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Data interfaces

Open forest data can be accessed through a technical connection, i.e. a data interface. Using a data interface requires that users also have access to an application that supports the interface, such as spatial data software or a browser application. Further information is available from the description of open forest data (PDF). 

The Finnish Forest Centre has implemented its data interfaces using two different technologies. All datasets are accessible through WMS and WFS spatial data interfaces. In addition, forest stand data is also accessible through a REST interface, which returns data in the form of XML messages in accordance with the Forest Information Standards. At a later stage, a corresponding REST interface will also be implemented for the grid cell data.

The Forest Information Standards’ data model applied to forest stand data and the related codes are specified in the message description available through the Forest Information Standards website (the description is available in Finnish; the English translation is pending). The field names and codes used in the WMS and WFS interfaces comply with those specified in the database model set out in the Forest Information Standards, but the data content has been simplified to only cover the most relevant attributes. The relational forest resource dataset, which contains all the available data, is available through the REST interface as XML messages in accordance with the Forest Information Standards.

The standardisation process relating to grid cell, forest use declaration and Kemera data is ongoing. For these datasets, the data model for spatial datasets is applied. The description of the data model and the related codes are available from the spatial datasets page.

REST interfaces in accordance with the Forest Information Standards:

REST interfaces provide access to open forest data in the format in accordance with the Forest Information Standards.

Instructions on how to use the REST interfaces (PDF. Available in Finnish; the English translation is pending).
 

WMS/WFS interfaces:

The spatial data interfaces are implemented in accordance with the WMS- ja WFS-standards.

Instructions on how to use the WMS interfaces (PDF. Available in Finnish; the English translation is pending)  

Instructions on how to use the WFS interfaces (PDF. Available in Finnish; the English translation is pending)

WFS-stand-habitat-codes (XLSX. Available in Finnish; the English translation is pending)   |  WFS-stand-habitat database schema (PDF).

Dataset Address
 All datasets https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/ows?
Forest resoruces stands https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/stand/ows?
Habitats of special importance  https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/habitat/ows?
Grid cell data https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/gridcell/ows?
Remote sensing sample plot

https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/sampleplot/ows?

Forest use declarations https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/forestusedeclaration/ows?

 

Sites in accordance with the Game Animal Damages Act (105/2009):

Type of work Geometry  Address
Compensations for damage caused by deer, assessment request  stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_06_16/ows?
Compensations for damage caused by deer, assessment request  stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_06_16/ows?

 

Sites in accordance with the Act on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry (1094/1996):

Financing applications

Type of work Geometry   Address
Forest regeneration stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_10_10/ows?
Improvement of young stands  stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_10_30/ows?
Environmental subsidy stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_10_91/ows?

Implementation declarations

Type of work Geometry  Address
Forest regeneration stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_10_10/ows?
Improvement of young stands  stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_10_30/ows?
Environmental subsidy stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_10_91/ows?

 

Sites in accordance with the Temporary Act on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry (34/2015):

Financing applications

Type of work Geometry  Address
Improvement of young stands  stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_11_30/ows?
Remedial fertilisation stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_11_50/ows?
Improvement of peatland stands  line https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_line_11_60/ows?
Improvement of peatland stands point https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_point_11_60/ows?
Construction of  forest roads line https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_line_11_70/ows?
Construction of  forest roads point https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_point_11_70/ows?
Nature management stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_11_90/ows?
Environmental subsidy stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/application_stand_11_91/ows?

Implementation declarations

Type of work Geometry  Address
Improvement of young stands stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_11_30/ows?
Remedial fertilisation stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_11_50/ows?
Improvement of peatland stands  line https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_line_11_60/ows?
Improvement of peatland stands point https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_point_11_60/ows?
Construction of forest roads line https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_line_11_70/ows?
Construction of forest roads point https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_point_11_70/ows?
Nature management stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_11_90/ows?
Environmental subsidy stand https://rajapinnat.metsaan.fi/geoserver/Avoinmetsatieto/completiondeclaration_stand_11_91/ows?