheet is listed
below. I have used the following definition for metadata, “a set of
data that describes and gives information about other data”. As noted,
there are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and
thousands of condition and quality assessment fields. The metadata for
these attributes have not been included. Should you require them,
please contact the Director Operations Planning (details below).

 a. Equipment – this is the system number assigned to every equipment
(asset) that has been installed or removed (uninstalled) since DOC
started managing its assets in an asset management system
 b. Equip. Description – is the name given to the asset
 c. Start Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the asset
 d. End Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the end of a track asset
 e. Region – is the DOC Region in which the asset is located
 f. Functional Location – is the name of the site on which asset is
located
 g. Destination – is the name given to a group of functional locations. It
is used to define the standard of the services at that site
 h. Equipment Status – is the current status of the asset. Where the asset
no longer exists, the status is ‘removed’.
 i. Tech ID – is the number on the Orange or Green tag found in the field
 j. Equipment Category – is the class of asset
 k. Equipment Type – is the subclass or asset type
 l. Construction type – is the predominant construction material
 m. Class type of Object – is used to provide more detail of the Equipment
Type
 n. Known Build Date – is the date (if known) that the asset was
constructed/installed. The default setting is the first day of the
month that the asset was installed. No date indicates that there was
no recorded built date prior to 1996

 

 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

The Department is not presently in a position to provide the dataset
to data.govt.nz for others to use.

 

 

The following documents fall within the scope of your request and are
attached:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Item|Date |Document description |Decision |
|----+-----------+--------------------------------------+----------------|
|1 |26 November|DOC-6138356 OIA request for visitor |Released in full|
| |2019 |asset data | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

The Department is subject to an obligation of confidence concerning the
release of the information you have sought (section 9(2)(ba)(i) of the
Official Information Act 1982 refers) but the Department is of the view
that the public interest (including open government and the right of the
public to be informed) outweighs any obligation of confidence to withhold
it.

 

The Department advises that the making available of, or the giving or
access to, this information should not be taken, for the purposes of the
law of breach of confidence, to constitute an authorisation or approval of
the publication of all or any of the information by you: section 48(2) of
the Official Information Act refers.

 

If you wish to discuss the matters referred to in the answer to the 2^nd
request above with the Department, please contact Darryl Lew, Director
Operations Planning by email [2][email address] or myself
[3][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mike Edginton
Chief Information Officer
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
M: +64 274 977768

Conservation for prosperity Tiakina te taiao, kia
[4]http://www.doc.govt.nz/

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh McArthur <[5][FOI #11568 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:30 p.m.
To: OIA <[6][DOC request email]>
Subject: Official Information request - Register of assets (orange tags
found on DOC-managed structures)

 

Dear Department of Conservation,

 

I am seeking data on the location, type, and any other metadata available
for DOC assets - in particular structures such as stairs, bridges, and
buildings (huts).

 

By 'asset', I am referring to any structure tagged with an orange plastic
tag containing a reference number. It is my assumption that DOC holds data
on the structure referenced by the number etched into this tag. I am not
seeking information on any other type of asset.

 

If centrally available, I would also submit that this dataset be provided
to data.govt.nz for others to use, particularly if the information held is
geospatially-referenced.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Joshua McArthur

 

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19-E-0756-McArthur-DOC-6138352

 

26 November 2019

 

[1][FOI #11568 email]

 

 

Dear Joshua McArthur

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Department of
Conservation, dated 31 October 2019. You requested the following: -
Register of assets (orange tags found on DOC-managed structures)

 

 1. Data on the location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure tagged
with an orange plastic tag containing a reference number
 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).
 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

 

 1. Data on location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure with an
orange plastic tag containing a reference number

 

The Department uses orange and green tags to identify the visitor related
assets that you have referenced. The attached spreadsheet includes all the
visitor assets (past and present), that DOC manages. This spreadsheet is a
subset of the data that DOC holds for all visitor related assets. There
are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and thousands of
condition and quality assessment fields.

 

 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).

The metadata for the assets included in the spreadsheet is listed
below. I have used the following definition for metadata, “a set of
data that describes and gives information about other data”. As noted,
there are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and
thousands of condition and quality assessment fields. The metadata for
these attributes have not been included. Should you require them,
please contact the Director Operations Planning (details below).

 a. Equipment – this is the system number assigned to every equipment
(asset) that has been installed or removed (uninstalled) since DOC
started managing its assets in an asset management system
 b. Equip. Description – is the name given to the asset
 c. Start Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the asset
 d. End Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the end of a track asset
 e. Region – is the DOC Region in which the asset is located
 f. Functional Location – is the name of the site on which asset is
located
 g. Destination – is the name given to a group of functional locations. It
is used to define the standard of the services at that site
 h. Equipment Status – is the current status of the asset. Where the asset
no longer exists, the status is ‘removed’.
 i. Tech ID – is the number on the Orange or Green tag found in the field
 j. Equipment Category – is the class of asset
 k. Equipment Type – is the subclass or asset type
 l. Construction type – is the predominant construction material
 m. Class type of Object – is used to provide more detail of the Equipment
Type
 n. Known Build Date – is the date (if known) that the asset was
constructed/installed. The default setting is the first day of the
month that the asset was installed. No date indicates that there was
no recorded built date prior to 1996

 

 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

The Department is not presently in a position to provide the dataset
to data.govt.nz for others to use.

 

 

The following documents fall within the scope of your request and are
attached:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Item|Date |Document description |Decision |
|----+-----------+--------------------------------------+----------------|
|1 |26 November|DOC-6138356 OIA request for visitor |Released in full|
| |2019 |asset data | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

The Department is subject to an obligation of confidence concerning the
release of the information you have sought (section 9(2)(ba)(i) of the
Official Information Act 1982 refers) but the Department is of the view
that the public interest (including open government and the right of the
public to be informed) outweighs any obligation of confidence to withhold
it.

 

The Department advises that the making available of, or the giving or
access to, this information should not be taken, for the purposes of the
law of breach of confidence, to constitute an authorisation or approval of
the publication of all or any of the information by you: section 48(2) of
the Official Information Act refers.

 

If you wish to discuss the matters referred to in the answer to the 2^nd
request above with the Department, please contact Darryl Lew, Director
Operations Planning by email [2][email address] or myself
[3][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mike Edginton
Chief Information Officer
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
M: +64 274 977768

Conservation for prosperity Tiakina te taiao, kia
[4]http://www.doc.govt.nz/

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh McArthur <[5][FOI #11568 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:30 p.m.
To: OIA <[6][DOC request email]>
Subject: Official Information request - Register of assets (orange tags
found on DOC-managed structures)

 

Dear Department of Conservation,

 

I am seeking data on the location, type, and any other metadata available
for DOC assets - in particular structures such as stairs, bridges, and
buildings (huts).

 

By 'asset', I am referring to any structure tagged with an orange plastic
tag containing a reference number. It is my assumption that DOC holds data
on the structure referenced by the number etched into this tag. I am not
seeking information on any other type of asset.

 

If centrally available, I would also submit that this dataset be provided
to data.govt.nz for others to use, particularly if the information held is
geospatially-referenced.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Joshua McArthur

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.

 

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[7][FOI #11568 email]

 

Is [8][DOC request email] the wrong address for Official Information requests
to Department of Conservation? If so, please contact us using this form:

[9]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...

 

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

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Morena Mike – please save your email to John McArthur (and attachments) to
docCM, using the following naming convention:

 

19-E-0756 – DOC OIA – Response – McArthur.

Thanks

Ngā mihi

Gabrielle

 

From: Mike Edginton <[email address]>
Sent: Thursday, 28 November 2019 4:29 p.m.
To: [FOI #11568 email]
Cc: Government Services <[email address]>
Subject: RE: 19-E-0756 - DOC OIA - McArthur

 

 

19-E-0756-McArthur-DOC-6138352

 

26 November 2019

 

[1][FOI #11568 email]

 

 

Dear Joshua McArthur

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Department of
Conservation, dated 31 October 2019. You requested the following: -
Register of assets (orange tags found on DOC-managed structures)

 

 1. Data on the location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure tagged
with an orange plastic tag containing a reference number
 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).
 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

 

 1. Data on location and type of DOC assets i.e. any structure with an
orange plastic tag containing a reference number

 

The Department uses orange and green tags to identify the visitor related
assets that you have referenced. The attached spreadsheet includes all the
visitor assets (past and present), that DOC manages. This spreadsheet is a
subset of the data that DOC holds for all visitor related assets. There
are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and thousands of
condition and quality assessment fields.

 

 2. Any other metadata available for DOC assets - in particular structures
such as stairs, bridges, and buildings (huts).

The metadata for the assets included in the spreadsheet is listed
below. I have used the following definition for metadata, “a set of
data that describes and gives information about other data”. As noted,
there are 80 characteristics for each asset in the database, and
thousands of condition and quality assessment fields. The metadata for
these attributes have not been included. Should you require them,
please contact the Director Operations Planning (details below).

 a. Equipment – this is the system number assigned to every equipment
(asset) that has been installed or removed (uninstalled) since DOC
started managing its assets in an asset management system
 b. Equip. Description – is the name given to the asset
 c. Start Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the asset
 d. End Grid Ref (E,N) – is the location of the end of a track asset
 e. Region – is the DOC Region in which the asset is located
 f. Functional Location – is the name of the site on which asset is
located
 g. Destination – is the name given to a group of functional locations. It
is used to define the standard of the services at that site
 h. Equipment Status – is the current status of the asset. Where the asset
no longer exists, the status is ‘removed’.
 i. Tech ID – is the number on the Orange or Green tag found in the field
 j. Equipment Category – is the class of asset
 k. Equipment Type – is the subclass or asset type
 l. Construction type – is the predominant construction material
 m. Class type of Object – is used to provide more detail of the Equipment
Type
 n. Known Build Date – is the date (if known) that the asset was
constructed/installed. The default setting is the first day of the
month that the asset was installed. No date indicates that there was
no recorded built date prior to 1996

 

 3. That this dataset be provided to data.govt.nz for others to use,
particularly if the information held is geospatially referenced.

The Department is not presently in a position to provide the dataset
to data.govt.nz for others to use.

 

 

The following documents fall within the scope of your request and are
attached:

 

Item Date Document description Decision
1 26 November DOC-6138356 OIA request for visitor Released in full
2019 asset data

 

 

The Department is subject to an obligation of confidence concerning the
release of the information you have sought (section 9(2)(ba)(i) of the
Official Information Act 1982 refers) but the Department is of the view
that the public interest (including open government and the right of the
public to be informed) outweighs any obligation of confidence to withhold
it.

 

The Department advises that the making available of, or the giving or
access to, this information should not be taken, for the purposes of the
law of breach of confidence, to constitute an authorisation or approval of
the publication of all or any of the information by you: section 48(2) of
the Official Information Act refers.

 

If you wish to discuss the matters referred to in the answer to the 2^nd
request above with the Department, please contact Darryl Lew, Director
Operations Planning by email [2][email address] or myself
[3][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mike Edginton
Chief Information Officer
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
M: +64 274 977768

Conservation for prosperity Tiakina te taiao, kia
[4]http://www.doc.govt.nz/

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh McArthur <[5][FOI #11568 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:30 p.m.
To: OIA <[6][DOC request email]>
Subject: Official Information request - Register of assets (orange tags
found on DOC-managed structures)

 

Dear Department of Conservation,

 

I am seeking data on the location, type, and any other metadata available
for DOC assets - in particular structures such as stairs, bridges, and
buildings (huts).

 

By 'asset', I am referring to any structure tagged with an orange plastic
tag containing a reference number. It is my assumption that DOC holds data
on the structure referenced by the number etched into this tag. I am not
seeking information on any other type of asset.

 

If centrally available, I would also submit that this dataset be provided
to data.govt.nz for others to use, particularly if the information held is
geospatially-referenced.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Joshua McArthur

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.

 

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[7][FOI #11568 email]

 

Is [8][DOC request email] the wrong address for Official Information requests
to Department of Conservation? If so, please contact us using this form:

[9]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[10]https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers

 

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ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's OIA or LGOIMA
page.

 

 

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and attachments. We apologise for the inconvenience. Thank you.

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