The National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry producing information, services and research about the Earth. 

NLS conducts land surveys, maintains property information, produces map materials, handles registrations of title and mortgages, develops infor-mation systems, and promotes the research and application of spatial data. The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) is a research and expert institute, which as a part of the NLS carries out research and develop-ment for spatial data infrastructures and is responsible for the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.  

 The FGI: 

  • provides a scientific basis for Finnish maps, geospatial information and positioning 
  • carries out research and development on methods for the measurements, data acquisition, processing and exploitation of geospatial information 
  • co-operates with industry, universities and governmental organisations nationally and internationally 

Read information about NLS in our website.