The overview map

This product will be discontinued and replaced with the new product Topography 250 Download, vector on February 1, 2023. The last update of The overview map is made at the beginning of December 2022. The GSD Overview Map in vector format belongs to the information that Lantmäteriet provides without license fee as open data. The product provides access to all information in the Overview Map database, such as roads, buildings and borders. The product name in Swedish is Översiktskartan.

Brief information

The GSD Overview Map is often used as a background for different types of theme presentations in the scale ranges of 1:100,000 - 1:500,000.

The vector format gives you the opportunity to tailor the map to your own business. You can:

  • add and link your own information to objects in the map,
  • integrate the map information into your own system,
  • show or hide information after needs with the help of the stratification.

Maintenance and update frequency

The GSD Overview Map is continuously updated with information about power lines, nature conservation, military areas, railways, roads, certain buildings. and facility symbols and certain enlightenment text. Administrative divisions, airports, railway stations and hospitals are updated annually. Downloadable files (open data) are updated every weekend.

Download product

Download open geodata via ftp (new window).

Retrieve open data

To retrieve Lantmäteriet’s open data you need to have a user account. You use this account every time you download data or connect to a service. 

Create your user account

The user account gives us the possibility to monitor the use of our open geodata as well as to provide feedback to you in case of any changes.

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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.

Below is a general presentation of the content of the information layers.

Administrative units
National border, maritime territory border in the sea, county border, municipal border and landscape border.

Buildings, structures and construction areas such as towers, castles, and hospitals.

Elevation curves
Elevation curves with 25 meter range.

Lakes and streams.

Land data
Forests, built-up areas, marshland, bare mountain, glacier and open ground.

Transport network
Roads, railways, traffic locations with numbers, tunnels, airports, railway stations, power lines, cable cars, trails and dams.

Protected areas
National parks, nature reserves, cultural reserves and animal protection areas åden.

Military areas
Military firing ranges and training ranges.

Place names and enlightenment text
Place name and text that describes what it is on the site, for example museum railway.

Earth's shapes and measurement
The Arctic Circle and highlights.

Contents of this page may be automatically translated, we take no responsibility for the accuracy of the translation. Feel free to contact our customer support centre if you have any questions.

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