The Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry issued a decree on 21 December 2011 on the fees of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). The decree prescribes that the NLS will open its topographic datasets to the public on 1 May 2012 to be used freely and free of charge.
"From 1 of May 2012, digital maps portraying the terrain and topography can be used free of charge even for commercial purposes. It is important for us that our high-quality datasets are widely used," says Antti Kosonen, Director of the Information Service Centre at the NLS.
Read more from NLS Press release and Open data web pages.