Land cover Download Inspire

Land cover information that meet the requirements of Inspire. The product name in Swedish is Marktäcke Nedladdning, Inspire.

Brief information

The downloaded information contains land cover according to Inspire's specification for Land cover. The service consists of two themes that can be downloaded separately:

  • Land cover dataset
    - Coverage (Sweden)
    - Reference to included areas
  • Land cover units (areas)
    - Object ID
    - Geometry
    - Land cover type

Selectable area: Municipality

Format: GML (XML format for spatial data)

Reference systems: SWEREF99 TM and ETRS89

The download is provided as an Atom feed. There are many different clients, including browsers, that can read the Atom feed. Browser support for reading Atomic feeds varies, some have it built in for others a plugin is required to read the feed. Information about Atom Feed (opens in new window).

How to retrieve the data

Data is accessed using the so-called API token (API key). Read more on Lantmäteriet's API portal.

Maintenance and update frequency

The information is updated every 6 months.

Availability

Our geodata services are normally available 24/7 and we provide support during working hours. Read more about availability to geodata services.

 

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.

Our geodata services (APIs) 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.

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.

Documentation

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

Technical description - Current version 1.1 (in Swedish, pdf, new window).

Technical framework and standard for download services

Download services are based on the standard protocol WCS (new window) from OGC or the web standard Atom (new window).

WCS works as a display service, but with the ability to download the data contained in the service. 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.

Want more in-depth technical information about our geodata services? Read the documentation in pdf format that you will find on each product page.

Version history
Version and date Changes compared with previous version
Version 1.0

Available in Production environment:
2020-01-31

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