Generalstabskartan (1827–1971) describes the natural landscape, including elevations, communications, settlements, and an overview of land use. The scale is 1:100,000 in the Southern parts and 1:200,000 in the Northern parts.

About this product

Generalstabskartan was for a long time the only map that covered the entire country in a detailed medium-scale and depicted the varied Swedish landscape in an easily understandable way. The map was important for both military and civilian purposes.

Learn how to find sheet numbers for Generalstabskartan

Another way to view Generalstabskartan is to use our e-service Historical Maps.

Maintenance and update frequency

Generalstabskartan is a historical map that ceased to be produced in 1971.

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The license and what it means

Our open spatial data is available under the Open Data License; Creative Commons, CC0. The license means that you may use, distribute, redo, modify and build on Lantmäteriet's open data.

This also applies in commercial contexts without any restrictions. Feel free to list Lantmäteriet as the source when you disseminate our open data, but this is not a requirement.

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