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

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

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

Small geographical variability observed in Norway spruce needle spectra across Europe

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

A spectral analysis of stem bark for boreal and temperate tree species

Jussi Juola, Aarne Hovi, Miina Rautiainen 2022 ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Applying photogrammetry to reconstruct 3D luminance point clouds of indoor environments

Matti Kurkela, Mikko Maksimainen, Arttu Julin, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Ilari Männistö, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Hannu Hyyppä 2022 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Updated GNSS velocity solution in the Nordic and Baltic countries with a semi-automatic offset detection method

Sonja Lahtinen, Lotti Jivall, Pasi Häkli, Maaria Nordman 2022 GPS SOLUTIONS

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

Validating Geoid Models with Marine GNSS Measurements, Sea Surface Models, and Additional Gravity Observations in the Gulf of Finland

Timo Saari, Mirjam Bilker-Koivula, Hannu Koivula, Maaria Nordman, Pasi Häkli, Sonja Lahtinen 2021 MARINE GEODESY

Representation of tree cover in global land cover products : Finland as a case study area

Titta Majasalmi, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

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