The built environment continuously creates valuable information with which we can influence how functional, healthy and environmentally conscious our living environment is. The built environment is connected to information that is important for the entire society and which owners, residents, users, business life and decision-makers need.
Currently, comprehensive and important information on the built environment can only be accessed with difficulty in different systems and is not nationally consistent. Using information between different operators and nationally is difficult, because the information and systems are not compatible. The information is also incomplete or it is not up to date.
Society’s requirements for information have changed: Information must be more up-to-date than before, consistent and securely accessible to everyone who need it. The availability of reliable information improves democracy and citizens’ influencing opportunities. Both the private and public sector can develop new services when they can use information as the foundation. Current information saves lives when security authorities’ or rescue services’ capability to act right in different situations improves.
A new, more consistent way of managing, using and utilising the built environment information is necessary.
The reform will improve the usability, quality and availability of information. It will also decrease the burden of data management and the required resources. The reform will eliminate recording of overlapping information, ensure that information is up to date and improve information’s interoperability. Users get the information they need more easily than before.