Building Download, vector

In Building Download, vector, buildings are provided in nine different layers with information about buildings and facilities. The product name in Swedish is Byggnad Nedladdning, vektor.

About this product

The product contains buildings and facilities including airports. The land distribution for facilities mainly describes industrial activities or activities related to sports, leisure or culture.

Building Download, vector can be combined with other vector products, such as Administrative Units Download, vector or Cadastral Parcels Download, vector.
The vector format allows you to customize the map to your own business.

You can:

  • add and link your own information to objects in the map
  • integrate the map information into your own system
  • combine with information from the Real Property Register, for example information about buildings
  • show or hide information using the layering

Maintenance and update frequency

The information is partly updated periodically in Lantmäteriets own direction, partly more continuously in collaboration. The in-house collection is carried out through interpretation in aerial images in stereo and orthophoto.

Collaboration takes place all over the country, but in order to achieve completeness, additions through photogrammetric updating are required. The timeliness in different areas therefore depends on the image supply program and the agreements that exist with the collaboration partners.

Pre-produced data

Some deliveries of geodata are done from a pre-produced layer that is updated once a week. This applies to deliveries of county, municipal and national selections. When county and national selections are delivered in the coordinate system SWEREF 99 TM or when the municipal selections are delivered in local SWEREF systems, the data is collected from the pre-produced layer. All other deliveries are done from data sources updated once a day.

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For a deeper description of the content, see the product description in Swedish (pdf, new window).

For Lantmäteriet´s proposed layout the following files can be used:

The information layers contain areas for buildings and facilities, the runway and the airport area. Line objects for aerial cableway and reindeer fences. Point objects for masts, chimneys, lighthouses, churches, towers, rest cabins and more.

Demo data

To be able to test the data you must have access to an appropriate application, for example ArcGIS or QGIS.

On the page Demo data there are two areas. One city area in Gothenburg, called Majorna and one forest environment area alongside a stream called Emån.

Order product

You can order geodata products directly from us or from one of our retailers. The reseller can also help you with customization and processing of the products.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to order directly from us at Lantmäteriet, you use the service, Geotorget Beställning. Create/apply for an account in the service, log in and place your order. When you submit your order, you agree to any fees and contract terms. Via My account, in Geotorget Beställning, you can follow your orders and download produced data.

Order from resellers

Do you want help with customizing and processing our products and services? Then you should contact one of our resellers.

Copyright and publication

In some cases you need permit to distribute geographic information. Read more on the page Copyright and publication of Lantmäteriet's geographical information.

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