The Nature Information System also includes information on the important flora and bird areas, geological sites, bat areas, polypore areas and forest areas, among other things.
You can view the chosen data sets on top of various background maps or an aerial photo. See the site report for each area to read more about the area and species spotted there. You can use the search function to look for a particular site, for example.
The data content of the Nature Information System's public version is filtered for nature conservation reasons.
Use of the Nature Information System
Choose the data sets
You can find the data sets of the Nature Information System under the ‘Environment and Nature’ section in the ‘Layers’ menu. Choose which data sets you would like to display on the map. You can find several background map options at the top of the menu.
Read site reports
By clicking on any site on the map, you can open a site report with information about the site in question (in Finnish only).
Try the advanced search
The advanced search function available in the search section allows you to search sites or species. The photo shows meadows in Helsinki.
Through the official version of the Nature Information System, the Environmental Services of the City of Helsinki disclose nature data to registered users who need such data for their work. The data in the Nature Information System is necessary when planning land use, construction, nature management or nature conservation, for example.
You can gain access to the official version of the Nature Information System if you need the City of Helsinki’s nature data for work related to areas such as planning, monitoring, nature management or research, including consultant work and the city’s positions of trust. To apply for access, please fill in the online form below.
You can log in to the official version at the following address: https://kartta.hel.fi/login(Link leads to external service) (in Finnish)