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Division into administrative areas (vector)

Division into administrative areas (vector) is a dataset depicting the municipalities, regions, Regional State Administrative Agencies, and the national border of Finland.

The Division into administrative areas products in vector format contain the number codes of the municipalities, the names of the municipalities in both Finnish and Swedish as well as municipal boundaries and municipal geographical areas. In addition, the products include the corresponding information about the regions, the Regional State Administrative Agencies, and the nation as well as a specification of the municipality's area into land and water area. The municipality's area is not included in the XML/GML format.

The dataset Municipal Division is produced in scales 1:10,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000, 1:1,000,000 and 1:4,500,000. The data included in the dataset in scale 1:10,000 are taken from the Cadastre. Regarding other scales, municipal boundaries have been generalised to suit the scale in question.

The product is a part of the open data of the National Land Survey.

Purpose:

Divisions into administrative areas can be used as a background material, in different kinds of analyses and as a starting material for map products.

Geographic location
Entire Finland
Reference system
ETRS89 / TM35FIN(E,N) (EPSG:3067)
Scale
10000
100000
250000
1000000
4500000
Pixel size
1 m
8 m
32 m
128 m
512 m
Spatial representation
Vector
Spatial representation info
Full surface graph
Data content

Divison into administrative aras (vector) is a dataset depicting the municipalities, regions, Regional State Administrative Agencies, and the national border of Finland. The product is available in the following scales: 1:10,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000, 1:1,000,000, 1:4,500,000.

The information product specifications for the Division into administrative areas products in vector format (in Finnish): http://xml.nls.fi/Kuntajako/Asiakasdokumentaatio/Tietotuoteselosteet/

The scheme document (XML/GML, in Finnish/English): http://xml.nls.fi/Kuntajako/Asiakasdokumentaatio/Skeemakuvaus/NLSF_AU_schema_documentation_4.0.html.

Maintenance

The new Division into administrative areas (vector) products are made at the beginning of the calendar year in January following the update of the municipal division dataset.

The product is available from the NLS MapSite's Download geospatial data -section according to the above-described updating rhythm.

Responsible party

National Land Survey of Finland

Conditions applying to access and use
Mention the name of the Licensor (the National Land Survey of Finland), the name of the dataset(s) and the time when the National Land Survey has delivered the dataset(s) (e.g.: contains data from the National Land Survey of Finland Topographic Database 06/2014).
Distribution format
XML/GML
ESRI Shapefile
Not based on a decree