Month: June 2019

  • New postdoctoral researcher to strengthen GTK’s team in oGIIR project

    Dr. Bijal Chudasama joined the Digital Products and Services unit at GTK in June 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. She will be working on application of artificial intelligence to geodata interpretation for the next two years and her first project is oGIIR. Bijal is going to start working on open GIS tools for mineral prospectivity…

  • CSC datacenter in Kajaani will host one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world

    The machine will be about ten times more powerful than the most powerful supercomputer currently in Europe. The decision was made by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, a high performance computing (HPC) initiative supported by the European countries and the European Union. The countries involved are Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.…

  • LUKE has released terrestrial laser scanning data for download

    LUKE has released forest-related terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data for public use, which can be downloaded from https://avaa.tdata.fi/web/paituli/latauspalvelu. This first data is from Lapinjärvi research forest, and more will follow later on. TLS has capabilities in measuring tree dimensions in a way that previously could have only been done by felling the trees first. This provides new…

  • Geoportti thematic videos used in geospatial education at the University of Turku

    Geoportti, the Hub for Finnish Geospatial Research and Education Resources, offers video material useful for education and public dissemination in the geospatial field and include topics such as the roles of different geospatial experts, geospatial data in the everyday lives of people, the education of geospatial topics and future visions for geospatial applications. In each…

  • FGI is developing a 1-meter resolution DEM from laser scanning data

    FGI is developing a process to generate a digital elevation model (DEM) of 1-meter resolution from the laser scanning data of the National Land Survey (NLS) of Finland. The emphasis is on generating a smooth mask for the stream water bodies, where the laser scanning data is sparse and easily leads to unnaturally rough elevation…