Year: 2019

  • New learning resource in the skills development section: Geoportti self-assessment tool

    Geoportti self-assessment tool (link: https://geoportti.utu.fi/) is the newest feature of the skills development resources provided by Geoportti. The tool helps to get a quick overview of the current confidence levels in different geospatial topics by supporting the user in the self-assessment of strengths and possible weaknesses in that topic. The planned release date is 1st…

  • New data in Paituli from LUKE, Karelia UAS and NLS

    During this year several new datasest have been added to Paituli: NLS, topographic database as nine files for whole Finland in GeoPackage format. The data is not divided to mapsheets, but to thematic files. See the Readme.txt file for details. The files are big (3-35 Gb), so use the HTTP, FTP, RSYNC links for download, see the links tab…

  • Aalto University is implementing the Hydrostreamer R –package in the CSC cloud

    The Hydrostreamer is a scientific computation library for R-software, aimed at improving the calculation of runoff products to proper watershed. The package works by downscaling the distributed runoff data by spatial relationship between areal units in runoff data layer and an explicitly represented river network. For large areas, Hydrostreamer calculation can be time-consuming, and therefore…

  • Breaking News from UEF oGIIR group.

    IBC carbon projects @IBCCarbon research site in Lieksa, study of phenology in boreal forest. UEF dronelabs new hyperspectral sensor Specim AFX10 with DJIwind4 drone has been in action since mid May. UEF oGIIR group has also successfully implemented and tested the OpenDroneMAp  WebODM application using cPouta cloud processing. Images were uploaded using the WebODM browser…

  • New thesis on determining phenological cycle of vegetation by remote sensing

    Kristin Böttcher from Finnish Environmental Institute defended her thesis on the phenological cycle of vegetation. In her thesis, she developed methods for determination of the timing of recovery and cessation of photosynthesis in evergreen boreal forest based on satellite observations of snow cover, soil freeze and vegetation indices. As a result, she also derived national-scale…

  • 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…