Current municipality data is a prerequisite for emergency services to find their way. Lantmäteriet and the Swedish Transport Administration have developed a checklist, called "Blåljuskollen," which provides support to municipalities to collect, document, and update geodata with the quality that emergency services require.

Blåljuskollen saves lives and economic values

Maps and positioning are crucial tools for both emergency call centers and responding vehicles. Being in the right place at the right time requires up-to-date municipality data.

Blåljuskollen provides support to municipalities to ensure the quality that emergency services need. The checklist contains the geodata that are particularly important for emergency services.

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, recommends municipalities to carry out Blåljuskollen to ensure that they create and update the geodata that emergency services require.

Register your municipality to carry out Blåljuskollen

Here's what to do when the municipality has decided to carry out Blåljuskollen:

  1. Register the municipality by contacting Lantmäteriet via
  2. Download the checklist (in Swedish, doc, new window) and start working.
  3. When the municipality has gone through Blåljuskollen, send the completed checklist to

Lantmäteriet's municipal cooperation and updating of buildings, addresses, apartments, and topography.

Do you need help?

Do you have questions about addresses, buildings, jogging tracks, hiking trails, and facilities? Contact Lantmäteriet's BAL-Support.

Lantmäteriet provides examples of processes that describe addresses, facilities, buildings, and roads. Contact to access the material.

Learn more about Trafikverket's support for road data verification (new window). Do you have questions about roads and railways? Contact Trafikverket at

What geodata is included in Blåljuskollen?

Blåljuskollen includes a checklist (in Swedish, doc, new window) with objects and features that are important for emergency responders to find the right location. It includes information about:

  • addresses
  • buildings
  • facilities
  • place names
  • roads
  • railways

The information is included in the cooperation between Lantmäteriet, SKR, and municipalities according to the Normal Agreement ABT. Trafikverket has a corresponding cooperation through the NVDB agreement.

Geodata in the checklist is included in the aforementioned agreements with Lantmäteriet and Trafikverket.

What requirements does Blåljuskollen place on the municipality?

Current, complete, and accurate geodata

Blåljuskollen requires that the municipality's geodata is current, complete, and accurate. This assumes that the municipality has processes that identify who does what and when, so that updates are made as soon as there are new or changed geodata. The processes also include correcting or removing existing information when necessary.

Documented work processes

In addition to updating the municipality's geodata, Blåljuskollen requires that there are documented processes regarding responsibility, collection, and updating. This also means that the municipality should have a appropriate naming and addressing system.

The processes should clarify and facilitate the work, and also eliminating the risk of something being forgotten. Updates should be made at regular intervals and with acceptable lead times to provide the currency and quality that emergency responders need.

Quality assessment is based on different quality parameters:

  • completeness
  • data structure according to instructions and rules
  • accuracy, for example, spelling
  • reasonable attribute values
  • location accuracy

The important parameters for each information set are specified.

Learn more about Blåljuskollen – webinar on Youtube with the theme Blåljuskollen (in Swedish).

Municipalities approved according to Blåljuskollen

Map overview - municipalities that have completed or started Blåljuskollen (in Swedish, pdf, new window).

The following municipalities have completed Blåljuskollen:

  1. Arboga
  2. Arvidsjaur
  3. Botkyrka
  4. Eskilstuna
  5. Falköping
  6. Falun
  7. Gullspång
  8. Gävle
  9. Haninge
  10. Helsingborg
  11. Herrljunga
  12. Håbo
  13. Hässleholm
  14. Järfälla
  15. Karlskoga
  16. Kristinehamn
  17. Kumla
  18. Landskrona
  19. Lessebo
  20. Lilla Edet
  21. Luleå
  22. Mariestad
  23. Munkfors
  24. Pajala
  25. Sigtuna
  26. Skellefteå
  27. Skurup
  28. Skövde
  29. Smedjebacken
  30. Strömstad
  31. Sundsvall
  32. Tranås
  33. Tyresö
  34. Töreboda
  35. Umeå
  36. Upplands-Bro
  37. Upplands Väsby
  38. Vetlanda
  39. Vårgårda
  40. Västervik
  41. Ängelholm
  42. Örkelljunga
  43. Örnsköldsvik

Municipalities that have started Blåljuskollen

The following municipalities have started Blåljuskollen:

  1. Alingsås
  2. Boden
  3. Bollebygd
  4. Burlöv
  5. Gislaved
  6. Jönköping
  7. Kalix
  8. Karlsborg
  9. Ljungby
  10. Mönsterås 
  11. Simrishamn
  12. Trollhättan
  13. Vänersborg
  14. Örebro

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