Geoinformatics Research Days 8-9.5.2019 at Kumpula campus, University of Helsinki

The Finnish University Network for Geoinformatics (FIUGINET) organizes the Geoinformatics Research Days at 8-9 May, 2019. The conference is a two-day event. The first day is a conference day when researchers, post-docs, and PhD-students will give oral presentations about their topical research results that have utilized GIS methods or data. The second day is a workshop day when we are enchasing Finnish co-operation in teaching of geoinformatics. You are highly and warmly welcome to participate on both days!

The conference is free of charge. Coffee services are included.

See the preliminary daily program at the end of the page

Time and place:

  • The Conference Day ”Recent research in geoinformatics”: Wednesday 8.5.2019 auditorium A110, building Chemicum, Kumpula campus, University of Helsinki, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, Helsinki
  • The Workshop Day ”Developing national co-operation in GIS-teaching”: Thursday 9.5.2019. Building Physicum. Kumpula campus, University of Helsinki, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, Helsinki

Registration ends at 30.4.2019.

Registration form:

More information:

  • Chairman Petteri Muukkonen, University of Helsinki, petteri.muukkonen (at)
  • Vice-chairman Eliisa Lotsari, University of Eastern Finland, eliisa.lotsari (at)

Preliminary program for the Conference Day, 8.5.2019:

9:00-9:45 coffee, registration and posters

9:45-9:50 Opening of the days (Petteri Muukkonen, University of Helsinki & Eliisa Lotsari, University of Eastern Finland)
9:50-10:35 keynote 1: Juha Oksanen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute & Niina Käyhkö, University of Turku: Current activities with the national Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research – Specific topic will be announced later
10:35-10:45 short break
10:45-11:30 keynote 2: Laura Ruotsalainen / University of Helsinki: Navigation and self-steering cars

11:30-12:30 Lunch break

12:30-12:50 Joni Mäkinen / University of Turku: MURTOO: LiDAR DEM reveals a landform new to science designating rapidly melting Scandinavian Ice Sheet.
12:50-13:10 / University of Helsinki: Speaker and specific topic will be announced later
13:10-13:30 Antti Hiltunen / University of Eastern Finland: Health effects associated with remotely-sensed night-time lights
13:30-13:50 Matthew Barbee / University of Oulu: Research including highly accurate drone mapping

13:50-14:10 Coffee break

14:10-14:30 Tiina Laatikainen + Kamyar Hasanzadeh / Aalto University: Analyzing and understanding human spatial behavior using PPGIS
14:30-14:50 Harri Kaartinen / National Land Survey of Finland, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute: Digital twin of the environment with laser scanning
14:50-15:10 Ella Kivimäki / Finnish Meteorological Institute: Satellite measurements of methane in northern regions of melting permafrost
15:10-15:30 Jussi Leinonen / Esri: The new applications related to ArcGIS Pro and Collector suitable for field work
15:30-15:50 Kylli Ek / CSC: CSC computing environment upgrade.
15:50-16:00 Closure of the day

Preliminary program for the Workshop Day, 9.5.2019:

9:00-10:00 Presentations of each participating university: current status of the GIS teaching
10:00-10:30 Geoportti platform for teaching purposes (Vesa Arki + Niina Käyhkö, University of Turku)
10:30-11:30 Group work: discussion of the needs and practices to enhance the GIS teaching in Finnish universities
11:30-12:00 Summary of the group work, ways to go forward and closure of the day