Questions and answers

Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers about our products and their use.

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More questions and answers about all our geodata products (maps, aerial images, elevation data and property information) as well as some questions about deliveries can be found at Questions and answers about Geodata products

Direct services

In Direct access services if the debit principle is set to "Transaction excl. Empty answers", a blank answer should not give any entry on the debit log.

By calling all the attributes (basic information, owner, last prisoner, etc.) as true, but excluding historical ownership (not setting it to false, but completely excluding it from the call), the service automatically detects this, and the call will reflect the transaction 'Total excl. History '(Combo1 in SAL transaction log).

Yes, at present our direct access services support http compression of the GZIP type. The support means that those who develop systems or applications for our direct access services can request to have the answer from us compressed, and thus save time for large requests but also get a more manageable answer (less "air" in the answer for the user's system / application to handle).

Requests for compression are not activated by sending a value in the call to one of the direct access services, but are requested in connection with Lantmäteriet direct access services. The compression is not something that was specially developed for, or developed by, Lantmäteriet. This type of compression is part of the functionality of the Internet standard, and is therefore well implemented by various server software that follows the Internet standard. The compression is requested by entering the text string "Accept-Encoding: gzip" in the connection header (header = support information from client (system / application) to receiving server containing desired text encoding, login information, cookies, etc.).

The compression only works when the connection is directed to one of our direct access services, as we only allow answers from these services to be compressed over the connection in the current situation.

Multi-property search is regulated in Swedish legislation:

7§, The Real Estate Register Act (SFS 2000: 224) on Sveriges riksdags website (new window, in Swedish)

Direct access may be granted for searches only on one property, plot of land, community or building at a time. If there are special reasons, however, the state surveying authority may in individual cases allow searches to take place on more than one property, plot of land, community or building at a time. You can then make a special application and describe your needs. If it is granted, you will receive a special authorization that allows search of several properties. Please note that if you are a paying customer (not a party to geodata collaboration), you must pay for each ID you send in.

At (new window) you can read more about the fees and conditions that apply when using the service.

Viewing services

Yes. This enables consumption of the viewing services in e.g. online based GIS applications.

CORS does not require any settings for you as a user, consumption takes place as usual.

The WMTS services have fixed zoom intervals where the cached images (tiles) have a 100% resolution.

When the display services are used in different software, the program can decide which zoom intervals should apply to in and out zooming, if it does not match the display service's zoom levels, the map may feel pixelated, and the text looks strange.

In QGIS, you can right-click on the map layer for the WMTS service and select "Zoom to the best resolution (100%)". Then the in and out zooms in the program will match the WMTS service's zoom levels for 100% resolution.


On 20 September 2017, the service changed its name to Topographical Sitemap Display, overview.

However, the name change does not involve any change regarding access to the service. The name change is due to the license terms being changed on 1 September 2017 from Creative Common license CC BY to Creative Common license CC0, ie the source no longer needs to be specified.


Your agreement gives you access to both the production and verification environment for the current spatial data service. The production environment is intended for the customer's use in their finished application or system. The verification environment is only intended to be used for the development and testing of the application or system that uses the spatial data service.

Production environment Original database with updated geodata for the customer's use in their finished application or in their finished system. Geodata services in this environment are normally available around the clock. Operational information and statistics regarding availability are published on Verification environment New functionality, changes to the information, etc. are first added to the verification environment so that users can test and adapt their application or system to the changes before entering the production environment. The customer's testing and development may only take place against this environment. Unplanned stops may occur.

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