National Land Survey of Finland
National Land Survey of Finland produces and provides information on and services in real estate, topography and the environment for the needs of citizens, other customers and the community at large. The National Land Survey (NLS) is responsible for Finland?s cadastral system and general mapping assignments. It also promotes the shared use of geographic information.
The NLS consists of 13 District Survey Offices, five national operational units and the small central administration. The NLS has staff of over 2000, of whom over 80 % are employed in the District Survey Offices. The NLS is a governmental agency subordinate to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.