16 May 2017
Dear Mr Reynolds
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST – AVIATION SAFETY & RPAS IN WHENUAPAI CONTROL ZONE
We refer to your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“OIA”) set out on the
FYI.org.nz website on 7 May 2017.
You have requested the following information:
1. What the level of accuracy is for the Airshare latitude and longitude data we hold.
The latitude and longitude data is provided to by Airshare users (in the most part) by drawing the flight
area on a Google map. Google then calculates the longitude and latitude based on the mapped flight
We do not hold any information on the ‘level of accuracy’ Google calculates for the latitude and
longitude data. Accordingly, we must refuse your request under section 18(g)(i) and section 18(g)(ii) of
Regarding the comment: “…based on your previous actions…”
We would like to clarify that we refer to your previous intents to post the data and Confidentiality
Agreement online (including via FYI.org.nz).
Please note that the OIA is not a mechanism that can be used to engage in debate or generate
explanations in relation to a matter of interest to the requestor. You are entitled to apply to the
Ombudsman for a review of our decision pursuant to section 28(3) of the OIA.
Arama Eruera Official Information Act Officer Airways Corporation of New Zealand
Corporation of New Zealand
Level 7, Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Phone: +64 4 471 1888, fax: +64 4 471 4712
P O Box 294, Wellington 6140, New Zealand www.airways.co.nz