Map sheets in our collection of the National Land Survey Maps cannot be locaded by searching The Library Search Tool. These map sheets are to be found in the map cabinets in the map collection on the balcony, Research Archives. Map sheets lacking barcode cannot be borrowed. These may only be used within the library.
Summary of Swedish map types with translation
|Present day name||Old names||English|
|Vägkartan||Blå kartan||Road map|
|Översiktskartan||Röda kartan||General map|
|Norrlandsorter||Places in Norrland|
Maps from the Swedish
The web service GeoLex contains common information on maps from NLS, SGU, the Maritime Administration and SMHI. GeoLex shows graphically which maps have been issued. GeoLex
Land Survey Maps
Land Survey maps have had various names over the years. Name changes apply to both paper maps and the maps available on CD-ROM (published around 2000). Old maps must be sought by their then existing name in the GeoLex. Land Survey Maps
Replaces Yellow map and Economic map (scale 1: 10,000). Published since 1999. Covering Sweden except the mountainous region of Lapland. The Library does not have the newest editions of the Property Map as this only pushed to order via the service DinKarta. However, there are forerunners economic map that contains raw assets, hemmansgränser and hemmansnumer. Yellow map (scale 1: 20,000) is a variant of the Economic map.Real Property
Replaces Green Map (scale 1: 50,000) and the old topographical map. Covers the whole country except Norrland. Previously, only the last version saved on UB but in 2003 saved all editions. Also as CD-ROM.
Replaces Blue map (scale 1: 100 000) covering the whole country. Previously, the overview map has not been saved by the Library but as of the autumn of 2003 all editions are saved. Also as CD-ROM.
Mountain Map (Fjällkartan)
Retains its former name (scale 1: 100 000) Covers mountainous region of Lapland. Previously, only the last version saved to the library, but beginning in 2003 all printed editions are saved.
Replaces Red map (scale 1: 250,000) covering the whole country. Previously, only the last version saved to the library, but beginning in 2003 all printed editions are saved. Also as CD-ROM.