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

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

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

OVI-3 : A NoSQL visual query system supporting efficient anti-joins

Sami El-Mahgary, Eljas Soisalon-Soininen, Pekka Orponen, Petri Rönnholm, Hannu Hyyppä 2022 JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Geodetic SAR for Height System Unification and Sea Level Research—Results in the Baltic Sea Test Network

Thomas Gruber, Jonas Ågren, Detlef Angermann, Artu Ellmann, Andreas Engfeldt, Christoph Gisinger, Leszek Jaworski, Tomasz Kur, Simo Marila, Jolanta Nastula, Faramarz Nilfouroushan, Maaria Nordman, Markku Poutanen, Timo Saari, Marius Schlaak, Anna Świątek, Sander Varbla, Ryszard Zdunek 2022 Remote Sensing

Detecting country of residence from social media data : a comparison of methods

V. Heikinheimo, O. Järv, H. Tenkanen, T. Hiippala, T. Toivonen 2022 International Journal of Geographical Information Science

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 2022 International Journal of Forest Engineering

Assessment of a photon recollision probability based forest reflectance model in European boreal and temperate forests

Aarne Hovi, Daniel Schraik, Jan Hanuš, Lucie Homolová, Jussi Juola, Mait Lang, Petr Lukeš, Jan Pisek, Miina Rautiainen 2022 Remote Sensing of Environment

Kuusen neulasten spektrien maantieteellinen vaihtelu on pientä

Aarne Hovi, Jussi Juola, Miina Rautiainen 2022 Metsätieteen Aikakauskirja

Small geographical variability observed in Norway spruce needle spectra across Europe

Aarne Hovi, Petr Lukeš, Lucie Homolová, Jussi Juola, Miina Rautiainen 2022 Silva Fennica
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

Fatemeh Khorrami

Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Bryan Vallejo

Technical Specialist

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

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