Topography 250 Download, vector

The product is suitable as a background map and as input data to GIS-applications. It’s suitable to use in the scale range 1:100 000 - 1:500 000. The content contains, among other things, administrative boundaries, roads and railways, types of land and contour lines with 25 m vertical interval. The product name in Swedish is Topografi 250 Nedladdning, vektor.

About this product

The product contains administrative division, buildings and protected nature etc. The product also contains roads from the Swedish Transport Administration as well as Lantmäteriet's reviewed and established names retrieved from the Place-names Register etc.

The vector format provides the opportunity to customize 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 using the layering

The product is useful as a background for various types presentations in the scale range 1:100 000 – 1:500 000.

Geographical selection: Sweden
Delivery formats: GeoPackage
Coordinate systems: SWEREF 99 TM (EPSG:3006), SWEREF 99 local zones (EPSG:3007-3018).

Maintenance and update frequency

The content of Topography 250 Download, vector is partly updated periodically by Lantmäteriet and partly in cooperation with other government authorities, municipalities and organizations. Lantmäteriet are mostly using aerial images in stereo and orthophoto’s for interpretation.

Topography 250 Download, vector is updated once a month for the index boxes affected by changes.


For a deeper description of the content, see the product description (pdf, new window)

For Lantmäteriet´s proposed layout the following files can be used:

The following file in Swedish in Excel format can be used to get help with the translation from the GSD-General Map, vector format to Topography 250 Download, vector:

Translation table object type KKOD (in Swedish, xls, new window).

The information layers contain:

  • administrative boundaries including landscape boundaries and the cultivation boundary
  • facilities and airports
  • building points and building facilities
  • hydrographic facilities and watercourses
  • contour lines with 25 m vertical interval
  • communication information, such as roads, railways and hiking trails
  • power lines
  • cultural historical monuments
  • land surfaces
  • military areas
  • arctic circle
  • place names that are included in the Place-Names Register
  • restricted areas in the mountains and protected nature

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The product is provided as open data. Place your order in Geotorget Order.

The license and what it means

Our open spatial data is available under the open data license Creative Commons, (CC0). The license means that you may use, distribute, redo, modify and build on Lantmäteriet's open data.

This also applies in commercial contexts without any restrictions. Feel free to list Lantmäteriet as the source when you disseminate our open data, but this is not a requirement.

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