National web map services

Finnish Environment Instute's (Syke) national web map services are nationwide environmental spatial information services designed for domestic use. These are available as WMS services. Most services are also available in WFS or WCS download services.

The coordinate system is ETRS-TM35FIN. SYKE's national web map services are updated along the spatial dataset updates, provided that the data has been changed. There are four updates per year.

Syke is replacing its ArcGIS Server web map services with GeoServer ones in 2023. Up to date URL’s for national GIS maps services can be found in this page. Old URL’s beginning with can be used until the end of 2023.

Geological formations
The service includes Nationally Valuable Rocky Areas, Moraine Formations, Small-Scale Sites in Bedrock and  Aeolian and Littoral Deposits.

National urban parks

Soil extraction permissions

Land cover on wetlands

High biodiversity value forests (Zonation)

Water bodies (WFD)

Built heritage objects (special legislation)

Shoreline10 (Ranta10)

Proposal for supplemental mire conservation

Nationally valuable landscape areas

Map services for projects and applications

Map services for projects and applications are created for a specific purpose. They may change according to project  resources.

Built environment (Liiteri)
The service includes  services for built environment information systems, such as residential areas and urban structure.

Potentially flooded forests

Flood hazard areas and flood risk zones

Underwater Marine Environment (VELMU)


Published 2023-04-20 at 8:33, updated 2023-04-18 at 14:29
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