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

Multi-angular reflectance spectra of small single trees

Petri R. Forsström, Aarne Hovi, Giulia Ghielmetti, Michael E. Schaepman, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Remote Sensing of Environment

Crop loss identification at field parcel scale using satelliteremote sensing and machine learning

Santosh Hiremath, Samantha Wittke, Taru Palosuo, Jere Kaivosoja, Fulu Tao, Maximilian Proll, Eetu Puttonen, Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio, Pekka Marttinen, Hiroshi Mamitsuka 2021 PloS one

A dataset composed of multiangular spectral libraries and auxiliary data at tree, leaf, needle, and bark level for three common European tree species

Aarne Hovi, Petri R. Forsström, Giulia Ghielmetti, Michael E. Schaepman, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Data in Brief

Utilizing a Terrestrial Laser Scanner for 3D Luminance Measurement of Indoor Environments

Matti Kurkela, Mikko Maksimainen, Arttu Julin, Toni Rantanen, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Juha Hyyppä, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Hannu Hyyppä 2021 Journal of Imaging

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

Titta Majasalmi, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

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

Crown level clumping in Norway spruce from terrestrial laser scanning measurements

Daniel Schraik, Aarne Hovi, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

The potential of water security in leveraging Agenda 2030

Maija Taka, Lauri Ahopelto, Amy Fallon, Matias Heino, Marko Kallio, Pekka Kinnunen, Venla Niva, Olli Varis 2021 One Earth

Pitäisikö maailmaan näyttää erilaiselta rakennetun ympäristön tohtorin silmin?

Marika Ahlavuo, Hannu Hyyppä, Henrik Haggren 2020 Maankäyttö
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

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