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Geological Survey of Finland or other specified parties hold all copyrights of the content published on this website. The Copyright Act and all other related regulations and legislation apply to the content of this website.
The content of this website can be used and linked elsewhere, as long as the source is also specified. Any commercial use of the content must always be separately agreed with the Geological Survey of Finland.
Access rights to other online services and datasets maintained by GTK
GTK’s website features links to other online services and datasets that are maintained by GTK and protected by copyrights, other laws and regulations, as well as agreements. All rights are reserved unless otherwise stated on the website.
Principles of the distribution and pricing of GTK’s content products are described below.
The terms and conditions of the basic licence apply to the use of datasets that are available at the website or distributed through the site, unless otherwise stated in conjunction with specific data, or otherwise agreed in writing.
GTK’s open licence complies with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. The CC BY 4.0 licence provides the right to copy and distribute GTK’s open access datasets in original or modified format for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
More information about the open licence: http://www.jhs-suositukset.fi/web/guest/jhs/recommendations/189
Screenshots can be taken on the GTK website, provided that the source is stated clearly. A separate permission is, however, necessary for any commercial publication.
The accuracy and other quality factors of GTK’s observation data vary, depending on factors such as the age of the data and the accuracy of base maps, other source material and individual observations, as well as methods of location, modelling, interpretation and production. Geological maps and other datasets include interpreted information and are based on the views of the compiler of the information.
GTK is not responsible for any losses arising from errors or deficiencies in the web distribution system or the datasets, data products or services available on its website. It is recommended that users of data products carefully read the data product descriptions and contact GTK when further information is required. GTK welcomes feedback on its services and data products and will use the feedback to continuously improve its services.
|1. Datasets in GTK’s online service (not applied to downloaded publications)|
|2. Distributed data products (including map services, interfaces and metadata services)|
|3. GTK publications, including maps (both printed and electronic formats) – all rights reserved|
GTK online services with exceptional terms:
|Ground surveying (PTR)|
Outline of the GTK data policy
As the national centre of geodata, GTK provides its data content for use by all interested parties.
GTK’s distribution policy is based on the following objectives:
- strengthening a societal impact,
- equality and the equal treatment of customers,
- high quality of datasets provided for customers (adequate descriptions of data), and
- reliability and sufficient guidance.
As a ground rule, GTK holds the right of ownership to all data it has produced and controls. In customer-funded research, clients hold the right of ownership to data, unless otherwise agreed. In jointly funded projects, the ownership is agreed in accordance with the role of each party; however, so that GTK has a full parallel right of use.
GTK’s numeric datasets are divided into the following categories based on availability:
- Open content (data products distributed in accordance with the principles of open data)
- INSPIRE data (data products distributed in accordance with the INSPIRE terms)
- Other datasets not subject to a charge (online distribution of datasets free of charge)
- Datasets subject to a charge (priced data products)
- Datasets not included in standardised products
GTK continuously develops the distribution and pricing of its products in accordance with the general guidelines of the central government and the objectives of the National Geographic Information Strategy.
Further information: Antti Kahra, senior specialist
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