Forest information is standardised so that actors engaged in the forest sector could develop and use harmonised information systems. There are several parallel, successive actors in the forest sector value chain who have to exchange information when implementing measures. 

Although the basic concepts and measurement units of forestry have already been quite carefully defined for decades, almost every actor has implemented them differently in their information systems until recent years. As a result, it has been difficult or almost impossible to convert the information and transfer it from one system to another. Forest information standards facilitate the use of open materials and data transfer between actors, which in turn improves operational efficiency and the international competitiveness of our forest sector.

This website is maintained by the Finnish Forest Centre and Forestry Development Centre Tapio.

The xml schemes and application instructions are found on a separate publication website.