Place name

This product will be discontinued and replaced with the new product Place name Download, vector on February 1, 2023. The perfect tool when it is important to know the correct spelling of a place name or geographical object. GSD place names contain building and nature names with information about the county and municipality code, object category and location coordinates for the text placement on the map. The product name in Swedish is Ortnamn.

Brief information

The place name register functions as a national place name dictionary - a new "Swedish Academy's dictionary for place names" - where the place names and spellings of the place names appear.

The register is the basis for the place name report on the general maps. It is also the basis for withdrawals and deliveries of place name lists and place names in other products that are marketed to you as a customer. GSD place names can be used to create registers for various map products, for mail and goods distribution, research, planning work in state and municipal administration and in the Rescue Service.

The information is also used in accounting contexts, for example as support in map program with connection to statistical data. An example of this could be a police authority that wants to show where in the country, county or municipality most crimes have been committed. Genealogists who, for example, want to know where the ancestors lived can also benefit greatly from the information in GSD Place Names.

The place name register is nationwide and today contains just over 980,000 place names with basically one name per object. For objects in multilingual areas, two or three names can occur.

How often is the information updated

The place names are expanded and updated continuously after name decisions from Lantmäteriet s place name section.

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

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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.


For a deeper description of the content, see the product description in Swedish and English.

GSD-Place-names have been supplemented with the place-name parish and city affiliation in the form of code and name. More about the amount of information can be found on the Parish and City page.

Demo data

There are two areas on the Demodata page. An area in an urban environment in Gothenburg, Majorna and an area in a forest environment along the Emån.

Are Swedish and Sami characters not displayed correctly in ArcGIS? Read in Questions and Answers.

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