Finnish Elevation Model

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Coverage of the Finland DEM
Finland DSM at the Metsälä Wind Farm


The Finland/Suomi 10m elevation model is a digital surface model produced by the National Land Survey of Finland (Maanmittauslaitos, MML). The elevation data is in a 10m x 10m grid and have a spatial coverage for the whole of Finland. The main parts of the model data were produced from contour lines and ground control points originating from the topographical databases and maps at the National Land Survey of Finland. Small parts of the model were derived from a higher resolution model in 2 m (see link below).

Dataset Overview

  • Spatial Coverage: Finland
  • Resolution: 10m
  • Data-type: Digital Surface Model (DSM)
  • Coordinate system (in original data):
    • ETRS89 / TM35FIN (EPSG:3067)
    • N2000 height (EPSG:3900)
  • Version: Data downloaded in early 2019.
  • Vertical Accuracy: The accuracy of this product is: 1.4 m - given by the 95% quantile and 2.0m - given by the 99% quantile.

Usage Notes

Please note:

  • In this dataset, the elevations of the offshore/ocean areas are typically at level 0.2-0.4 m.
  • If you derive contour-lines from the grid data, then you could consider ditizing the costline-contour (~ 0-line) manually.

Availability from within WindPRO

The data are available directly from within windPRO in 10-meter resolution. The data can be accessed from the online-services in the following objects:

  • Line Object (with purpose to height contour lines)
  • Elevation Grid Object

License and Attribution

The product belongs to the open data of the National Land Survey of Finland. Open data by the National Land Survey of Finland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Please use the following attribution when using this dataset:

Contains elevation data from the National Land Survey of Finland - Topographic Database 01/2019. 
Distribution through EMD and windPRO.


  • The National Land Survey of Finland (Maanmittauslaitos, MML) are thanked for producing this digital elevation dataset – and disseminating it in the public domain and thus for aiding the development of renewable energy.
  • “Kapsi” Finnish Internet Users Association are thanked for holding an accessible copy of the open geodata.
  • Integration of this dataset into EMD services was co-supported through the InnoWind project ( which is co-funded by the Danish Innovation Fund

External Links