Place name Download, Inspire

Place names that meet the requirements of Inspire. The product name in Swedish is Ortnamn Nedladdning, Inspire.

Brief information

 Logotype for services that meet guidelines according to the EU directive Inspire.

The downloaded information contains place names according to Inspire's specification for Geographical names. The service consists of a theme that is downloaded by municipality, the theme contains:

  • Object ID
  • Geographical location
  • Name
  • Name type

Selectable area: Municipality
Format: GML (XML format for spatial data)
Reference system: SWEREF99 TM and ETRS89

The technical solution at the download site is a so-called Atom Flow, there are many different clients that can read the flow of which one browser is one. varies, some have it built-in, for others it requires the installation of a plugin to read the flow.

Here's how you take data

Access to data is via the so-called API token (API key). Read more at Lantmäteriet´s API portal.

Maintenance and update frequency

The information is updated semi-annually.


Our Geodata services are normally available around the clock and we provide support during the day.

Services that meet the INSPIRE specifications are available free of charge on (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.


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

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 Change since previous version

Version 1.0

Available in production environment from: 2020-01-31

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