Department of Built Environment


Geoinformatics at Aalto University is a truly multidisciplinary field. Our research and its applications cover a wide range of themes from human-centred to natural environments.
View from the plane used in remote sensing.

Global challenges such as the uneven distribution of natural resources, security and climate issues, urban development and sprawl and a growing demand for energy all involve a significant spatial component. Our mission is to conduct research and teaching in the collection, management and analysis of geospatial information for a wide range of themes and scales, from local to global.

Research areas

Our research areas include Geodesy, Geoinformation technology , Digital photogrammetry and laser scanning and Remote sensing. Learn more about our teaching activities!

Latest publications

3D visualisations for communicative urban and landscape planning: What systematic mapping of academic literature can tell us of their potential?

Salla Eilola, Kaisa Jaalama, Petri Kangassalo, Pilvi Nummi, Aija Staffans, Nora Fagerholm 2023 LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING

Links between light availability and spectral properties of forest floor in European forests

Petri R. Forsström, Aarne Hovi, Jussi Juola, Miina Rautiainen 2023 Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

A multi-objective optimization strategy for timber forwarding in cut-to-length harvesting operations

Eero Holmström, Jussi Nikander, Juha Backman, Kari Väätäinen, Jori Uusitalo, Paula Jylhä 2023 International Journal of Forest Engineering

Synergistic use of multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing data and airborne LiDAR to retrieve forest floor reflectance

Aarne Hovi, Daniel Schraik, Nea Kuusinen, Tomáš Fabiánek, Jan Hanuš, Lucie Homolová, Jussi Juola, Petr Lukeš, Miina Rautiainen 2023 Remote Sensing of Environment

Drift analysis and sectional post-processing of indoor simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)-based laser scanning data

Aino Keitaanniemi, Petri Rönnholm, Antero Kukko, Matti Tapio Vaaja 2023 Automation in Construction

Influence of phenology on waveform features in deciduous and coniferous trees in airborne LiDAR

Ilkka Korpela, Antti Polvivaara, Aarne Hovi, Samuli Junttila, Markus Holopainen 2023 Remote Sensing of Environment

Estimation of boreal forest floor lichen cover using hyperspectral airborne and field data

Nea Kuusinen, Aarne Hovi, Miina Rautiainen 2023 Silva Fennica

Measuring just accessibility within planetary boundaries

Elias Willberg, Henrikki Tenkanen, Harvey J. Miller, Rafael H. M. Pereira, Tuuli Toivonen 2023 Transport Reviews

A 24-hour population distribution dataset based on mobile phone data from Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Claudia Bergroth, Olle Järv, Henrikki Tenkanen, Matti Manninen, Tuuli Toivonen 2022 Scientific Data

Research Topics: Big Data for Urban Systems

Federico Botta, Zhe Zhang, Mario Gutiérrez-Roig, Henrikki Tenkanen 2022 Frontiers in Big Data
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Miina Rautiainen

Miina Rautiainen

Professori (Associate professor)

Heikki Kauhanen

Doctoral Researcher
Jussi Juola

Jussi Juola

Doctoral Researcher

Maaria Nordman

Assistant Professor
T213 Built Environment

Havu Pellikka

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bryan Vallejo

Technical Specialist

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

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