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Esri Finland’s dmCity and Cloudpermit’s Lupapiste digitalize built environment processes in Finland

September 14, 2020

Esri Finland and Cloudpermit have partnered in Finland by integrating their digital solutions designed to manage land use and building life cycle processes. The service entity for the built environment, Lupapiste, and dmCity, a service aimed to digitalize the land use life cycle, are bringing together all applicants, officials and stakeholders management. This comprehensive service is ready for implementation and it allows municipalities to act according to the reform of the Land Use and Building Act, scaled for individual municipality needs – current users include the city of Vantaa, Finland.

“The processes, policy-making and information management regarding land use and building require functional digital solutions. The solutions ensure that operations run smoothly today, as well as in the coming years. We have unique know-how on the world’s leading and evolving location-based information platform. Since the life cycle of land use and its processes are tied to specific locations, it makes sense for us to be developing new digital services to meet these needs,” CEO of Esri Finland, Laura Valojärvi, explained.

“Our passion is to create the required circumstances for digital building permitting. In Finland, permits for the built environment can be applied via our digital Lupapiste service in over 60% of all municipalities. When we came across the dmCity platform, we realized that by working together we have an opportunity to offer a solution that manages the entire life cycle of customers’ building projects,” CEO of Cloudpermit, Jan Pawli, said.

“I am very glad that we can partner with Cloudpermit since they have plenty of experience in digital permitting services and filing. By combining our existing services to municipal customers, we help them shift to a modern service model without a hefty and expensive development project,” Laura Valojärvi assured.

“dmCity, Lupapiste and open interface solutions utilizing modern technology ensure service users can enjoy a fast and problem-free process. From the city model, users can see an overall picture of the built environment and all of the plans and projects related to it. The information is easily accessible and updated in real-time,” Jan Pawli stated.

“Our common goal is to serve as many Finnish municipalities as possible by offering a modern service entity that can be easily and quickly implemented for a municipality of any size and fit individual requirements. This next-generation solution supports land use processes, takes into consideration information flow, and enables the direction of design and building with the help of situational pictures and scenarios. Our partnership creates an opportunity for municipalities to easily digitalize services, improve customer experience, and include residents in planning and decision-making in their region. With our help, municipalities can save on costs and enjoy the concrete benefits of digitalization,” Valojärvi and Pawli summarized.

More information

Esri Finland: Sales Director, Antti Myllynen, tel. +358 40 0852100,

Cloudpermit, Lupapiste: Country Manager Finland, Kari Syrjärinne, tel. +358 40 5558684,