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Geographic names

National Land Survey's geographic names are available as interfaces and files. Interfaces and file products comprise of place name products and map name products.

The place name products include data about approximately 800,000 named places and their names in different languages. Data about place are among others place type, plane location and height above sea level, and data about names are among others the spelling that has been checked by the Institute for the Languages of Finland and language (Finnish, Swedish, Northern Sami, Inari Sami or Skolt Sami. In the place name products, every place and its name or names appear only once.

The map name products contain the place names that have been selected for the National Land Survey's nine standard map products and information about the cartographical presentation of them. The information includes the location of the name on the map, for instance the coordinates of the left lower corner of the map text, the direction and bending of the text as well as typographical information, such as font type, size and colour. The name of a particular place, such as a river, can appear several times in the same map product.

Purpose:

Checked and up-to-date geographic names information serve for instance the accurate communication between authorities and media, geocoding, spatial data systems, map production, map applications and their location searches, national and international standardisation of place names, geographical names planning, research in various fields and all those who need information about what is the correct or recommended way to spell the name of a particular place.

Geographic location
Entire Finland
Responsible party

National Land Survey of Finland

Spatial representation
Vector
Spatial representation info
Geometry only
Data content

WFS and OGC API Feature services and files with Geographic names

Interfaces for geographic names are Geographic names search service (WFS) https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/nimiston-kyselypalvelu-wfs and Geographic names search service (OGC API Features) https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/nimiston-kyselypalvelu-ogc-api.

Interface products for Geographic names search service (WFS) are

• Places

• Place names

• Map names.

Interface products for Geographic names search service (OGC API Features) are

• Places

• Place names

• Place names, simple

• Map names.

The geographic names products (GML) are available for downloading on the National Land Survey's File service of open data https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/e-services/open-data-file-download-service. Contents of the file products are equivalent to the interface products and their schema in the Geographic names search service (WFS or OGC API Features). One file always contains the data about the entire country. WFS products will be removed from the service in May 2022.

Products are

• Places

• Place names

• Place names, simple (only OGC API Features schema)

• Map names 1:25 000

• Map names 1:50 000

• Map names 1:100 000

• Map names 1:250 000

• Map names 1:500 000

• Map names 1:1 million

• Map names 1:2 million

• Map names 1:4,5 million

• Map names 1:8 million

The geographic names in Basic map 1:25 000 (Map names 1:25 000). Also available as a GML geographic names element of the Topographic database, see sub-elements of Topographic database (in Finnish):

https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/sites/maanmittauslaitos.fi/files/attachments/2020/06/Maastotietokannan%20sis%C3%A4ll%C3%B6n%20kuvaus%20teemoittain_p%C3%A4ivitys_2020.pdf

The geographic names in Topographic map 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 (Map names 1:100,000 and Map Names 1:250,000) and in General map 1:1,000,000 and 1:4,500,000 (Maps names 1:1,000,000 and Map names 1:4,500,000) are also available as a part of the corresponding map series in vector products, see

https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/maps-and-spatial-data/expert-users/product-descriptions/topographic-map-series-vector

Maintenance

The dataset in the Geographic names search service (WFS) and Geographic names search service (OGC API Features) are updated once a day. The GML file products containing geographic names in the File service of open data is updated three times a year.

Lineage

The geographic names products are based on the National Land Survey's Place Name Register and the data checked by the Institute for the Languages of Finland.

Conformity
2010-12-08

The conformity has not been assessed.

The product does not meet the specifications.
Distributor

National Land Survey of Finland customerservice@nls.fi

Conditions applying to access and use

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Limitations on access

no limitations to public access

Reference system
ETRS89 / TM35FIN(E,N) (EPSG:3067)
Distribution format
XML/GML, GeoJSON

Nimistön käsittelymaksut

Aineisto ja käsittely on maksutonta, kun aineisto toimitetaan http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/ilmaisetaineistot   -sivuston kautta. Aineisto ja käsittely on maksutonta myös käytettäessä Nimistön kyselypalvelu (WFS) -rajapintaa, kun vuorokautinen hakumäärä on enintään 300 hakua.

Toimitettaessa aineistoa muuten, peritään käsittelystä työaikaperusteinen maksu. Minimiveloitusaika on 15 minuuttia.

 

Product Price € (excl. VAT) Price € (incl. VAT)
7710306791
Nimistön käsittely €/ h
92,02 114,10

Nimistön kyselypalvelu (WFS)

Uusia sopimuksia ei enää tehdä.

Käsittely on maksutonta, kun vuorokautinen hakumäärä on enintään 300 hakua. Jos hakumäärä ylittää 300 hakua / vuorokausi toistuvasti, velotaan palvelun ylläpidosta taulukon mukainen maksu.

Aineisto on maksutonta. Palvelusta peritään hakumääräperusteista ylläpitomaksua. Minimimaksu on 220 € / vuosi (272,80 € / vuosi, sis. ALV 24 %). Maksu määräytyy todellisten hakumäärien mukaan. Taulukossa esitetään ylläpitomaksujen suuruus tietyillä hakumäärillä.

Hakumäärä (hakuja vuodessa) Arvonlisäveroton hinta, euroa (€) Arvonlisäverollinen hinta, euroa (€), alv. 24%
20 000 220,00 € 272,80€
50 000 319,00 € 395,56 €
100 000 462,00 € 572,88 €
200 000 649,00 € 804,76 €
500 000 1 023,00 € 1 268,52 €
1 000 000 1 441,00 € 1 786,84 €
2 000 000 2 035,00 € 2 523,40 €
5 000 000 3 212,00 € 3 982,88 €
10 000 000 4 554,00 € 5 646,96 €
20 000 000 6 435,00 € 7 979,40 €
Product Price € (excl. VAT) Price € (incl. VAT)
2105
Nimistö-WFS minimimaksu
220,00 272,80
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