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.

Logotype för tjänster som uppfyller riktlinjer enligt EU-direktivet Inspire.

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.

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:

Services that meet the INSPIRE specifications are available free of charge on www.geodata.se/geodataportalen (opens in new window). There you can also find detailed information about the services. On the INSPIRE website (opens in 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.

Order product

You can order geodata products directly from us or from one of our resellers. The resellers 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 should use the Order form.

If you want to use our spatial data services in your business, you first need to sign a license for use. Submit a request in the Order Form.

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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