Game data collection of the highest quality in the world
Today, as many as 160,000 Finnish hunters already carry the “Oma riista” service in their pockets, allowing users to record their catches and sightings. An up-to-date hunting card and shooting test certificates are always available in the service.
Of the reforms related to digitalisation, one of the most visible to the general public was the electronic hunting card on mobile, which replaced a piece of paper the size of a credit card that many people easily misplaced. Now it was no longer necessary to mail thousands of cards to replace those lost each year.
The electronic definition of hunting areas has also been a great boon for permit applicants, because it means that applying for permits and decisions can be done completely electronically. Through interfaces, the same area based on the National Land Survey of Finland’s land register can also be used in, for example, dog tracking systems, which are the most important applications in hunters’ phones next to the “Oma riista” application.
The service quickly spread to a wide range of people because its design was done in a customer-oriented way: hunters received a convenient electronic game journal, which simultaneously reduced the administrative burden of the Finnish Wildlife Agency. In the Finnish Wildlife Agency’s own words, “When the customer benefits from using the service, administration and research get what they need.” Collecting game data of equally high quality was, and still is, exceptional throughout the world.
Vincit is currently developing and maintaining the system with a seven-person team.