Department of Built Environment

MeMo - Research Institute of Measuring and Modeling for the Built Environment

The goal of the Institute is to produce world-class research and development of the measurement technology in the field of construction and environmental engineering.

The institute's work is based on the novel approaches of 3D measuring and modelling research and knowledge management. In practice, this means the measuring and modelling of 3D objects, cities and people (using sensors, data collection, analysis etc.), creating location-based services, combining networks, creating virtual worlds as well as creating and transmitting knowledge, innovations and patents. KAP (knowledge based academic platform) methods and practices are used to integrate innovations and best practices into the society. KAP is both a way to share know-how within our team and to share the tacit knowledge to the rest of society.

Future challenges of the institute are to integrate spatial knowledge (including data measurement techniques, positioning, navigation, GIS) into the social value of the built environment and into housing, decision-making and future retail for healthier environments, smart places and cities.

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Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research

MeMo is involved in the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research along with the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki. A research group led by Hannu Hyyppä from the Department of Built Environment participates in the Centre of Excellence, which is led by Juha Hyyppä of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute.


Latest publications

A Simple Semantic-Based Data Storage Layout for Querying Point Clouds

Sami El-Mahgary, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Hannu Hyyppä 2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

Accurate derivation of stem curve and volume using backpack mobile laser scanning

Eric Hyyppä, Antero Kukko, Risto Kaijaluoto, Joanne C. White, Michael A. Wulder, Jiri Pyörälä, Xinlian Liang, Xiaowei Yu, Yunsheng Wang, Harri Kaartinen, Juho Pekka Virtanen, Juha Hyyppä 2020 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Under-canopy UAV laser scanning for accurate forest field measurements

Eric Hyyppä, Juha Hyyppä, Teemu Hakala, Antero Kukko, Michael A. Wulder, Joanne C. White, Jiri Pyörälä, Xiaowei Yu, Yunsheng Wang, Juho Pekka Virtanen, Onni Pohjavirta, Xinlian Liang, Markus Holopainen, Harri Kaartinen 2020 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

TKI-hankkeiden tuloksia toivotaan nykyistä paremmin jakoon

Kaisa Jaalama, Juhani Talvela, Hannu Hyyppä, Marika Ahlavuo, Hanna Lahtinen, Anne Kärki, Seliina Päällysaho 2020 AMK-lehti / UAS Journal

Humans use Optokinetic Eye Movements to Track Waypoints for Steering

Otto Lappi, Jami Pekkanen, Paavo Rinkkala, Samuel Tuhkanen, Ari Tuononen, Juho Pekka Virtanen 2020 Scientific Reports

Morphological changes and riffle-pool dynamics related to flow in a meandering river channel based on a 5-year monitoring period using close-range remote sensing

Jouni Salmela, Elina Kasvi, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Harri Kaartinen, Antero Kukko, Anttoni Jaakkola, Petteri Alho 2020 Geomorphology

Avoin TKI ammattikorkeakouluissa tekijöiden näkemyksiä

Juhani Talvela, Kaisa Jaalama, Hannu Hyyppä, Marika Ahlavuo, Seliina Päällysaho, Hanna Lahtinen, Anne Kärki 2020 AMK-lehti / UAS Journal

Interactive dense point clouds in a game engine

Juho Pekka Virtanen, Sylvie Daniel, Tuomas Turppa, Lingli Zhu, Arttu Julin, Hannu Hyyppä, Juha Hyyppä 2020 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Making of 3D Träskenda

Marika Ahlavuo, Ilari Männistö, Hannu Handolin, Toni Rantanen, Hannu Hyyppä, Sebastian Aho, Sami-Petteri Karvonen, Matias Ingman, Iris Nurminen, Helmi Takala, Aino Keitaanniemi, Kaisa Jaalama, Heikki Kauhanen, Samuli Pesonen, Juhani Talvela, Sami El-Mahgary, Arttu Julin, Hannu Siirala, Matti Kurkela, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Juha Hyyppä 2019
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Includes several measuring and modelling equipment as laser scanners, 3D-printers, stereo work stations, digital cameras (SLR, stereo, panoramic, thermal, UV, video etc.), 3D-cave, Arducopter, Robots, etc.

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

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