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Division into administrative areas (raster)

Division into administrative areas (raster) is a dataset depicting the municipal Division of Finland.

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.

Division into administrative areas products in raster format include municipal boundaries only.

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
Raster
Spatial representation info
Full surface graph
Data content

Division into administrative areas (raster) is a dataset depicting the municipal boundaries 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 Divisions into administrative areas products in raster format (in Finnish): http://xml.nls.fi/Kuntajako/Asiakasdokumentaatio/Tietotuoteselosteet/

Maintenance

The new Division into administrative areas (raster) 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 Open data file download service according to the above-described updating rhythm.

Lineage

Division into administrative areas (raster) (formerly Municipal Division) is a dataset depicting the municipal division in all of Finland and it is compiled by the National Land Survey.

The Municipal Division dataset, which has been taken from the Cadastre, has been used for making the ungeneralised product Division into administrative areas (raster) 1:10,000. Products in smaller scales are made by generalising:

Product 1:100,000 is generalised from the 1:10,000 dataset

Product 1:250,000 is generalised from the 1:100,000 dataset

Product 1:1,000,000 is generalised from the 1:250,000 dataset

Product 1:4,500,000 is generalised from the 1:000,000 dataset

The products that have been derived from these datasets in PNG format correspond to the scheme of the INSPIRE administrative units.

The real estate boundary data of the Cadastre that are kept up to date continuously serve as the source dataset for municipal boundaries. The data concerning changes in municipal boundaries are transferred to the Municipal Division dataset at the beginning of each year.

The Division into administrative areas (raster) products include municipal enclaves if they suit the scale of the product.

The Division into administrative areas (raster) dataset does not contain shorelines; they have to be acquired from some other dataset that has the corresponding scale.

The Municipal Division (raster) products are available in PNG format from 2012 onwards. The most recent product is available from the File service of open data. Older versions can be purchased separately.

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
PNG
Distribution channels
Not based on a decree