General information

This page describes a BETA-service of Vector Tiles.

This BETA-service is developed and maintained by National Land Survey of Finland.
The service was developed in order to get a better understanding of how vector tiles work, and to get a better understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the technology.

The demo applicatons are published in GitHub, so go ahead and test!

Service Information

The vector and feature tiles are published according to the WMTS-standard and WFS3-specifications.

The metadata of the service is described in the Proof-of-Concept WMTS Capabilities document for the Vector Tiles Service used in demos.

Information on vector tiles specification used in these demos and proof-of-concept service.

Information on Web Feature Service 3 specification used in these demos and proof-of-concept service.

Database Information

The database used in demos and services contains the following themes : Buildings, Landuse, Roads, Water and Railroads from the Topographic Database of NLS Finland. In addition Cadastral parcels, Cadastral boundaries and Cadastral Boundary Markers are available.

All raster and vector data is rendered and produced dynamically from databases.
Vector tile database is based on a snapshot from October 2017. The data and the vector tile service is for development use only and may change at any time.
The data in the service is Open data by National Land Survey of Finland and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License .

Vector Tile Demos

Pure Vector Tiles Map with some client side interaction.
The Map contains Buildings, Roads, Landuse, Water, Cadastral Parcels, Cadastral Boundaries and Cadastral Markers. Clicking on a Parcel highlights all Parcels that belong to same Register Unit.
3D view of vector tiles on raster background with some client side property filtering and display.
3D-Map containing BuSilding, Roads, Cadastral Boundaries and Cadastral Markers on a WMTS raster background map.
Vector tiles on raster background ETRS-TM35FIN
Cadastral Boundaries as Vector tiles on raster background map in ETRS-TM35FIN.
Vector tiles on raster background Web Mercator
Cadastral Boundaries as Vector tiles on raster background map in Web-Mercator.
Vector tiles with a possibility to modify the color scheme
Cadastral Parcels as Vector tiles and types buildings & landuse with the possibility to change the colors of the elements.

Feature Service Demos

GeoJSON Features from a WFS3 service Web Mercator
Cadastral Boundaries, the id of the cadastre, and the date of the creation and the date of last modification in a cadastre. The WMTS raster map is used as the background.
GeoJSON Feature tiles from WMTS tile server on raster background
Cadastral Parcels as Feature tiles on a WMTS raster background map.

Vector tiles in GK zones

These demos are a Proof-of-concept for serving Vector Tiles in Gauss-Kr├╝ger zones used by the Municipalities in Finland.
The demos contain Vector Tile content overlay on WMTS raster backround maps.
Please zoom in the map to see vector content.

Vector tiles on raster background in Gauss Kruger zones ETRS-GK19, ETRS-GK20, ETRS-GK21, ETRS-GK22, ETRS-GK23, ETRS-GK24, ETRS-GK25, ETRS-GK26, ETRS-GK27, ETRS-GK28, ETRS-GK29, ETRS-GK30, ETRS-GK31

Note: The area limited for vector content on the map is not related to actual ETRS-GK zone extent .

More info on ETRS-GK zones see JHS 197.

Feedback and Contact information

This BETA-service is developed and maintained by National Land Survey of Finland.

We look forward to hear you feedback. Please send us an mail on sovellustuki at maanmittauslaitos.fi / topic: Vector tiles
The aim is to develop the service further based on the received feedback.

Info on events, issues and releases