Law (2010:1767) Of Geographic Environmental Information

Original Language Title: Lag (2010:1767) om geografisk miljöinformation

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Read the untranslated law here: http://rkrattsbaser.gov.se/sfst?bet=2010:1767

Infrastructure for spatial information



§ 1 in Sweden be an infrastructure with a

coherent system of access to and exchange of

geographical information in electronic form and that is

useful for activities and actions that may affect the

human health or the environment (geo-environmental information).



section 2 of The Swedish system for spatial environmental information shall

be a part of the corresponding information systems available in the

The European Union.



The Government will designate an authority responsible for the

Swedish system are coordinated and linked to the Union's

System.



section 3 of the territorial environmental information shall in the case of sites

or geographical areas refer to



1. coordinate-based reference systems for positioning,



2. geographical grid systems



3. place names and other geographical names,



4. administrative divisions,



5. addresses,



6. real estate areas,



7. infrastructure for transport,



8. water areas, river basins and other hydrographic,



9. protected areas,



10. height-and depth conditions,



11. the ground cover,



12. pictures of the Earth's surface (orthophotos),



13. geological conditions,



14. statistical units,



15. the location of buildings,



16. the composition of the soil,



17. land and water use,



18. the relationship between human health and the environment,



19. facilities and places of public utility and public

services,



20. facilities and sites for environmental monitoring,



21. production and industrial facilities as well as storage facilities,



22. plants in agriculture or aquaculture;



23. population distribution,



24. the conditions which justify a special management,

settlement or reporting;



25. floods, landslides, erosion, avalanches, forest fires

or other risks arising from nature's impact,



26. atmospheric conditions,



27. the meteorological and hydrological conditions;



28. the physical conditions of seas and other salt water,



29. the areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions

with similar characteristics (biogeographic region),



30. habitats and biotopes,



31. species distribution,



32. energy resources, or



33. mineral deposits.



4 section With information management service referred to in this law, a

ability to electronically search, view or download

information, to electronically transform or process the

information or to electronically link the different ones

functions with each other.



Information responsibilities



section 5 to the extent permitted by rules in connection

to this law authorities, municipalities and individual bodies

performing public administrative tasks involved in the

coherent system for spatial environmental information through

to keep such information and information management services

available to other participating in or using the system

(information responsibilities).



In the case of municipal public information responsibilities, regulations under the

the first subparagraph shall refer to only information which municipalities are obliged

to collect or disseminate information regarding under other law or

regulations that have been issued with the support of other teams or to

as a result of Sweden's membership in the European Union.



section 6, any person who is responsible according to § 5 shall develop and

provide information in electronic form which describes

the geographical environment information and

information management services associated with the information

(metadata).



Metadata must relate to the information and the content,

emergence and topicality, how to find and use them, and

how they are presented, and operates or is intended to operate in

the coherent information system.



Metadata should be integrated with the information and services

so it makes it easier to search and use.



Voluntary participation



section 7 of the Government or the authority that the Government may

in each case decide that someone who is not

responsible according to the regulations in connection with the

This law may participate in the continuous system for

geographic environmental information.



Fees



§ 8 the person responsible may charge fees to

provide geographic environmental information and

information management services.



The Government or the authority that the Government may

provide for



1. grounds for withdrawal of the charges, and



2. restrictions on the right to collect fees and other conditions

for the provision.



A municipality may levy charges according to the grounds of the municipality

decide, subject to the rules referred to

in the second subparagraph of paragraph 2.



Regulations on information and on cooperation



§ 9 the Government may provide for



1. local and individual organs information responsibilities under paragraph 5 of the

as well as how information responsibility to be divided between them, and



2. duties of local authorities and individual agencies which fulfill

public administrative functions in terms of geographical

environmental information, information management services and metadata

cooperate with each other and with other participants in the system of

geographic environmental information.



Limitations of information management responsibilities



section 10 Provisions on confidentiality in the public activities and

in some individual agencies can be found in public and

secrecy (2009:400).



The provisions of section 11, section 12, paragraphs 13 and 14 of the other

paragraph, this Act does not apply to such individual bodies referred to in

the first paragraph.



section 11 when an individual body referred to in paragraph 5 fulfils its

information responsibilities through an information management service

makes it possible to electronically search the metadata of geographic

environmental information and information management services,

public access to metadata is limited only to the extent

that access could harm international relations, General

security or national defence.



12 § When a Government, a municipality or a private body which

referred to in paragraph 5 fulfils its information responsibilities through a

information management service that makes it possible to

electronic viewing or downloading geographic environmental information

or metadata, to electronically transform or process the

information or to electronically link the different ones

functions with each other, get public access to

geographic environmental information and metadata is limited to the extent

that access could damage intellectual property rights.



When any single body referred to in paragraph 5 fulfils its

information responsibilities through such information management services

referred to in the first subparagraph, the public's access to

geographic environmental information and metadata is also limited in the

so far as access



1. can harm international relations, public security

or total defense,



2. can cause damage for a regulatory activity for

inspection, control or other oversight or an authority

opportunities to prevent or prosecute crimes;



3. refers to commercial or industrial information and

the disclosure is likely to mean that an individual suffers from economic

damage,



4. concerning personal data and disclosure may include but

for those to which it relates, if it has not given its

consent to disclosure,



5. can damage an individual's personal interests, if he

provided the requested information without being obliged

to do so by law or regulation, unless this

person consented to disclosure,

or



6. can have negative consequences for the protection of the environment

information relates.



13 § public access to geographic and environmental information

metadata may not be limited



1. pursuant to section 11 or 12, if it is obvious that the task

have such importance from an environmental point of view that the interest of the public

knowledge of task outweighs the interests referred to in

section 11 or 12, or



2. with the support of 12 section 3 – 6, if the information relates to

emissions into the environment.



section 14 When a Government, a municipality or a single body under

regulations relating to this Act fulfills an obligation

to collaborate on geographic environmental information

information management services, or metadata, the performance

be limited to other cooperating government agencies, municipalities

or bodies to the extent that the performance can damage the intellectual property

rights.



When a single body to fulfil a duty to cooperate,

the performance is limited beyond that referred to in the first subparagraph

against the cooperating authorities, municipalities and other bodies

only to the extent that the performance



1. can harm international relations, public security

or total defense, or



2. can cause damage for a regulatory activity for

inspection, control or other oversight or an authority

opportunities to prevent or repress the crime.



section 15/expires U: 2016-05-01/

Provisions on



1. the processing of personal data in the personal data Act

(1998:204),



2. the processing of personal data in the land registry, see

Act (2000:224) on cadastre,



3. authorisation for the creation of databases with

landscape information as well as for the dissemination of maps and other

compilations of landscape information, law

(1993:1742) on protection of the provincial information,



4. Security, see Security Act (1996:627), and



5. Copyright Act (1960:729) on copyright in

literary and artistic works.



With regard to the processing of personal data in accordance with this law

does not apply to section 2 of the personal data Act (1998:204).



the entry into force of section 15/in: 2016-05-01/

Provisions on




1. the processing of personal data in the personal data Act (1998:204),



2. the processing of personal data in the Land Registry Act (2000:224) on cadastre,



3. the requirement of authorisation for dissemination of a summary of geographical information, Act (2016:319) on the protection of geographical information,



4. Security, see Security Act (1996:627), and



5. Copyright Act (1960:729) on copyright in literary and artistic works.



With regard to the processing of personal data under this Act does not apply to section 2 of the personal data Act (1998:204).

Law (2016:321).