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Spatial datasets

Open forest data is also available in various data packages. The datasets are grouped by data content and region. Further information is available from the description of open forest data (PDF). 

Spatial datasets are particularly useful, for example, for performing analyses at the level of regions. The use of spatial datasets requires a separate spatial data application.

The data is available in the formats as specified in the Forest Information Standards. The standardisation process for certain datasets is still ongoing, but all standards will be approved during 2018. The file format for the data is OGC GeoPackage, version 1.2, with RTree extension. In addition to GeoPackage, data on forest resources stands is also available in the XML format by map sheet (MV1.8).

Where data concerning private individuals is linked to this data, the data user must take account of all obligations relating to the protection of personal data. Further information is available from the Disclosure of public environmental data page.

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There is a service break in the system on every weekday between 5:30 am and 6:30 am, when the contents are updated if necessary.

Data packages

Dataset Regional distribution Upload link
Forest resources stands      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP
  Map sheet (XML) HTTP FTP
Stands with habitats of special importance      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP
Grid cell data      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP
Remote sensing sample plots      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP
Kemera-data      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP
Forest use declarations data      
  Region HTTP FTP
  Municipality HTTP FTP
  Map sheet HTTP FTP

 

Descriptions and technical documentation relating to the spatial datasets

Instructions on how to use ‘Forest resources stands’ data packages (GeoPackages)  (PDF 3.8 GB. Available in Finnish; the English translation is pending)..

Dataset Metadata Database scheme Codes
Forest resources stands Link PDF file Excel workbook
Stands with habitats of special importance Link PDF file Excel workbook
Grid cell data Link PDF file Excel workbook
Remote sensing sample plots Link PDF file Excel workbook
Kemera data Link PDF file Excel workbook
Forest use declarations Link PDF file Excel workbook

Further information

Available in Finnish; the English translations are pending: