Geodata for research, education and cultural activities

Do you need digital maps and geodata for teaching, studies, research or cultural activities? Teachers, pupils, students, researchers and cultural activities can access free geodata from several authorities.

Free access to geodata and services

Lantmäteriet and SGU, Sweden's geological survey, offer free access to maps, aerial photographs, laser data, data on rocks and soils and population statistics.

Read more about which geodata and services are included in the offer (in Swedish, pdf, new window).

Geodata for researchers or students at colleges or universities

To access geodata use the download service: (new window) where you select your college or university, then you can log in with the same username and password that you use for your studies or research.

As a student, researchers or employees at colleges / universities, you have the right to publish geodata from Lantmäteriet , SGU, Statistics Sweden and the Swedish Maritime Administration together with your own information in independent work and in scientific publications.

When you use geodata as a background image or when parts of data sets are included in a new image that is published in an essay, report or article, you must always state the source reference.The following text must be stated in the work: Data source / map product © Authority Example: Map 1: 10,000 Download, raster © Lantmäteriet .

It should primarily be written in the figure with the map or in the figure text and secondly (if there are many figures) in a clear place in the publication.

Read more about source citation and copyright (in Swedish, pdf, new window).

Geodata for students or teachers in primary or secondary school

To get access to free geodata for teaching and studies, contact Lantmäteriet

Primary and secondary schools have access to free geodata for teaching and learning through the license agreement (in Swedish, pdf, new window) or by the municipality having a user agreement for Geodata collaboration.

Geodata for cultural activities

For to get access to free geodata for your cultural activities, contact Lantmäteriet

Licensing agreements

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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

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

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

The university of Sheffield
Agreement number: I2019/00104

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 Exeter
Agreement number: I2018/00247

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rio Kulturlandskap ekonomisk förening
Agreement number: LM2021/021034

Skogforsk, Stiftelsen Skogsbrukets Forskningsinstitut
Agreement number: I2018/00076

Skogsmuseet i Lycksele AB
Agreement number: LM2021/022535

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 Stockholms Tekniska Institut
Agreement number: LM2022/059330

Stiftelsen teknikens hus
Agreement number: I2018/00106

Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute
Agreement number: LM2021/015121

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

Technical University of Denmark
Agreement number: LM2021/048261

Technical University Berlin
Agreement number: LM2022/059657

The National Museum of Denmark
Agreement number: LM2020/012952

Thorildsplans gymnasium
Agreement number: I2018/00049

Tornedalens Fiskemuseum, Kukkolaforsen
Agreement number: I2018/00135

TUC Yrkeshögskola
Agreement number: LM2021/047904

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


Primary schools, colleges, colleges, universities and cultural institutions can sign license agreements for the use of geodata in research, education and cultural activities.

The license agreement provides students, pupils, teachers, researchers and cultural activities free access to geodata from several authorities.

The license agreement allows the use of geodata in activities in research, education and culture.


Research does not mean -commercial research where the results are of general interest and become publicly available or published regardless of the organizational form of the activity where the research is conducted.

Business research where the purpose is to promote one's own business is not covered. Local history research or genealogy research, which is conducted within non-profit associations or by private individuals is not covered.


Education that falls under the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Those covered are colleges / universities or primary / secondary schools that are run under municipal auspices or as private or independent schools. Folk high schools and polytechnics are also to be regarded as formal education.

Educations conducted by companies whose business concept is to arrange targeted educations towards an individual company or organization, or for the purpose of educating users of a specific software or similar not covered.


Culture as a non-profit, permanent, publicly accessible activity relating to:

  • theater, dance and music activities
  • museum activities
  • library activities
  • arts and culture promotion activities
  • regional private archive activities
  • film cultural activities
  • handicraft promotion.

Read more about leases, restrictions and terms of use in the license agreement (in Swedish, pdf, new window).

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