Orthophoto View Service, Annual

This service provides access to orthophotos (scale correct aerial photographs) in colour (RGB) and in infra-red (IR) with a resolution of 0,16 m and 0,4 m per pixel from 2019 onwards, and 0,25 m and 0,5 m per pixel from 2006-2018. The orthophotos are from 2006 and onwards, divided into separate layers for each year of aerial photography. The product name in Swedish is Ortofoto Visning Årsvisa.

About this product

For orthophotos from 2010 and onwards, seamlines and aerial photo exposure times for included aerial images are shown in separate metadata layers.

Maintenance and update frequency

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

Download shape files

If more accurate information regarding the acquisition times for aerial photographs are needed, information files in shape format, containing exposure points for the aerial photographs, can be downloaded and matched against the orthophotos.

Here you can find the latest information regarding the outcome of the orthophoto production.

In GeoLex (opens in new window), you will find information regarding metadata for aerial photographs and orthophotos.

Read more about orthophoto

Product information regarding Orthophoto.


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

Services that comply with the Inspire requirements can be viewed free of charge at Geodata portal. There you can find more detailed information about the services. On the Inspire website (opens in new window), you can find the Implementing rules that form the basis of our Inspire services.


Different versions of the services may overlap each other, so pay attention to which version you are using. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

Version history

Version and date

Changes compared with previous version

Version 1.8

Available in verification environment: 2022-12-07

Available in production environment: 2022-12-07

  • New layers with 2022 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines, continuously updated.

Version 1.8

Available in verification environment: 2021-11-30

Available in production environment: 2021-11-30

  • New layers with 2021 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines, continuously updated.

Version 1.8

Available in verification environment:


Available in production environment:


  • The layers from 2019 onwards contain orthophotos with a resolution of 0,16 m and 0,4 m per pixel, respectively. The layers from 2006 to 2018 contain orthophotos with a resolution of 0,25 m and 0,5 m per pixel, respectively. Since each layer contains two different resolutions, both resolutions are presented in the titles.

Version 1.7

Available in verification environment:


Available in production environment:


  • New layers with 2020 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines, continuously updated.
  • Names on titles have been shortened and the year have been  placed first in the titles.

Version 1.6

Available in verification environment:


Available in production environment:


  • The version is complemented by an IR orthophoto layer with a resolution of 0,5 m. Layer structure and layer names change, which means that a new access point needs to be used.

Version 1.5.1

Discontinued 2019-12-03


  • New layers with 2018 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.

Version 1.5

Available in production environment:



  • New layers with 2017 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.
  • GIF format has expired.

Version 1.4.2

Discontinued 2018-05-30

Available in production environment:


  • New layers with 2016 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.

Version 1.4.1

Available in production environment:


  • New layers with 2015 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.

Version 1.4

Available in verification environment:


Available in production environment:


  • New layers with 2014 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.

Version 1.3

Available in verification environment:


Available in production environment:


  • New layers with 2013 orthophotos and aerial photograph seamlines.

Technical framework and standard for view services

Our map and image view services are based on the standardized call interfaces Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) developed by The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). WMS is also an ISO standard (ISO 19128).

The Open Geospatial Consortium website (new window)

The services are of the nature 'question-answer', where the consumer (user's system) sends a service call over the Internet and receives a map image in a standard image format or in a vector format for certain types of services.

The characteristics of the map image are defined by the call parameters, such as information type, geographical spread, reference system, image format and image size.

There are many client applications for display services or components for integration into own system available. In addition to commercial products, there are a number of established products based on open source code, such as QGIS.

QGIS website (new window)

At OSGeo, The Open Source Geospatial Foundation you can read more about software in the field of geodata that are based on open source code.

OSGeos website (new window)

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.

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