Built environment information system – RYTJ

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Photo: The Ministry of the Environment


The new national built environment information system (RYTJ) gathers data related to construction and zoning. The system will have two data repositories: one for building data and one for land use data. The information system will be built as part of the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Environment Institute's Ryhti project. The authority responsible for the built environment information system is SYKE.

The information system to be implemented will include controlled access to key information on land use and construction, which is particularly necessary for the authorities to support various decision-making processes, plans and surveys. Examples of such information include building permits, zoning data and information generated during the life cycle of buildings. The more uniformly available data will serve as a basis for new services and business.

Implementation and deployment in phases

In 2021, the operating principles of the information system were defined. For example, what information comes into the system and how information flows between different systems. In 2022, the main developer of the system will be put out to tender and implementation will begin.

The information system will be implemented and deployed in stages. During 2023, the ability to receive information will be built into the system. For users, the information system can be deployed from 2024.

Learn more about the information system

Extensive information on the information system and the Ryhti project has been collected on the ym.fi website.

The built environment information system, ym.fi

The Ryhti project, ym.fi

Current plans into the information system

The goal of the VOOKA project is to export all current zoning and master plans in Finland in the national data model format to the built environment information system.

Learn more about the VOOKA project

Get in touch

Project Manager Päivi Malmi

Project Manager Teemu Pekkanen, building data resource

Project Manager Seija Lonka, planning data resource

Project Manager Seppo Pastila, ICT solutions

Special planner Henrik Saari, stakeholder cooperation and support services

E-mail addresses in the format firstname.surname@syke.fi

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Published 2022-03-16 at 11:41, updated 2022-03-28 at 13:35