Geoinformatics Research Group
Geoinformatics integrates several sciences, which focus on spatial data, measurement and data visualization. Among other things, the research deals with modelling and management of spatial information, visual design and technical production of maps, geodetic mapping, processing of aerial and close range photos and 3D modelling.
Photogrammetry and remote sensing utilize images and laser scanning to measure object shapes and model them in 3D. The methods enable exact measurement and interpretation of both small objects and large areas. (Professor Henrik Haggrén, Professor Hannu Hyyppä, Assistant Professor Miina Rautiainen)
Geodesy is a discipline with long traditions. It aims to determine the size and form of the Earth. Geodesy is also engaged in research of the gravitational field and the movement of sea surfaces and the earth crust. (Professor Martin Vermeer)
Geoinformatics is a branch of information technology specialized in the manipulation and development of spatial data into spatial knowledge. Its applications are known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Cartography is a discipline studying the design, production and use of maps. (Professor Kirsi Virrantaus)