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

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

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

Titta Majasalmi, Miina Rautiainen 2021 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Crown level clumping in Norway spruce from terrestrial laser scanning measurements

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

Pitäisikö maailmaan näyttää erilaiselta rakennetun ympäristön tohtorin silmin?

Marika Ahlavuo, Hannu Hyyppä, Henrik Haggren 2020 Maankäyttö

Suomen Akatemian Laserkeilauksen huippuyksikön (2014-2019) vaikuttavuus

Marika Ahlavuo, Hannu Hyyppä, Juha Hyyppä, Antero Kukko, Harri Kaartinen, Petri Rönnholm, Mikko Vastaranta, Markus Holopainen, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Xiaowei Yu, Henrik Haggren 2020 Maankäyttö

Free Fall 3D-malli

Sebastian Aho, Heikki Kauhanen, Toni Rantanen, Hannu Hyyppä, Marika Ahlavuo 2020

Näin tehtiin Free Fall 3D-dioraama

Sebastian Aho, Heikki Kauhanen, Toni Rantanen, Hannu Hyyppä, Marika Ahlavuo 2020

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
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Address: Otakaari 4.

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