Copyright and publication of Lantmäteriet's geographical information

This applies if you want to publish Lantmäteriet 's maps, aerial photographs and other geographical information.

Lantmäteriet 's maps and pictures are covered by protection under the Act (1960: 729) on copyright in literary and artistic works.

You therefore need in the most cases have a license to use our maps and images in different contexts. You get the license by buying the map or aerial photo from us.

When publishing copyrighted material, it must always be marked with ©Lantmäteriet.


If you want to publish an aerial photo or a map from Lantmäteriet , different conditions apply depending on which category of use you belong to.

Our terms and use categories.

What can I publish?

You have the right to:

  • Publish maps / aerial photos as illustrations in analogue form free of charge, for example in reports, books or the like.
  • Publish maps / aerial photos in digital form free of charge. Your own, primary information can, for example, be a symbol to show where a business is located.

You do not have the right to:

  • Publish maps / aerial photos in digital form without your own information, in which case a license is required for each product if it is not open data.
  • In a commercial context, publish maps / aerial photos in digital form. Publication in digital form is not permitted in any type of commercial context, for example where published images are available for a fee or on websites / e-services / apps funded by advertising, advertisements or the like.

Open data

Some of Lantmäteriet 's products are open data and for these products Creative Commons Attribution (CC0) applies. This means that you do not have to take any conditions into account.

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Historical maps and aerial photographs

Maps older than 70 years and aerial photographs older than 50 years are not covered by copyright and can therefore be published freely.


If you are unsure about what applies specifically to you, a specific map or aerial photo, then you are welcome to contact Geodata Support by phone or e-mail.

Phone: 026-63 36 00, weekdays 9-12 and 13-16.

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