Västerbotten Investment Agency

In brief about Geographical Information Systems in Västerbotten

  • Approximately 80 percent of all information today has a geographical link. The usefulness of GIS technology is boundless.
  • One of the strongest industrial Geographical Information Systems clusters in Europe and Sweden is found in the middle of Västerbotten.
  • Innovative Geographical Information Systems (IGIS) is an economic association, a cluster and anembryonic innovation system within the areas of geographical information and GIS technology located in Västerbotten.
  • IGIS consists of 25 member companies, 50 % of which are core GIS-companies.
  • Luleå University of Technology offers course packages in GIS, since 2011.


Please follow the link to read a presentation of GIS in Västerbotten, northern Sweden.

GIS in northern Sweden (PDF)