Guides and tips for researchers

Support for researchers to use FOSS tools in research activities.

CSC resources

Earth Observation guide

Guide for researchers to work with Earth Observation (EO) data using CSC’s computing resources.

Geocomputing seminars

Archive of presentation materials from CSC’s geocomputing seminars.

GIS self-study materials

Update your geoscience and geocomputing skills with these self-paced study materials.

Docs CSC

User guides, FAQs and tutorials related to CSC services.


Collection of python packages that facilitate the development of python scripts for geoinformatics applications.


Introduction to Python for Geographic Data Analysis

Online version of the book Introduction to Python for Geographic Data Analysis, where the basics of Python programming and geographic data analysis are introduced for all “geo-minded” people.

Henrikki Tenkanen, Vuokko Heikinheimo & David Whipp

Geographic Data Science with Python

This book provides the tools, the methods, and the theory to meet the challenges of contemporary data science applied to geographic problems and data.

Sergio J. Rey, Dani Arribas-Bel & Levi J. Wolf

Geocomputation with R

This is the online home of Geocomputation with R, a book on geographic data analysis, visualization and modeling. All code can be accessed via GitHub repository.

Robin Lovelace, Jakub Nowosad & Jannes Muenchow


Spatial Analysis with QGIS: Introduction to basic spatial operations

The Spatial Analysis with QGIS website gives an introduction to basic spatial operations using the open source GIS desktop software QGIS.

Aalto University