Geodata for research, education and cultural activities

Teachers, students, researchers, and cultural institutions can access free geodata from Lantmäteriet and other authorities.

Geodata for students, researchers, and teachers

The following geodata is offered:

Higher education institutions that have access to the Geodata Extraction Tool (GET) also gain access to geodata from the Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket) and the Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Which activities can use free geodata?

Non-commercial research where the results are of general interest and are made publicly available or published, regardless of the organizational form in which the research is conducted.

Formal education falling under the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure. This includes universities, colleges, adult education centers, and vocational colleges.

Who is not included?

Corporate research aimed at promoting their own business activities is not covered. Local history research or genealogy research conducted by nonprofit associations or individuals is not covered.

Training programs conducted by companies whose business idea is to provide targeted training to a specific company or organization, or to educate users of specific software or similar, are not covered.

How do I access geodata?

Adult education centers, adult education associations, vocational colleges, and foreign universities/colleges

Adult education centers, adult education associations, vocational colleges, and foreign universities/colleges can access geodata by contacting Lantmäteriet and the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU). Contact the library or GIS coordinator at your school who can order geodata.

Universities and colleges

Universities and colleges can download free geodata through the Geodata Extraction Tool (GET) service provided by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

The GET service includes geodata from the following authorities:

  • Lantmäteriet
  • The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
  • The Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)
  • Statistics Sweden (SCB)

To access geodata through the GET service, your university or college needs to sign an agreement for GET with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

Geodata for Primary and Secondary Schools

The following geodata is offered:

Which schools are covered?

Primary and secondary schools operated by municipalities or private schools can access free geodata from Lantmäteriet and the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU).

How do I access geodata?

Contact the GIS coordinator in your municipality to access geodata from Lantmäteriet and SGU.

If your municipality is unable to assist, designate a contact person at your school who can order geodata from:

Geodata for Cultural Institutions

The following geodata is offered:

Which cultural institutions are covered?

Cultural institutions that are of public interest, permanent, and publicly accessible, including:

  • Theater, dance, and music organizations.
  • Museums.
  • Library services.
  • Art and cultural promotion activities.
  • Regional private archive activities.
  • Film cultural activities.
  • Promotion of traditional handicrafts.

Who is not covered?

Local history research or genealogy research conducted by nonprofit associations or individuals is not covered.

How do I access geodata?

Designate a contact person for your organization who can order geodata from:

Free e-services and Open Data

In addition to free geodata, there are several free e-services available. You can also access Lantmäteriet's open data, which is free and without restrictive conditions.

Lantmäteriet's open data.

Service What can I do with the service
For teaching in multiple subjects in primary school and secondary school. It includes lesson and a mapping tool with geodata from Lantmäteriet and other authorities.
Min karta. Look at detailed maps and aerial images of the country. Search for places, addresses, and properties.
Kartutskrift. Select an area and print your own map in a scale of 1:10 000 or 1:50 000.
Kartvisaren from SGU/Map viewers (in Swedish, new window). View maps with a selection of the Geological Survey of Sweden's (SGU) geological information.
Geologisk from SGU (in Swedish, new window). A digital educational initiative about the interplay between geology, natural resources, sustainability, and urban planning.

Source attribution when publishing or distributing

When publishing or disseminating data from Lantmäteriet, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), the Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket), and the Statistics Sweden (SCB), it is important to acknowledge their copyright on geodata. Therefore, whenever you publish or otherwise distribute data from these authorities, you should always include the following attribution: © Name of the authority. For example: © Lantmäteriet.

When using geodata as a background image or when incorporating parts of datasets into an image published in a thesis, report, or article, it is crucial to provide proper source attribution. The source should ideally be included within the figure with the map or in the figure caption. Alternatively, if there are numerous figures, the source should be clearly indicated in the publication. For example: Map 1:10 000 Download, raster © Lantmäteriet.

Source attribution and copyright for digital maps and geodata (pdf, in Swedish, new window).

Agreement and Terms of Use

Agreement with Lantmäteriet and SGU

Agreement for Free Use of Geodata for Research, Education, and Cultural Activities (pdf, in Swedish, new window).

The agreement includes commitments, product offerings, definitions, terms of use, as well as contact information for Lantmäteriet and the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU).

To enter into an agreement with Lantmäteriet and SGU, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the agreement.
  2. Sign the agreement.
  3. Send it to

    Agreement for GET – Colleges and Universities.

    To access geodata from GET, your college or university needs to enter into an agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The agreement incurs a cost.

    For more information and to initiate the agreement process, please contact SLU at

    Have we signed an agreement?

    Use the search function to find out if you have an agreement for access to geodata from Lantmäteriet and SGU or GET.

    Aalto university Foundation sr, Finland
    Agreement number: LM2022/062328

    Blekinge tekniska högskola
    Agreement number: I2018/00075 - behörighet till GET

    Chalmers tekniska högskola
    Agreement number: I2018/00069 - behörighet till GET

    Folkuniversitetet i Gävle
    Agreement number: LM2021/009679

    Agreement number: I2018/00132 - behörighet till GET

    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan
    Agreement number: I2018/00109 - behörighet till GET

    Göteborgs Universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00081 - behörighet till GET

    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm
    Agreement number: I2018/00047 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan Dalarna
    Agreement number: I2018/00097 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan i Gävle
    Agreement number: I2018/00138 - Behörighet till GET

    Högskolan i Halmstad
    Agreement number: I2018/00117 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan i Jönköping
    Agreement number: I2018/00092 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan Kristianstad
    Agreement number: I2018/00066 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan i Skövde
    Agreement number: I2018/00122 - behörighet till GET

    Högskolan Väst
    Agreement number: I2018/00071 - behörighet till GET

    Inland Norway University of applied sciences
    Agreement number: LM2023/051514

    Institute of geography, Heidelberg university
    Agreement number: I2018/00120

    Institutt for Geofag - Universitetet Oslo
    Agreement number: I2018/00148

    Karlstads universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00096 - behörighet till GET

    Karolinska institutet
    Agreement number: I2018/00228 behörighet till GET

    Kungliga Konsthögskolan
    Agreement number: I2019/00073

    Kungliga tekniska högskolan
    Agreement number: I2018/00074 - behörighet till GET

    Köpenhamns Universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00314

    Linköpings Universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00052 - behörighet till GET

    Agreement number: I2018/00091 - behörighet till GET

    Luleå tekniska universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00113 - behörighet till GET

    Lunds universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00119; - behörighet till GET

    Agreement number: I2018/00099 - behörighet till GET

    Malmö universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00082 - behörighet till GET

    Mälardalens Högskola
    Agreement number: I2018/00062 - behörighet till GET

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Agreement number: I2018/00104

    RISE Research Institute of Sweden AB
    Agreement number: LM2021/042170

    Skogforsk, Stiftelsen Skogsbrukets Forskningsinstitut
    Agreement number: I2018/00076

    Stiftelsen Stockholms Tekniska Institut
    Agreement number: LM2022/059330

    Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute
    Agreement number: LM2021/015121

    Stockholms universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00134 - Behörighet till GET

    Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB
    Agreement number: LM2020/008663

    Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00118 - behörighet till GET

    Södertörns högskola
    Agreement number: I2018/00098 - behörighet till GET

    Technical University Berlin
    Agreement number: LM2022/059657

    Technical University of Denmark
    Agreement number: LM2021/048261

    The university of Sheffield
    Agreement number: I2019/00104

    TUC Yrkeshögskola
    Agreement number: LM2021/047904

    UiT Norges arktiske universitet
    Agreement number: LM2022/053625

    Umeå Universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00048 - behörighet till GET

    University of Bayreuth, Chair of Biogeography
    Agreement number: LM2021/052818

    University of Cape Town, Sydafrika
    Agreement number: I2018/00301 - behörighet till GET

    University of Eastern Finland
    Agreement number: LM2023/049912

    University of Exeter
    Agreement number: I2018/00247

    University of Waterloo, Geospatial Centre
    Agreement number: LM2023/011725

    Uppsala universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00145 - Behörighet till GET

    Warsaw University of Life Sciences
    Agreement number: LM2023/031735

    Yrkeshögskolan, Härnösands kommun
    Agreement number: LM2023/022041

    Örebro universitet
    Agreement number: I2018/00064 - behörighet till GET

    Ajtte, Svenskt fjäll- och samemuseum
    Agreement number: I2018/00095

    Bollerup Lantbruksinstitut och Naturbruksgymnasium
    Agreement number: I2018/00072

    Brunnsmuseet Sätra Brunn
    Agreement number: LM2020/009723

    Danderyd Gymnasium
    Agreement number: I2018/00133

    Enhörna Hembygdsförening
    Agreement number: I2018/00084

    Folkemuseum, avd Norsk Maritimt museum
    Agreement number: LM2020/019416

    Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande
    Agreement number: I2018/00166

    Föreningen Gotlands fornvänner (Gotlands museum)
    Agreement number: I2018/00093

    Föreningen Västsvensk arkeologi
    Agreement number: LM2023/016090

    Gammelkroppa Skogsskola (Värmland och Örebro läns skogsskola)
    Agreement number: LM2020/024570

    Genarps Kulturförening
    Agreement number: I2018/00094

    Göteborgs Hembygdsförbund
    Agreement number: I2018/00054

    Institutet för språk och folkminnen
    Agreement number: I2018/00137

    Kalmar läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00065

    Kartotek, Kart- och teknikutbildarna i Haninge AB
    Agreement number: I2018/00259

    Konstmuseet i Norr
    Agreement number: LM2022/007265

    Kulturhistoriska Föreningen i Södra Sverige
    Agreement number: I2018/00085

    LAPONIATJUOTTJUDUS, Laponiaförvaltningen
    Agreement number: I2019/00020

    Agreement number: LM2021/012062

    Länsmuseet Gävleborg
    Agreement number: I2018/00110

    Länsmuseet Västernorrland
    Agreement number: I2018/00090

    Malmö museer
    Agreement number: LM2021/044381

    Mariannelunds Folkhögskola
    Agreement number: I2018/00061

    Agreement number: LM2021/048287

    Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet
    Agreement number: I2018/00313

    Nordiska Museet
    Agreement number: I2018/00050

    Nordnorsk Vitensenter
    Agreement number: I2018/00105

    Agreement number: I2018/00063

    Norrbottens museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00067

    Ocellus Information Systems AB
    Agreement number: I2018/00070

    Piteå museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00121

    Regionmuseet i Kristianstad/ Landsantikvarien i Skåne
    Agreement number: I2018/00173

    Agreement number: I2018/00080

    Rio Kulturlandskap ekonomisk förening
    Agreement number: LM2021/021034

    Skogsmuseet i Lycksele AB
    Agreement number: LM2021/022535

    Skånes Arkivförbund
    Agreement number: LM2023/051389

    Statens historiska museer
    Agreement number: I2018/00153

    Statens maritima och transporthistoriska museer
    Agreement number: LM2023/014592

    Stiftelsen Blekinge läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00107

    Stiftelsen Dalarnas museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00142

    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
    Agreement number: I2018/00131

    Stiftelsen Hallands länsmuseer, Halmstad och Varberg
    Agreement number: I2018/00051

    Stiftelsen Jamtli
    Agreement number: I2018/00083

    Stiftelsen Jönköpings läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00079

    Stiftelsen länsmuseet i Göteborg och Bohuslän
    Agreement number: I2018/00123

    Stiftelsen Silvermuseet
    Agreement number: I2018/00073

    Stiftelsen Skansen
    Agreement number: I2018/00108

    Stiftelsen Stockholms Läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00165

    Stiftelsen teknikens hus
    Agreement number: I2018/00106

    Stiftelsen Upplandsmuseet
    Agreement number: I2018/00130

    Stiftelsen Värmlands museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00114

    Stiftelsen Västergötlands museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00088

    Stiftelsen Västerviks Museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00060

    Stiftelsen Örebro läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00136

    Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund
    Agreement number: LM2022/024645

    Sörmlands museum, Södermanlands läns landsting
    Agreement number: I2018/00115

    The National Museum of Denmark
    Agreement number: LM2020/012952

    Thorildsplans gymnasium
    Agreement number: I2018/00049

    Tornedalens Fiskemuseum, Kukkolaforsen
    Agreement number: I2018/00135

    Universeum AB
    Agreement number: LM2021/046892

    Vallby friluftsmuseum, Västerås stad
    Agreement number: LM2021/035937

    Västarvet, Västra Götalands läns landsting
    Agreement number: I2018/00116

    Västerbottens museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00087

    Västmanlands läns museum
    Agreement number: I2018/00086

    Östergötlands länsmuseum (Östergötlands museum)
    Agreement number: I2018/00089

    Østfoldmuseene Halden historiske samlinger
    Agreement number: I2018/00124

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