Historical guide maps of Helsinki from 1940, 1952, 1962 and 1999.

The guide maps include the following Information: place names, streets, roads and railway connections, public buildings, residential areas, industrial areas, forest and field areas and municipal boundaries. In addition, the maps show some attractions and public services.

Guide maps for 1940, 1952, 1963, and 1999 are available for download as TIFF image files. Guide maps for all years are available through the WMS API.

The maps can be viewed here: https://kartta.hel.fi/link/by4HWy

Coordinate systems:

  • Maintained in ETRS-GK25 (EPSG:3879), can be projected to other coordinate systems. See GetCapabilities query for other possible coordinate systems.

API addresses:


Helsinki_1940 - Helsingin_matkailijakartta_1952 - Helsingin_keskustan_kartta_1962 - Opaskartta_1965 - Opaskartta_1966 - Opaskartta_1971 - Opaskartta_1975 - Opaskartta_1977 - Opaskartta_1979 - Opaskartta_1983 - Opaskartta_1985 - Opaskartta_1987 - Opaskartta_1989 - Opaskartta_1991 - Opaskartta_1999

Guide map of the City of Helsinki from 1940

Guide map of the City of Helsinki from 1940. Published by Frenckellin Kirjapaino Oy. The map was made for the planned 1940 Olympics. Tram and bus lines. Competition and training locations. On the back is a list of streets, attractions and foreign diplomatic missions in five languages. Four-colour print, size 58 cm x 61 cm, printed by Frenckell.

Helsinki Tourist Map 1952

The map was updated from the map prepared for the 1940 Olympics for the coming Olympics. Tram and bus lines. Competition and training locations.

Map of the in the Helsinki city centre from 1962.

Printed by Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden kirjapaino Oy. The map shows tram and bus lines and three-dimensional drawings of interesting places.

Guide map of the city of Helsinki from 1966

Guide map of the city of Helsinki from 1966. Vuosaari was annexed to Helsinki in 1966.

Guide map of the city of Helsinki from 1999

The guide map of the City of Helsinki from 1999 is the first digitally produced guide map of Helsinki.

Data and Resources

Additional information

Administrator Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala / Kaupunkimittauspalvelut
Administrator's webpage http://kartta.hel.fi/avoindata
Published 25.03.2020
Updated 06.10.2022
More information
  1. https://kartta.hel.fi/avoindata/dokumentit/Historialliset_opaskartat_avoin_data_kuvaus.pdf
  2. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=228
  3. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=229
  4. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=230
  5. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=534
  6. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=533
  7. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=532
  8. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=531
  9. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=529
  10. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=530
  11. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=528
  12. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=527
  13. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=526
  14. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=525
  15. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=524
  16. https://kartta.hel.fi/paikkatietohakemisto/pth/?id=227
Geographical coverage
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
How to reference Source: Historical guide maps of the City of Helsinki. The maintainer of the dataset is Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala / Kaupunkimittauspalvelut. The dataset has been downloaded from Helsinki Region Infoshare service on 05.06.2023 under the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.


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