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# 214616 20-May-2017 17:46
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Chorus provide details of their cabinet locations here: https://www.chorus.co.nz/our-network/about/network-build-update

 

Does anyone know if there's an equivalent source for Exchanges?


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  # 1785333 20-May-2017 21:57
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I don't know if there's a public list, but there's an internal list a lot of us here have access to. If you're just interested in a few I'm sure we can find it out for you.


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  # 1785335 20-May-2017 22:01
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Seeing as NZPO/Telecom/Spark (whoever it was at the time probably Telecom) went to great lengths to de-identify all the Telephone exchanges I'd say, no there isn't any public list. I you recall all telephone exchanges had signs on the building saying it was a telephone exchange. Not any more.





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  # 1785336 20-May-2017 22:02
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This list is on a Chorus internal tool - like @DarkShadow says a few of us here have access to it (myself included).

 

You can access a public list at https://gis.geek.nz but if you want to know more specific details then post here and I am sure somebody can find it for you.





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  # 1785341 20-May-2017 22:26
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Technofreak:

 

Seeing as NZPO/Telecom/Spark (whoever it was at the time probably Telecom) went to great lengths to de-identify all the Telephone exchanges I'd say, no there isn't any public list. I you recall all telephone exchanges had signs on the building saying it was a telephone exchange. Not any more.

 

 

Look for an oldish looking building that has no signs on it, with a cell tower out back, and a few Chorus trucks up front. cool


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  # 1785342 20-May-2017 22:38
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DarkShadow:

 

 

 

Look for an oldish looking building that has no signs on it, with a cell tower out back, and a few Chorus trucks up front. cool

 

 

Not all have cell towers, in fact none of the ones I worked in have cell towers nor were they all old looking buildings.

 

They were all de-identified for security reasons.





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  # 1785364 21-May-2017 01:12
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In the cities look for buildings that are 2-4 stories that look like the court house - assuming the court house was built in the 70-80s.

Other RLGs take on all shapes and sizes. Lots of urban ones have elliptical rooves. Or the proper rural ones are just white weatherboard sheds with a water tank out the back and late model air conditioning vsnts.

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  # 1785372 21-May-2017 02:47
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Here's a few of them:

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

And here's a really nice and remote one: Google street view 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1785374 21-May-2017 05:33
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DarthKermit:

 

Here's a few of them:

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

And here's a really nice and remote one: Google street view 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and about half or more of those are now just cabinets, that are housed in the old mechanical exchange or coax repeater huts from the 1950s to the 80s so you cant tell from looking at the outside what is in them :-)


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  # 1785387 21-May-2017 08:34
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Google street view

InstallerUFB:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Here's a few of them:

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

Google street view 

 

And here's a really nice and remote one: Google street view 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and about half or more of those are now just cabinets, that are housed in the old mechanical exchange or coax repeater huts from the 1950s to the 80s so you cant tell from looking at the outside what is in them :-)

 

 

and here is some bigger ones

 

Hamilton

 

Te Awamutu

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1785390 21-May-2017 08:41
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hyperman:

 

Google street view

 

 

That one looks like typical dour old government architecture from the 1960's.

 

I think it would be fun if other people can post some street view links of these old exchange buildings.


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  # 1785394 21-May-2017 09:00
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Spot the Exchangecool

 

and yes there is an exchange in the shot - Its a modern one

 

 


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  # 1785395 21-May-2017 09:07
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michaelmurfy:

 

This list is on a Chorus internal tool - like @DarkShadow says a few of us here have access to it (myself included).

 

You can access a public list at https://gis.geek.nz but if you want to know more specific details then post here and I am sure somebody can find it for you.

 

 

@michaelmurfy, how is that site gis.geek.nz meant to work? If I click on any of the symbols on that map, it comes up with a big long list of errors starting with "errors during Soy compilation template contents:13" What does all that mean?


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  # 1785398 21-May-2017 09:16
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I'm curious as to why the OP would like to know.




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  # 1785530 21-May-2017 17:25
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@michaelmurfy / @quickymart gis.geek.nz is my site. Just looking at updating the Chorus layers on the new interface and it would be nice to be able to link people back to the exchange the cabinets are plumbed back too.

 

It's a nice to have, not a need.

 

If someone wants to send me a dump from an internal tool, that'd be awesome :)


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