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Product descriptions of the datasets free of charge

  

General map 1:1 000 000, vector

General map 1:1 000 000 is a dataset depicting the terrain covering the whole of Finland. The most important target groups are water systems, traffic route networks and administrative borders. The administrative borders, the nomenclature and the traffic route network are updated every year and other elements every 5 years.

General map 1:1 000 000 is used as an approach map in travel, excursion and outdoor recreation applications of mobile devices and Internet services as well as source material for different map products.

General map 1:1 000 000 product description

coordinate system:
format:
file:

ETRS-TM35FIN (KKJ / YKJ on request)
ESRI shape, MapInfo
zip-packed (shape  34,8 Mt, MapInfo 30,4 Mt)

 

 

  

 General map 1:4 500 000, vector

General map 1:4 500 000 provided by the National Land Survey (NLS) is a general map dataset covering the whole of Finland. The most important target groups are water systems, traffic route networks, nomenclatures and administrative borders. The administrative borders and the traffic route network are updated every year and the other elements every 5 years.

General map 1:4 500 000 is used as an approach map in travel, excursion and outdoor recreation applications of mobile devices and Internet services as well as source material for different map products.

General map 1:4 500 000 product description

coordinate system:
format:
file:

ETRS-TM35FIN (KKJ / YKJ on request)
ESRI shape, MapInfo
zip-packed (shape 4,8 Mt, MapInfo 4 Mt)

 

 

 

 General map raster 1:1 000 000

General map raster 1:1 000 000 is a dataset depicting the terrain covering the whole of Finland. The map is compiled of the General map 1:1 000 000 dataset. The most important target groups are water systems, traffic route networks and administrative borders. The administrative borders, the nomenclature and the traffic route network are updated every year and the other elements every 5 years.

General map raster 1:1 000 000 is applicable to be used, for instance as an approach map in mobile devices or Internet services. The product can be used in scales ranging from 1:700 000 to 1:1 000 000.

General map raster 1:1 000 000 product description

coordinate system:
format:
file:

ETRS-TM35FIN (KKJ / YKJ on request)
Tiff (lzw), TAB or TFW coordinate system files
zip-packed(11,9 Mt)

 

 

  

General map raster 1:4 500 000

General map raster 1:4 500 000 is a general map dataset covering the whole of Finland. The map is compiled of the General map 1:4 500 000 dataset. The most important target groups are water systems, traffic route networks, nomenclatures and administrative borders. The administrative borders and the road network are updated yearly and the other elements if needed.

General map raster 1:4 500 000 is applicable to be used, for instance as an approach map in mobile devices or Internet services. The product can be used in scales ranging from 1: 2 000 000 to 1: 4 500 000.

General map raster 1:4 500 000 product description

coordinate system:
format:
file:

ETRS-TM35FIN (KKJ / YKJ on request)
Tiff (lzw), TAB or TFW coordinate system files
zip packed (4,9 Mt)

 

 

 

 Place names, text file

The place names include approximately 800 000 natural and cultural names and information associated with them. The most important data is type and location of the place and information on the administrative territory and map sheet division. The Research Institute for the Languages in Finland checks the spelling of the names. The information also includes the language of the name and its status in the location municipality of the object.

The place names are available in scales 1:20 000, 1:100 000, 1:250 000 and 1:500 000, and the map names in the same scales.

The map names include the cartographic presentation data of the place names selected to the NLS map products in different scales. The same name, for instance a river name, may appear several times in the map names.

As to the place names, each place including its name is presented only once (for instance Helsinki) and the parallel name (Helsingfors) is the identifying connection (mutual place ID). Location data include the coordinates of the midpoint of the object and regarding the river the coordinates of the mouth of the river.

The place names are available on request through the interface service: Nomenclature search service (WFS). Up to 300 queries / day free of charge, a search-specific maintenance fee is charged for searches exceeding this limit.

The toponymic guidelines for map editors and other editors, Finland, is a publication designed for international use to meet the needs of editors of cartographic works and other publications using Finland's geographic names. Section 2.2 of the Guidelines, How to choose which place name to use, discusses the use of Finnish, Swedish and Saami place names in maps and other documents in different languages. 

coordinate system:
format:
file:

KKJ / PKJ, KKJ / YKJ, ETRS-TM35FIN (all coordinate systems in the same file)
textfile
zip packed (The place names 1:20 000 28,1 Mt, 1:100 000 7 Mt, 1:250 000 2,7 Mt, 1:500 000 0,9 Mt, the map names 1:20 000 48,4 Mt, 1:100 000 12,9 Mt, 1:250 000 4,8 Mt, 1:500 000 1,3 Mt)

   

Municipal Division in Finland, vector and raster

Once a year, the National Land Survey of Finland produces the Municipal Division in Finland, which is material describing the municipal division of the entire country.

Material for the municipal division is produced for scales 1:10 000, 1:100 000, 1:250 000, 1:1 M and 1:4,5 M. The data for the material in scale 1:10 000 has been produced from the cadastral registry, and municipal boundaries have not been generalised. In the other scales, the municipal borders have been generalised for each scale. In addition, the material contains data for producing regional division and the division of the Regional State Administrative Agencies for corresponding scales.

The municipal division material is available as products in vector format, as separate files. The municipal division products in vector format contain municipal codes, the names of the municipalities in Finnish and in Swedish, as well as municipal boundaries and areas. Additionally, the product contains the corresponding information about regions and the Regional State Administrative Agencies.

The municipal division raster is available as separate files as well as on the service interface of raster layers (WMS) (http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/aineistot-palvelut/rajapintapalvelut/rasteriaineistojen-palvelurajap..., in Finnish). The municipal division products in raster format contain only municipal borders.

coordinate system:
format:
file:
ETRS-TM35FIN
XML/GML, PNG
zip packed