Open Data for Waterways
FTIA is responsible for most of the waterways and channels in Finland. Control and safe use of the waterways require real-time data, which FTIA also publish as open data. FTIA maintain waterway data in the waterway register, eg. location of waterways, safety devices, waterway areas as well as information on dredging and heaping.
Where can I access the data?
In the download service one can view and download data through a map interface. The user can choose which data to download and from what area. After selecting the service sends an e-mail -link, where the user can download the dataset. Data is available in shapefile (.shp) -format.
Use of open API's require a suitable application. Open API's are also suitable for developers, who need FTIA's data as part of their own applications. Open API's are described more in detail on Interfaces (API) -webpage.
Other waterway data
The Baltice.org -web service serve winter navigation in the Baltic sea region. The service contain rg. information on current ice maps, ice depth, reports on icing, forecast and traffic restrictions.
Go to the Baltice.org –service >>>
More information on waterways and its data:
Open nautical maps and depth data
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) is from 1.1.2019 onwards responsible for nautical maps. Depth data can still be downloaded through the FTIA's open platform for downloading data.
New adresses for map service and API's are:
More information on Nautical Maps and its GIS-services can be found on Traficom's website:
Potential questions can be asked from: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIS-information (location data on ships)
The maintentance of systems for AIS-data have moved to Traffic Maganement Finland (VTS Finland) on 1.1.2019.
Open AIS-data can be accessed through the Digitraffic-service. Go to Digitraffic -service >>