Place name Direct

This service gives the possibility to search among the official settlement and nature names found in Lantmäteriet’s place name register and to display them in a map or orthophoto. The product name in Swedish is Ortnamn Direkt.

About this product

The place name information includes:

  • County code
  • Municipality code
  • Civil parish town code and civil parish town name
  • ID
  • Place name
  • Coordinate
  • Language
  • Name type

Statistics Sweden (Statistiskt centralbyrå, SCB) is responsible for listing geographical divisions and assigns codes for them. Here you can find counties and municipalities arranged by code number (new window)

Socken (Civil parish) and Stad (Town) are historical divisions that Lantmäteriet are responsible for. Read more about Socken och stad (new window)

The place name register is nationwide and currently contains around 980 000 place names. For locations in multilingual areas, two or three may occur.

The placename register is the standard for Sweden’s place names and contains the forms and spellings that have been officially established.

Maintenance and update frequency

The Place name register is continuously updated.


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


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

Version History
Version and date Change since previous version

Version 2.1.0

New version
Available in Verification environment:

Available in Production environment:

Number of hits added to criteria search

Geometry search included in criteria search

Free text search expanded with the options Starting with, Exactly and Ending with

Free text search supplemented with search within county or municipality

Version 2.0.0

Discontinued 2021-06- 09

Technical framework and standard for direct access services

Our direct access services are primarily based on standards from the World Wide Webb Consortium (3WC) och The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

World Wide Webb Consortiums website (new window)
The Open Geospatial website Consortium (new window)

The service interfaces are REST based where object types are in many cases built using GML (Geography Markup Language) or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) to describe its geographical properties.

The services are of the nature 'question-answer' where the consumer (user's system) sends a service call with search terms or selection parameters over the Internet and receives a list with one or more geographical objects in response.

To quickly get started and test the services before they are integrated into a separate system, a tool such as Postman can be used as a tool for testing REST-based Webservices.

Postman's 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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You can order geodata products directly from us or from one of our resellers.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to order directly from us at Lantmäteriet you should use the Order form.

To use our geodata products, you need a license for use.

In the order form, you can both order geodata products and apply for a license agreement.

Order from resellers

If you need help with ordering our geodata products or get a customized solution for your business, you can contact one of our geodata resellers.

Copyright and publication

Read more about what applies when you want to publish the Land Survey's maps, aerial photographs and other geographical information.


In the API portal you, as a user of Lantmäteriet's direct access services, you can among other things, manage access keys for the services you have access to.

As a logged in user, you can view and manage the services you have access to, as well as create access keys and access groups.

The API portal is available for both production environment and verification environment for our direct access services. You log into the respective environment's API Portal to manage services and permissions for that environment.

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