The Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry issued a decree on 21 December 2011 on the fees of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). The decree prescribes that the NLS will open its topographic datasets to the public on 1 May 2012 to be used freely and free of charge.
For years, the National Land Survey (NLS) developed its digital archive system, which is shown as speedy service to the customers. As the information service of the digital archive improves, the possibility of studying old documents in writing ends.
This year, the open data competition Apps4Finland awarded a special prize for spatial data, Maps4Finland, to AccelBit Oy for its map browser application Karttaselain. The winners were announced at the Apps4Finland Gala on 22 November 2011.
Organisations with large amounts of corporate spatial data have been busy creating interface services. They will remain busy as regulations require the development of services offering both vectors and images from dozens of data sets.
The new triangulation tower on the Kaunispää fell will be inaugurated on Monday 5 September 2011 in Saariselkä. The aim of the new tower, which was built as a memorial, information point and lookout tower, is to nurture the long traditions of triangulation on Kaunispää.
During the last decades, the management of the state's data administration has varied from strict regulation to free management. Legislation regarding data administration has in many respects been included in the special legislation. The legislation has come far behind technological development, which has slowed down the emergence of digital data society.
The National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) has determinedly renewed its website. The renewal aims to operate more openly and to further develop electronic services. One of this spring's web novelties is the ensemble of cadastral surveys, entitled "ongoing cadastral surveys". The service enables...
In the real estate business the economic recession seems to be over. The worst period of the recession occurred at the beginning of 2009. Since then the business has clearly picked up. In 2010, a total of 68 900 purchases of real estate were made; an increase of 13 percent compared to the previous...
Real estate purchases made by Russians have for long been a subject of public debate. Now that Russia has restricted foreign ownership rights, many of us are wondering should we in general be selling pieces of Finland to the Russians. How did this happen? In 1993, Finland started to implement the...