The basic map is an appropriate guide for everyone on the road or in the wild. It also provides a basis for other maps, for instance, specific outdoor maps that allow the users to go hiking or orienting in the terrain. For those skilled in the art the basic map is a suitable aid for making plans.
The basic map shows the property division, roads, houses, waterways, cultivated areas, topographic features and elevation as well as conservation and protected areas. The basic map covers the whole of Finland.
The sheet line system is selected on the Citizen’s MapSite by choosing the appropriate sheet line system from the Settings.
The basic map is being renewed at scale 1:25 000. On the new basic map one map sheet covers a wider area than before, 12 km x 24 km. In addition, the new maps 1: 25 000 include
The basic map at scale 1:20 000 is no longer printed. All new maps are published at scale 1:25 000. The first new basic maps were completed in autumn 2006. New and old maps are found on the market side by side, until new maps covering the entire country have been printed in the beginning of 2010.