Lounaistieto is a regional information service operating in Southwest Finland. We provide a free map service, data portal, statistical analysis and other services. Our services are designed especially for regional authorities and decision-makers, researchers, students, citizens, organisations and NGOs, media and business. More information can be found in Lounaistieto’s strategy (only in Finnish).
Lounaistieto is funded by Regional Councils of Southwest Finland and Satakunta, University of Turku, City of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. Lounaistieto has vivid cooperation also with other regional councils, municipalities, Finnish Environmental Institute, Turku Museum Centre, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Southwest Finland and other organisations.
Lounaistieto is also part of Southwest Finland Partnership Forum which sparks and supports cooperation between regional actors. At Lounaistieto we develop regional open data and GIS-cooperation, and actively participate in various regional and national projects.