Geographic data

Statistics Finland's open geographic data are part of the national geographic information interface and they have also been published in the national geographic information portal Paikkatietoikkuna. As part of the infrastructure, the data and services are integrated with other data belonging to the spatial data infrastructure. The standards that define the services and part of the data can be found in the following regulations:

On this page you can find Statistics Finland's geographic data that can be used as an interface service (WMS/WFS). The interface service is a technological user access by means of which you can access Statistics Finland's map server and retrieve the data you need. The use of interface services require that you have access to a spatial data software or a self-programmed application that makes requests to the server. The data can be read or transferred to your own application using the interface addresses given in the table below.

Direct downloading from the interface with queries is another way to utilise the data. You can define the characteristics of the data to be downloaded in the query, like the file format or the desired area.

The metadata descriptions of each data can be found in Paikkatietohakemisto (spatial data index).

Data presentation

Interface addresses of the service

Descriptions in Paikkatietohakemisto (spatial data index)

Municipality-based statistical units

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tilastointialueet/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tilastointialueet/wfs

Metadata description

Population by municipality-based units

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoalue/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoalue/wfs

Metadata description

PAAVO – Open data by postal code area

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/postialue/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/postialue/wfs

Metadata description

The statistics grid 1 km x 1 km

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tilastointialueet/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tilastointialueet/wfs

Metadata description

Population grid data 1 km x 1 km

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoruutu/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoruutu/wfs

Metadata description

Population grid data 5 km x 5 km (In Finnish)

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoruutu/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/vaestoruutu/wfs

Metadata description

Road traffic accidents (In Finnish)

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tieliikenne/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/tieliikenne/wfs

Metadata description

Educational institutions

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/oppilaitokset/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/oppilaitokset/wfs

Metadata description

Production and industrial facilities

http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/ttlaitokset/wms
http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/ttlaitokset/wfs

Metadata description

More information on geographic data can be attained by contacting inspire@stat.fi