News 1 Mar 2016

Statistical data can now be analysed in Paikkatietoikkuna

Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland have developed new tools for the national geoportal Paikkatietoikkuna, for making statistical analyses on geographical information. By combining statistical and geospatial data, users can employ different methods to study and further process the data published in Paikkatietoikkuna.

For example, users can use a background map to form the areas they want, and the application calculates statistical key figures for these areas from the statistical grid data. Population changes in the area selected can be calculated by combining grids of different periods.

Paikkatietoikkuna's Karttaikkuna is now an ever more versatile free browser application, whose functionalities can be utilised or further developed by anyone as part of the open source code Oskari software ( 

Analysis tools can be used by registering to Paikkatietoikkuna You can enter the registration form by clicking "Log in" from the menu.

Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland have developed analysis tools in a joint project financed in 2014 to 2015 by the Merging Statistics and Geospatial Information programme of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union.

Paikkatietoikkuna has 2,000 different map levels

Paikkatietoikkuna now includes around 2,000 different map layers from over 50 data producers. There are over 200 map layers provided by Statistics Finland.

Statistics Finland's first open statistical data were published in Paikkatietoikkuna in 2013. Statistics Finland offers spatial statistical information according to the Inspire directive by means of Statistics Finland's own interface service.

Further information:
Marja Tammilehto-Luode, Statistics Finland, +358 29 551 3244,
Jari Reini, National Land Survey of Finland, +358 40 167 8649,