Elevation Model Download

A service for direct access to and download of height data. The service meets the requirements of the EU directive Inspire. The product name in Swedish is Markhöjdmodell Nedladdning.

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About this product

The product is based on height data from the National Elevation Model. When downloading area, resolution and coordinate system can be selected.

Depending on which client software is used, different possibilities are given for processing, for example:

  • presentation of the elevation model with different colour schemes based on slope and height level
  • calculation of slope gradients and volumes
  • showing of height values for profiles, individual points, etc.
  • draping of maps and pictures over the elevation model.

Geographical selection: cut-out

Delivery formats: GeoTiff (deflate-compressed), x-aaigrid

Coordinate systems: SWEREF 99 TM (EPSG:3006), SWEREF 99 local zones (EPSG:3007-3018).

EPSG:3035 (ETRS89/LAEA Europe) - EPSG:3034 (ETRS89/LCC Europe)

EPSG:3044 (ETRS89/TM32) - EPSG:3047 (ETRS89/TM35)

EPSG:3857 (WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator)

EPSG:4258 (ETRS89)

EPSG:4326 (WGS84)

EPSG:4619 (SWEREF99)

EPSG:25832 (ETRS89/UTM zone 32N) - EPSG:25835 (ETRS89/UTM zone 35N)

EPSG:32632 (WGS 84/UTM zone 32N) - EPSG:32635 (WGS 84/UTM zone 35N)

Maintenance and update frequency

The product is continuously updated when the National Elevation Model is updated. Production plans and production status can be found under Plans and outcomes.

Fact sheets and reports

It is free to disseminate the information below to organizations and / or individuals who may have an interest in altitude data.

Fact sheets:

Reports from Lantmäteriet:

External reports:

You can find detailed information about the services on www.geodata.se/geodataportalen (new window).

On the INSPIRE website (new window), you can read the implementing rules that form the basis for our INSPIRE services.


The versions of the services may overlap, so pay attention to which version you pick up at home. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

Version history
Version and date Change since previous version

Version 1.0

Available in production environment from:

Technical framework and standard for download services

The download services are based on the standard protocol Webb Coverage Service (WCS) from The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) or the web standard Atom.

The Open Geospatial website Consortium (new window)

the Atom web standard on the RFC Editor website (new window)

WCS works as a view service, but with the ability to download the data that the service contains. Most GIS software on the market has built-in support for the WCS standard.

Atom is an XML-based format used for web feeds and can be used in most RSS readers or feed readers.

Do you want deeper technical information about our geodata products you can read the product documentation. 

Our geodata products with API:s require that you have an application or software capable of managing the services. To view real property information or maps directly in your browser, you can use Lantmäteriet's e-services.

All our e-services

Plans and outcomes

The product is based on the National Elevation model. The elevation model is continuously updated using point clouds from aerial laser scanning and aerial image matching.

The production plans below are the underlying plans for the updating. The plans can be changed based on weather and other conditions.

Production status

Production status is updated every day and display information regarding date for data capture and survey technique (laser scanning or image matching) for the National Elevation model.

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You can order geodata products directly from us or from one of our resellers.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to order directly from us at Lantmäteriet you should use the Order form.

To use our geodata products, you need a license for use.

In the order form, you can both order geodata products and apply for a license agreement.

Order from resellers

If you need help with ordering our geodata products or get a customized solution for your business, you can contact one of our geodata resellers.

Copyright and publication

Read more about what applies when you want to publish the Land Survey's maps, aerial photographs and other geographical information.

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