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

Quantitative analysis of the links between forest structure and land surface albedo on a global scale

Sara Alibakhshi, Babak Naimi, Aarne Hovi, Thomas W. Crowther, Miina Rautiainen 2020 Remote Sensing of Environment

Evaluating the performance of a double integrating sphere in measurement of reflectance, transmittance, and albedo of coniferous needles

Aarne Hovi, Matti Mõttus, Jussi Juola, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen, Miina Rautiainen 2020 Silva Fennica

Spectral composition of shortwave radiation transmitted by forest canopies

Aarne Hovi, Miina Rautiainen 2020 Trees - Structure and Function

An investigation into the sensitivity of postglacial decay times to uncertainty in the adopted ice history

Joseph Kuchar, Glenn Milne, Alexander Hill, Lev Tarasov, Maaria Nordman 2020 Geophysical Journal International

A spectral analysis of common boreal ground lichen species

Nea Kuusinen, Jussi Juola, Bijay Karki, Soili Stenroos, Miina Rautiainen 2020 Remote Sensing of Environment

Individual Tree Crown Segmentation of a Larch Plantation Using Airborne Laser Scanning Data Based on Region Growing and Canopy Morphology Features

Zhenyu Ma, Yong Pang, Di Wang, Xiaojun Liang, Bowei Chen, Hao Lu, Holger Weinacker, Barbara Koch 2020 Remote Sensing

The impact of tree canopy structure on understory variation in a boreal forest

Titta Majasalmi, Miina Rautiainen 2020 Forest Ecology and Management
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Otakaari 4

Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30

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