Information about Finland shared through an open interface in many languages

The text contents of the Infopankki.fi website have been opened for everyone to use through an open application programming interface (API). The website contains important information for immigrants about permit matters, working life and entrepreneurship, studying Finnish, housing and living in Finland. All of the 12 language versions of the service are available through the API. Infopankki contains approximately 3,500 web pages.

“We hope that Infopankki materials will be used to create applications that serve the information needs of immigrants in different languages. For example, a Chinese application developer could create an application that gives its users easy access to the information they need about Finland,” says Editor-in-Chief Eija Kyllönen-Saarnio from the City of Helsinki. Through the open interface, Infopankki information can also be displayed in other services.

Infopankki is collecting user requests about the use of multilingual materials at

padlet.com/infopankki/api

More detailed information about the interface is available on the Helsinki Region Infoshare website, where you can also comment on the interface:

www.hri.fi/en/dataset/tietoa-suomesta-monella-eri-kielella

Infopankki open interface:

api.infopankki.fi

The contents are licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Infopankki languages

Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Estonian, French, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Persian (Farsi) and Arabic.

Infopankki municipalities

Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Turku, Tampere, Joensuu, Raahe, Siikajoki, Pyhäjoki, Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Ylivieska, Alavieska, Oulainen, Sievi, Kokkola, Oulu and Rovaniemi.

The website is published by the City of Helsinki and funded by the Finnish state and municipalities. The information is updated constantly in co-operation with the authorities.

Further information:

Helena Ikäheimo, Communications Officer
City of Helsinki
helena.ikaheimo(at)hel.fi
+358 40 334 1754
@Infopankki

www.infopankki.fi