Orthophoto Download Service, INSPIRE

The product contains the latest nationwide coverage of orthophotos in colour with a resolution of 0,5 m. The product meets the requirements for INSPIRE. The product name in Swedish is Ortofoto Nedladdning, Inspire.

About this product

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The product contains the latest nationwide coverage of orthophotos in colour with a resolution of 0,5 m, divided in municipalities. The product meets the requirements for INSPIRE.

Important to know

Consider the following before ordering the product:

  • To use this product, you need to pay a fee and sign a license agreement with terms for usage.
  • This product provides access to information that you order, download and store yourself.
  • You need a system or an application to use this product. It has an application programming interface (API) and cannot be used directly in an Internet browser.

Maintenance and update frequency

The product is continuously updated with new orthophotos as they are produced.

The production of orthophotos is carried out as new aerial photograhs are available, according to The national image provision programme. New orthophotos are produced each year, covering approximately 30 % of the country, with a resolution of 0,4 m or 0,16 m and an interval of between 2 and 10 years, depending on location. Orthophotos covering the south of Sweden and areas along the east coast are produced every other year with 0,16 m resolution, alternating before and after leafing. Orthophotos with the higher resolution are also produced over some larger localities and chosen areas in other parts of the country.

Read more about plans and outcomes for orthophotos.


The documentation for orthophoto Download, INSPIRE in Dokumentation geodataprodukter (in Swedish, new window)

Services that meet the INSPIRE specifications are available free of charge on www.geodata.se/geodataportalen (new window). There you can also find detailed information about the services. On the INSPIRE website (new window), you can read the implementing rules that form the basis for our INSPIRE services.

Version history

Versions and changes

Version and date

Changes compared with previous version

Version 1.0


 First version

Demo data

The demo file below contains compressed files for an index tile 5x5 km in SWEREF 99 TM; an image file in LZW-compressed GeoTIFF, two coordinate files (tfw och tab) and three metadata files i GeoJSON.

Download the desired demo files directly from the product links on this page or go to bundled demo data (new window) alternatively collected demo data on the FTP site (new window).

Product variant Demo file/Format File size Date
Orthophoto Colour
Resolution 0,5 m
LZW-komprimerad GeoTIFF 188 Mb


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