Statsbygg is the Norwegian government’s key advisor in construction and property affairs, building
commissioner, property manager and property developer. Statsbygg provides functional premises
to public sector enterprises, as well as carrying out socio-political objectives in relation to
architecture, planning, and preservation of heritage sites.
Statsbygg owns more than 2000 buildings distributed among 600 property sites. These buildings
range from the Government quarter, Norwegian Embassies abroad, customs houses, museums,
opera houses, prisons and open use cabins. The company has 850 employees. See
The GIS staff is working in close collaboration with the BIM (Building Information Models) staff.
Statsbygg have a diversity of users such as; architecture, urban planning, geo‐technique, cultural
heritage and property management. The main focus of the GIS group is to provide geo‐information
and tools to this wide range of users.
Statsbygg provides access to geo-information through our web‐based GIS solutions, and
incorporates data from the Norwegian Mapping Authority and from our National Spatial Data
Infrastructure (Norge Digitalt). Other products provided for the public are services such as
Statsbygg’s property data and geotechnical surveys.
All-purpose Web-GIS: “Karttjenesten for alle”
This is our general purpose web-GIS portal, providing access for our internal users to Georeferenced
information on buildings, properties, thematic data, cadastral information etc. Both
internal and external services are integrated into an easy to use web application.
This web-portal comprises tools for integrating Statsbygg’s databases with national cadastral and
thematic data, including protected buildings and sites, risk factors such as flooding and landslides,
Routines for producing data for 2D maps, 3D data models and more are available for all users in
Statsbygg. Snipping tools for production of areas of interest are provided. A range of projections,
datum and common formats are produced and can be distributed for building and planning
New use of 3D GIS technology:
A great deal of resources is spent on supporting ongoing planning and development projects with
detailed maps and models of the existing situation on the building site. Web-based services and
apps are Increasingly used for presenting 3D GIS models, often combining geospatial data with
architectural building information models (BIM). This allows for visualization in a lightweight webbrowser
client without the use of 3rd party plugins.
The 3D models are fully interactive and are used for a wide variety of purposes, like exploration of
Statsbygg’s building locations on a virtual globe, evaluation of architectural models with regards to
the surrounding environment, and analyzing climate and flooding hazard on a building site.
Presenting GIS data in a 3D model can convey a more powerful message and may increase the
recipient’s ability to understand effects by presenting the site in a more recognizable context.
Integration and publication:
Statsbygg uses portals for producing online services and applications for distributing and showing
geographical information. By using server technology and web-portals, the possibilities for a
digital production line for the users is at hand. The portal allows you to share maps, scenes, apps,
and other geographic information.
The illustration shows three different levels of detail; visualization for properties on a global,
national and local level.