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  Reply # 155714 10-Aug-2008 21:33
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The only folk not chorus customers are those on Vodafone or Orcon LLU connections, which currently are only in parts of Auckland you would consciencly have to sign up to those services in the last few months and would be well aware of the situation. Also those on Telstra lines, which only exists in parts of Wellington and Kapiti, and a few parts of ChCh.

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  Reply # 155974 11-Aug-2008 17:58
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cyril7: If you are on a Telecom phone line, as opposed to a Vodaphone or Orcon LLU line, which you have no way of being outside of certain Auckland suburbs at this time, then you are a Chorus customer.

Does that mean that since I'm paying Telecom for the line, (but Slingshot for tolls), I'm counted as a Chorus customer?

Like Vorbis, I'm in Whangarei but I haven't got a clue where the nearest cabinet would be. Does someone know what cabinet feeds/will feed the area around the Hospital?


I think there's one near Silverstream Rd. I'm up top of Maunu hill and they've put a large double cabinet around chest height on one side of the road, and removed a cabinet from the other side. I think silverstream is classed as HoraHora so that one might be the other upgrade scheduled for early next year.
They sure spent a long time under the ground putting that cab in...

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 155977 11-Aug-2008 18:08
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Discovered the cabinet is on a mate's road that runs parallel to mine 150m away, its only about 50m from his house. Funnily enough hes on a 256k plan which runs at around 280k.

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  Reply # 155984 11-Aug-2008 18:34
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Vorbis: I think there's one near Silverstream Rd. I'm up top of Maunu hill and they've put a large double cabinet around chest height on one side of the road, and removed a cabinet from the other side. I think silverstream is classed as HoraHora so that one might be the other upgrade scheduled for early next year.

According to a status spreadsheet I downloaded from the Chorus site, there're supposed to be two cabinets. The one next to Silverstream road is the only one I've seen that I'd classify as in Horahora.

There should be one further in towards town around the shops, since that's about the center of the Horahora area.




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  Reply # 162178 4-Sep-2008 16:49
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If you want to see the cabinet polygons published by Chorus, the following link generates a KML overlay that can be opened in Google Earth...

http://maps.alchemy.co.nz/wms/kml_reflect?layers=topp:PlannedCabinet_7_5_2008_coverage

Superceded by: http://maps.alchemy.co.nz/wms/kml_reflect?layers=alchemy:PlannedCabinet_7_5_2008_coverage

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  Reply # 162182 4-Sep-2008 16:54
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Bloody typical. The coverage stops literally on the property boundary. Undecided




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  Reply # 162184 4-Sep-2008 17:01
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Keep in mind the image registration on Google Earth is pretty variable, sometimes out by 4-5 meters or more.  Also note that the markers displayed in each polygon are not the actual location of the cabinet, they are generated automatically by the mapping software, you can click on them to find out the cabinet ID though.

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Reply # 162192 4-Sep-2008 17:21
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dgashby: If you want to see the cabinet polygons published by Chorus, the following link generates a KML overlay that can be opened in Google Earth...

http://maps.alchemy.co.nz/wms/kml_reflect?layers=topp:PlannedCabinet_7_5_2008_coverage

Cheers,

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Uh, why is half of Khandallah not covered???



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  Reply # 162202 4-Sep-2008 17:34
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dgashby: If you want to see the cabinet polygons published by Chorus, the following link generates a KML overlay that can be opened in Google Earth...

http://maps.alchemy.co.nz/wms/kml_reflect?layers=topp:PlannedCabinet_7_5_2008_coverage

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Pretty accurate for me, it shows im on the cabinet i thought i was and not another one at the far end of my street.

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  Reply # 162306 4-Sep-2008 21:29
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dgashby: If you want to see the cabinet polygons published by Chorus, the following link generates a KML overlay that can be opened in Google Earth...

http://maps.alchemy.co.nz/wms/kml_reflect?layers=topp:PlannedCabinet_7_5_2008_coverage

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Uh, why is half of Khandallah not covered???


just like sandringham... half the suburbs been left out lol.....

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  Reply # 162346 5-Sep-2008 07:26
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I suspect the kmz file is not complete, all the cabinets in my area are 300m or more skewed, and several missing that are clearly in the source spreadsheet.

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  Reply # 162350 5-Sep-2008 07:51
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I checked the Khandallah area polygons in Google Earth against the original shape files as downloaded from the Chorus web site and viewed in a commercial GIS, and for that area at least there doesn't appear to be any diffrence between the files.  Also checked this against the Aug08 spreadsheet available on the Chorus page and this appears to match up OK too.  All the KNH/* cabinets listed in the spreadsheet are present on the map.

I'm happy to double check some other areas if people let me know where.

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  Reply # 162355 5-Sep-2008 08:26
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Hi Dean, if you find the time check out the Waikanae ones, I know where most of the cabinets are, but the kmz files show them skewd a block or so nor, nor west.

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  Reply # 162522 5-Sep-2008 16:41
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After a quick check, it turns out all is OK in Waikanae, but it did highlight that there is some confusion over the point markers that appear inside the polygons.  These are centroids that are generated automatically by either Google Earth or the WMS software, they are not part of the original shapefiles published by Chorus and they don't have any relationship to the location of the actual cabinets.  They simply act as a handle that you can click on to find the ID of the cabinet serving that particular polygon.

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Reply # 162554 5-Sep-2008 19:39
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dgashby: I checked the Khandallah area polygons in Google Earth against the original shape files as downloaded from the Chorus web site and viewed in a commercial GIS, and for that area at least there doesn't appear to be any diffrence between the files.  Also checked this against the Aug08 spreadsheet available on the Chorus page and this appears to match up OK too.  All the KNH/* cabinets listed in the spreadsheet are present on the map.


So does this mean that there are no plans for cabinetising the left-out area of Khandallah? I'm 1.1 Km away from the exchange, and in the missing area...

I wouldn't be surprised if this had something to do with the availability of cable in the area Undecided Go go gadget competition avoidance!

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