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.
Divisions into administrative areas can be used as a background material, in different kinds of analyses and as a starting material for map products.
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/
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 MapSite's Download geospatial data -section according to the above-described updating rhythm.
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.
Distribution and further information
National Land Survey of Finland