The service offers you an access to the topographic maps, aerial images and background maps produced by the National Land Survey of Finland. You can search for maps from the whole of Finland by place names and coordinates, among others. More exact scales also show property boundaries and property identifiers.
MapSite is intended for private persons. It’s accessible to all and free of charge. The use of the service doesn’t require registration.
Through the service you can order various printed map products. Besides topographic and basic maps, you can order map printouts. You can choose the area you want to print out as well as the size and scale of it.
You can also download the Topographic database, laser scanning data, and elevation model as digital files free of charge. The download service has been published as a beta version for the time being, which means that the service is still being developed and tested. During the beta phase, new datasets are also added gradually. More information.
You can download topographic maps and aerial photographs in digital format also from the NLS File service of open data.
Contents of the service
On the MapSite, you can have a look at the National Land Survey's maps, aerial photos, and property location data as well as download open datasets.
Background datasets in the user interface of the MapSite
You can view several map layers on top of each other and by adjusting the transparency of the layers create a customised map view.
Topographic maps and basic maps are datasets depicting the terrain of all of Finland.
Background maps use light colours, and they show less data than, for example, topographic maps. The address numbers shown on the background maps are obtained from the Population Information System maintained by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
This product is particularly intended for people with limited vision, but it also works as a background and guide map. In comparison with the Basic map, the Plain map has less information and fewer colours. The information that is shown has also been emphasised and contrast increased to make map features more easily distinguishable.
Aerial image data is based on aerial photographs taken during data collection for mapping.
Hillshade or shaded relief raster images are greyscale images showing the elevation of the terrain.
Property identifiers and Property boundaries
Property identifiers and boundaries are based on the Cadastre. The property division is approximate. The exact areal dimensions of a property is shown in the cadastral survey documents and the terrain. This data is only available at the most precise scales.
Address search is based on the road name data in the Topographic database. The search also finds addresses with no buildings. Addresses are address points that have been calculated from the road name data. The location of an address point does not necessarily match the address of a building.
The feature name search is based on the National Land Survey's place name register containing all geographic names on the basic map. There are approx. 800,000 names in the dataset.
Downloadable open datasets in the MapSite (beta)
The dataset depicts the terrain of all of Finland. The key objects in the Topographic database are the road network, buildings and constructions, administrative borders, geographic names, land use, waterways, and elevation.
Laser scanning data 0.5 p
The data refers to three-dimensional point-like data depicting the ground and objects on the ground. It has been spaced out from the original Laser scanning data 5 p to a density of 0.5 points.
Laser scanning data 2008–2019
The data refers to three-dimensional point-like data depicting the ground and objects on the ground. This data has been produced before the national laser scanning programme. The original point density of the data is 0.5 points/m².
Elevation model 2 m
The dataset depicts the elevation of the ground surface, and its grid size is 2 m x 2 m.
MapSite is an information service maintained by the National Land Survey of Finland. It is available at asiointi.maanmittauslaitos.fi. On the MapSite you can, using various search options, browse topographic maps, aerial images and background maps provided by the National Land Survey. In addition, map functions are available for example for measuring distance and converting coordinates. You can order National Land Survey products and download open datasets via MapSite.MapSite is available to everyone free of charge. Using MapSite does not require registration.
1. Responsibility of the National Land Survey
The National Land Survey does its best to ensure that MapSite is available for use continuously and without any disruptions.
MapSite and its contents are made available as is and as the user you are solely responsible for using it. The National Land Survey is not responsible for the contents, correctness, accuracy or reliability of the MapSite or the data it contains, nor for their suitability nor applicability to a certain usage. The National Land Survey is also not responsible for the uninterrupted, timely, and error-free functioning of the MapSite, or for the disruptions of service caused by technical faults, maintenance, or installation work, or for disruptions to data communication, or for the possible alteration or disappearance of data as a possible consequence of any disruptions.
The National Land Survey can take MapSite or a part of it out of use, for example for maintenance, updates, technical problems or any other reason. The National Land Survey can at any time modify MapSite or its contents, the products or parts of products that are available through it, prevent access to it or close it down without notice. As far as possible, the National Land Survey intends to inform users ahead of time of any modifications to MapSite or any downtime. Information will be published on the MapSite's website or in another appropriate manner. Any changes enter into force as soon as they have been implemented.
The National Land Survey is not liable for any direct or indirect damage caused by the use of MapSite or its contents, or the prevention of such use.
2. Responsibility of the user
The use of MapSite for other than customary purposes or with customary applications or equipment is prohibited. For example, the storage of large amounts of MapSite's contents with another application is prohibited, as is the use of MapSite in a way that interferes with its functioning. If MapSite is used in a way that interferes with its functioning, the user concerned can be prevented from using MapSite at all.
The user is responsible in full for any damage caused by the use of MapSite or its contents to the National Land Survey, other users, or a third party.
3. Immaterial rights
Rights related to MapSite, including copyrights and other immaterial rights, belong to the National Land Survey. As a MapSite user you do not have the right to make MapSite, a map available via MapSite or any other part of MapSite available to the public by distributing, presenting or displaying it in public, or to store or produce copies of it without prior permission from the National Land Survey.
In spite of the above statement, users have the right to use MapSite in conjunction with educational activities funded by the Government. In addition, users have the right to copy, store and print out individual maps for private use as intended in the Copyright Act (404/1961) and for a thesis or a final year project. As a user, you have the right to publish a link to the MapSite on your website's main page or a subpage. The name MapSite must be shown in conjunction with the link. Via the link, MapSite must open in an empty browser window without frames. Any other linking is prohibited.
As a user you can acquire the right to use the National Land Survey's open map data that is in use on the MapSite by downloading the data from the NLS Open data file download service or the BETA version of the MapSite open data file download service. You can use the data from the file download service in accordance with the National Land Survey open data CC 4.0 licence. The terms of the license grant users the right to copy and publish maps that are included in the open map data in accordance with terms more precisely specified in the license.
4. Links to websites maintained by a third party
MapSite may contain links to websites maintained by a third party. The National Land Survey is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites, nor for ensuring that personal data on such websites is handled in accordance with the law.
5. Applicable law and the settlement of disputes
MapSite and its use are subject to Finnish legislation except for the regulations related to the selection of applicable legislation. In case of a dispute between the National Land Survey and a user of MapSite, the intention is to primarily attempt to solve such disputes through negotiation between the parties. If such negotiation does not result in the settlement of the dispute, the first court instance to settle the dispute is the Helsinki District Court.
Soon you can also download open datasets from the MapSite
In February 2022, the BETA version of the new open data file download service will be published on the MapSite. During the BETA stage, the service will be tested and developed. At the first stage, laser scanning data 0.5 p, laser scanning data 2008–2019, elevation model 2 m, and the topographic database will be available in the service. Datasets will be added to the service gradually. The current open data file download service will operate alongside the new service until all datasets are available in the new service.