Topographic web map View service, cache

This service provides access to a topographical web map that is adapted for display on a screen and is like the service Topographic web map View, when it comes to contents, but has better performance and lower topicality. The product name in Swedish is Topografisk webbkarta Visning, cache.

About this product

The service contains one layer with topographic map information that is presented clearly in full colour and one layer that presents the topographic map information in toned-down greyscale.

Maintenance and update frequency

The information is updated with different intervals depending on the type of information and scale level. A simplified description of the topicality of the information is that:

  • The information in scale areas up to 1:15 000 is updated at least every 24 hours.
  • The information in scale areas1:15 000 – 1:60 000 is updated every week.
  • The information in scale areas over 1:60 000 is updated every month.


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

Presentation of the information

Topographic web map

The layer contains topographic map information such as administrative division, buildings, facilities, regulations, roads, railroads, mountain information, electricity transmission lines, ground surfaces, water surfaces, height contours, terrain shadowing, place names, informational text, and addresses.

Example of topographic web map.

Example image in scale 1:3 780.

Topographic web map, toned-down

The layer contains the topographical map information presented in a toned-down greyscale.

Example of topographic web map, toned-down.

Example image in scale 1:3 780, toned-down.


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

Version history
Version Date Changes compared with previous version

Version 1.1.0

Updated 2023-02-01

  • New styles in scale range 1:30 000 – 1:1 million.

Version 1.1.0

Updated 2022-09-01

  • New styles in scale range 1:15 000 - 1:30 000.

Version 1.1.0

Updated 2021-10-01

  • New symbols.
  • New style for roads in scale range up to 1:15 000.
  • New style for railroads and electricity transmission lines in all scales.
  • Mountain information and associated informational texts are added to scale range up to 1:15 000.

Version 1.1.0

  • Drawing order has been changed for buildings and roads and a review of the style has been done.
  • The scale levels have been adjusted in Web Mercator.

Version 1.1.0


  • Order of axis changed from E, N to N, E.

Version 1.0.3



  • A layer of toned-down information has been added.
  • The service is also provided in the coordinate system Web Mercator now.

Version 1.0.2


  • Snowmobile trail information has a new style.

Version 1.0.2


  • Supplemented with mountain information.
  • Depth values and shallows removed in small scale areas.
  • Transparency removed in the scale range 1:30 000-1:60 000 because no terrain shadowing was shown there.

Version 1.0.1


Cartographical changes in current version.

  • Styles
  • Text sizes changed to dampen the size changes at scale interval boundaries.

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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Copyright and publication

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

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