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Open data news for Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

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18.1.2022

​​​​The distribution for open traffic measurement data This is an external link (Liikenteen automaattiset mittaustiedot, LAM) has moved to Fintraffic . The data is available from its new service in the same formats as before via Digitraffic (link).

16.12.2021
The service for open data distribution (Aineiston välitysalusta - AVA) is being updated. The adress of the new service is: https://ava.vaylapilvi.fi/

We'll inform here when data is moved to the new service. "The old AVA-service" will be in use until end of January 2022.​​​​​​​

14.12.2021

​​​​The distribution for open traffic measurement data  (Liikenteen automaattiset mittaustiedot, LAM) will be moved to Fintraffic in January 2022 . The data will available from its new service in the same formats as before. More information on exact dates and url for the new service will be published on this page and Fintraffic's Digitraffic-service as soon as possible.​​​​​​​

2.12.2021
The Excel user interface for Viitekehysmuunnin (location reference converter) moves to https://paikkatieto.vaylapilvi.fi/viitekehysmuunnin-excel/.
The new address is already available for use. The old address https://julkinen.vayla.fi/vkm-ui/ was taken off use officially 1st of December 2021 and concretely 14th of January 2022.
The functionality of the interface will remain the same in the new address, with some exceptions:
•    You can use a column named Tunniste (identifier) in the input file if you wish to add an identifier for the row.
•    You can add a column named Väylän luonne or Tie (lead type or road number) to an input file with the type XY if you wish to target the search to a given lead type or a road.
Please note that if you use a Tie-column here then one row in the input file can produce two rows into the output file (one for each track 1 and 2 if the search result is located on one of these neighboring tracks). Hence it is advisable to use Tunniste if you search with XY + Tie.
•    The Katuosoite-column is split into Katunimi- and Katunumero-columns in the output file.
The functionality of the Excel user interface will be developed further in the coming spring. If you have any questions about the interface, please contact us at [email protected].

8.11.2021
There will be changes in FTIA’s GIS services from late 2021 to early 2022. 
GIS services move to operate in cloud environment, which means changes in URLs and in information content. Also, a new map service called Suomen Väylät will be launched.

The BETA version for Open API’s are ready for testing:

WMS: https://avoinapi.vaylapilvi.fi/vaylatiedot/ows?service=wms&request=getCapabilities

WFS: https://avoinapi.vaylapilvi.fi/vaylatiedot/ows?service=wfs&request=getCapabilities

Please note that the road data is only a sample data set from Velho and Digiroad data is not yet visible.

Converter-API (Viitekehysmuunnin) URL changes are following:
(Old URLs will be out of use from 30th of November 2021.)

The new URL for converter-API is:
https://avoinapi.vaylapilvi.fi/viitekehysmuunnin/muunna?[parameters]

Swagger URL:
https://avoinapi.vaylapilvi.fi/viitekehysmuunnin/swagger-ui.html

Excel converter-API:
https://paikkatieto.vaylapilvi.fi/viitekehysmuunnin-excel/

Further changes will be informed in time. More information in Finnish in our newsletter.

28.9.2021
Data regarding condition and maintenance for tracks is published. Check them out and take into use via open API or  Download and viewing service  

13.9.2021
The url for the converter-API (Viitekehysmuunnin) is changing during this fall. More infromation can be found in this document (link - in Finnish only).

2.7.2021
New open railway-datasets available: axle counter, track section and track circuit. Check them out and take into use via open API or  Download and viewing service   Tämä on ulkoinen linkki

2.7.2021
We have published a guide how to download data in eg. csv-format via the open WFS-interfaces. Check out the guide here (in Finnish only)

6.5.2021
New railway-data availabel: eg. regarding safety devices and electric track. Check them out and take into use via open API or  Download and viewing service   Tämä on ulkoinen linkki

6.5.2021
A study on the use of FTIA's data is now ready. FTIA's data is seen as very necessary and private sector is the largest external user for the data. A summary of the results and the report can be viewrd here (only in Finnish).

15.3.2021
Railway-data from the old database called Ratapurkki is no longer available via open data. Ratapurkki-data is being replaced by new railway-datasets from Ratainfnratietojen hallintajärjestelmä.

22.2.2021
A podcast-series is being recorded on FTIA's data and services. The first episode considering GIS-data is now published and
can be streamed here (in Finnish only).

19.2.2021
A QGIS-workspace for using open infrastructure data is published. The workspace can be found and downloaded via our
platform for downloading open data.Detta är en extern länkDetta är en extern länk


19.2.2021
An educative video for using open infrastructure data is published and can be viewed on the page for open API

18.1.2021
A deep study on the use of infrastructure data is going on. A survey for users is open from 18.1. to 22.2.2021 (in finnish only). Feel free to take part and effect the future of infrastructure data and their services.  You can access the survey via this link.

16.11.2020

 28 new railway-related datasets are published: eg. regarding geotecnical objects, superstructures, services, administrative data and monitoring equipment. You can find them through the Download and viewing service and open API's.

21.10.2020

Hydrophysical waters and Management restriction and regulation zones are published as INSPIRE-data through the Download and viewing service and open API's.

9.10.2020

A new version of the Viitekehysmuunnin-service (VKM) is published. The old version will still be available for a while. More information in the open API's page.

5.10.2020

Multi-track railway data is now available as open data for the whole Finland through the Download- and viewing service and open API's. 

28.8.2020

Project and plan data are now available through the Download- and Viewing service and open API.

13.7.2020

Data for public transportation ("Vallu järjestelmän linja-autoreitit") is not anymore available through the Download- and Viewing service. Traficom is nowadays responsible for the data and it can be found here: http://developer.matka.fi/pages/en/vallu-data.php

1.7.2020

The first open datasets from the database Ratko (Railway network) is published. Railway network signs, Level crossings and its sublayers Warning devices, Signs and Surfaces can be found from the Download- and Viewing service and FTIA's open APIs.

29.6.2020

Finnish traffic signs are now published as an open QGIS-library (SVG vector format) in GitHubissa  (Note! BETA-versio, documentation in Finnish only). The collection include former traffic signs and the new ones of the new Road Traffic Act from 1.6.2020 and a QGIS-script for visializations. Traffic signs are named by their unique code: more information can be found on FTIA's webpage for traffic signs.

8.6.2020

INSPIRE-datasets are now updated. Data for Transport Network can be found in the Download and Viewing Service and thorugh Interfaces. Data for channel sluices and restriction areas are under progress.

28.5.2020

Field for the map layer Railway Level Crossing "HUOMAUTUS", "KANSILISAT" and "VARLAHUOM" in the Download and Viewing Service are emptied. Railway network data from Ratapurkki are no longer being
updated, but are still offered throught the Download and Viewing Service. Railway network data from Ratko are under progress. More information on the Raide-e -project, where a maintenance system for mastering railway data, called Ratko, is being developed. 

19.5.2020

Webpage for FTIA's open data has been updated. The GIS-data -pages have been merged to the open data pages and the content of the sites have been gone through and translated to Swedish and English. Information regarding open API's can be found on the Interfaces (API) -page.

16.4.2020

Nautical maps have moved to Traficom (Finnish Transport and Communication Agency).

The data can be found through the following services (Map service and open API):

https://julkinen.traficom.fi/oskari/
https://julkinen.traficom.fi/inspirepalvelu/avoin/wms?request=getcapabilities

Depth data can still be downloaded through the open data service of FTIA.

The services can also be found from the national map service called Paikkatietoikkuna and Metadata from Paikkatietohakemisto.

More information on Nautical Maps and its GIS-services can be found on Traficom's website:

https://traficom.fi/fi/tilastot-ja-julkaisut/paikkatietoaineistot

Potential questions can be asked from: [email protected]