The Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) is available for use by the land transport sector.

For new phases, these will be released provisionally and circulated for feedback, prior to then incorporating this into the next release version.

As such, we have created a new provisional release of the standards for Berm, Shoulder, Observations and Tree.  The Observations Standards have been designed to capture test data currently focussed on Environmental assets, but the scope can be extended as required. These include Air Quality, Contaminated Land, Groundwater, and Stormwater.  To align with these new provisional releases, an instance of a provisional Common Standard has been included to facilitate the publication of these new provisional standards.

Your review and feedback of these standards, along with the other standards currently provisionally released (Waterfront Assets, Forward Works, and Resource Efficiency) is appreciated.

New provisional standards

As we continue to collect and incorporate your feedback, we have reviewed our approach to the Drainage standard:

  • Culvert, Culvert Pipe and Pipe have been merged into one table called “Pipe”.
  • Using the attribute “Pipe Type”, you will be able to select “Culvert” and all the culvert specific attributes will then be made available.
  • All the details about the attribute level changes can be found in the Release Version (RV) 1.3 Change Log document.
  • New attributes have been added to the Pipe standard to cater for the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater Regulations requirements of data collection for fish passages in assets that convey fresh water.

The AMDS System Standard, which was previously provisional has now been released, with the latest version of the AMDS standard.

With the introduction of the Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS), in some cases, a more granular approach to describing assets has been adopted, whereby components are captured in more detail and as their own entities.

The System standard has been developed from the need to be able to group these assets to view, assess, or inspect them as a complete system.

An AMS (Asset Management System) that adopts the System Standard should consider the following when implementing:

  • Multiple systems should be accessible to field staff/users simultaneously.
  • Field staff/users must be able to drill down from a System to the assets that comprise the system.
  • Systems may link to other systems.
  • Assets within a system do not need to link to each other (they link to the parent, which is the System)
  • Asset management is maintained on the individual asset.
  • The AMDS should be able to show Assets grouped by Asset IDs, that are not in any system.
  • UUIDs (Universal Unique Identifier) should be used in back end (and available via APIs (Application Programme Interface)) though UI (User Interfaces) should represent in human readable format.

Inventory assets

Release version 1.3 includes the following:

View larger version of the assets map [PDF, 82 KB]

Inventory Assets Release Version 1.3


  • AMDS Asset - Access Control - Bollard, Cattle Stop, Rail, Wall & Wheel Stop -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Amenities -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Barrier - Barrier and Crash Cushion -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Biodiversity -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset – Drainage - Chamber, Channel, Headwall, Pipe, Valve, Water Area and Water Structure -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Geotech - Ground Treatment and Rockfall Protection -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Mechanical & Electrical Plant -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Pathway – Pathway-  Kerb Crossing -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Roadway - Stopping Place -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Roadway - Surface, Pavement and Subgrade -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Structure - Bridge -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Structure - Retaining Wall, Sea Wall - RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Structure - Tunnel - RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Support Structure – Gantry, Mast, Pole and Outreach -  RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset - Traffic Control Device – Delineator, Marking, Non-Electronic Sign, Road Hump and Traffic Island - RV 1.3
  • AMDS Asset – System - RV 1.3

Download zip file [ZIP, 3.3 MB]


AMDS Operational Fault and Activity - Release Version 1.3


  •  AMDS Operational Fault and Activity - Fault and Activity - RV 1.3

Download zip file [ZIP, 72 KB]


AMDS Common - Release Version 1.3


  • AMDS Common - RV 1.3

Download zip file [ZIP, 434 KB]


AMDS Release Tools - Version 1.3


  • 2023-11-23 AMDS Mapping Master List
  • AMDS Geometry Guidance
  • AMDS SQL – RV 1.3
  • AMDS_XML_RV 1.3 (Draft)
  • AMDS_XSD_RV 1.3 (Draft)
  • Release Version (RV) 1.3 Change Log

Download zip file [ZIP, 1.4 MB]

Provisional releases

Four new provisional releases Berm, Shoulder, Observation and Tree are available now for your review. There has been a slight change to the format of the spreadsheets, including both and index and a release history page.

Email your feedback to

Provisional releases Publication date

Feedback due date

AMDS – Observations – Air Quality - Contaminated Land – Ground Water – Stormwater Quality – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 977 KB]
14 March 2024 4 weeks from publication

AMDS Asset – Roadway – Tree – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 233 KB]
14 March 2024 4 weeks from publication

AMDS Asset – Pathway - Berm – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 230 KB]
14 March 2024 4 weeks from publication

AMDS Asset – Roadway – Shoulder – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 229 KB]
14 March 2024 4 weeks from publication

AMDS – Common – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 247 KB]
14 March 2024 4 weeks from publication

AMDS Network Model


  • The Network Group Data Standard will be updated in due course. In the interim, the Xray and ERD (Entity Relationship Diagram) are more reflective of the intent of the Network Model.
  • Xray 
  • Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Download zip file [ZIP, 492 KB]

6 December 2023

4 weeks from publication

AMDS Asset – Waterfront – Boat Ramp, Shore Protection, Waterfront Structure - Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 2.4 MB]

6 December 2023

4 weeks from Publication

AMDS Forward Work Programme – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 265 KB]

Watch the AMDS Forward Works Webinar March 2023 (video link)(external link)

June 2023


AMDS Resource Efficiency – Provisional

Download zip file [ZIP, 250 KB]

6 December 2023