National Land Survey of Finland

The National Land Survey produces information for the public and various organisations related to the use and utilisation of land. We do land surveying, maintain property information, produce map data, handle registrations of title and mortgages, develop ICT systems, and promote the research and application of spatial data.

At the National Land Survey, we show the way in many aspects, believe in experimentation and do things that are significant to the well-being of society.

The National Land Survey has offices in 36 localities across Finland, from Mariehamn to Ivalo. In addition to our offices, our employees also work in the terrain, from home or in any other location best suited to the task at hand.

Have a look at pictures of typical workdays on Instagram.

Information, services and research about the Earth

The majority of our employees work in surveying. Our cartographers and surveyors parcel out plots for summer cottages, mark out the boundaries of future motorways in the terrain and on the map and perform land consolidations of farmland to make the jobs of farmers easier.

Thanks to our experts in registration issues, land registration secretaries and lawyers, the owning, buying and selling of property as well as securing loans are in safe hands in Finland.

The researchers of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute at the National Land Survey perform measurements and research benefiting the whole society in the field of mapping in cooperation with universities and research institutes, public organisations and companies.

The specialists at the Centre for ICT Services at the National Land Survey are responsible for the information systems and information management of the National Land Survey.

Employees are happy at work

The National Land Survey is a modern employer that invests in the wellbeing and satisfaction of its employees. Supervisors have been key – their competence and skills have been developed so that the employees can have a sense of good leadership in the organisation.

In 2019, job satisfaction at the National Land Survey was 3.92 on a scale 1–5 in the VMBaro survey. The average within public administration was 3.59.

Employees at the National Land Survey are especially happy with the possibility to combine work and private life (4.50, average within public administration 4.04). The National Land Survey's organisational culture encourages work in multiple locations. This means that it is also possible to work outside the workplace – for instance at home. Working hours are very flexible, that is, employees have the possibility to work regardless of time and place by using modern tools.

Other strengths according to the survey were awareness of the goals of the work (4.47, average within public administration 4.26), confidence in the continuation of the employment relationship (4.41, average within public administration 3.81) and equal treatment from both the supervisor (4.31, average within public administration 4.13) and co-workers (4.40, average within public administration 4.19). Our employees are also highly committed to organisational goals (survey score 4.41, government average 4.16).

Jesperi Rantanen works as a Research scientist at the National Land Survey of Finland.
Sanna Ranta works as Registrations Manager at National Land Survey of Finland.
Published 2015-02-09 at 9:46, updated 2020-07-07 at 19:08

Employees of The National Land Survey of Finland.

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The National Land Survey's innovative working culture is based on trusting our employees. There is a lot of flexibility in working hours and locations in our organisation. The most important thing about work is achieving good results. Through professional, coaching leadership we support reaching goals and well-being at work.

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