Topography Viewing, vector tiles

A display service with topographical information from Lantmäteriet's basic data warehouse. The format, vector tiles, provides other possibilities for use than display services in raster formats. The product name in Swedish is Topografi Visning, vector tiles.

Brief information

The product is primarily intended for users who develop various types of applications and applications for the web. With vector tile display services, it is possible to access information about the objects, attributes, and to style / style data based on your own wishes or by using Lantmäteriet 's proposed appearance.

The product provides the opportunity to connect information from the map with our direct access services. In addition, custom style files can be defined for a custom look on the map. The information is displayed up to a scale of 1: 10,000.

Information content

Land, hydrography, buildings, construction area, communication (eg roads and rail traffic), pipelines, the Arctic Circle, administrative division, height and text.

Maintenance and update frequency

Every day. Road data in the product in 2020 will consist of static data. In 2021, the plan is that the roads will also be updated in the same way as other stocks in the product. At the very least, however, the roads will be updated every 12 months.


Our geodata services are normally available around the clock and we provide support during the day.

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.

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.


The versions of the services may overlap, so pay attention to which version you pick up at home. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

On our GitHub page (new window) You as a developer can find some simpler code examples.

Version History

Version and Date

Change since previous version

Version 1.0

New version
Available 2020-06-11

New Viewing Service

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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