Topographic web map View service

This service provides access to a topographical web map that is adapted for display on a screen. The map information is displayed with a harmonised cartography between the scales. The product name in Swedish is Topografisk webbkarta Visning.

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 every 24 hours.
  • The information in scale areas over 1:15 000 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.

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.

Presentation of the information 

Topographic web map

The layer contains topographic map information such as administrative division, buildings, facilities, regulations, roads, railways, mountain information, power lines, land surfaces, water surfaces, elevation curves and terrain shading, place names, information text and address numbers.

Example topographic web map

Example image in scale 1: 5 000.

Topographic web map, toned-down

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

Example topographic web map dimmed

Example image in scale 1: 5 000, toned-down.

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.


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 1.0.4

Updated 2023-02-01

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

Version 1.0.4

Updated 2022-09-01

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

Version 1.0.4

Updated 2021-10-01

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

Version 1.0.4

Available 2019-03-27


  • Changed drawing order for buildings and roads and a review of the style has been done.
  • The GIF format has been discontinued.

Version 1.0.3


Available 2017-06-28

  • Boundaries for military protection areas removed.

Version 1.0.2


Updated 2017-01-17

  • Snowmobile trail information has a new style.

Version 1.0.2


Available 2015-12-15

  • 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 shading was shown there.

Version 1.0.1


Discontinued 2015-12-15

  • Cartographical changes in current version.

  • Styles.

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

Technical framework and standard for display services

Our map and image display services are based on the standardized call interfaces Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) developed by OGC, The Open Geospatial Consortium (new window). WMS is also an ISO standard (ISO 19128).

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 (new window).

At OSGeo, The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (new window) you can read more about software in the field of geodata that are based on open source code.

If you want deeper technical information about our display services, read the technical description on each product page.

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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