Palstat

01.12.2008
A long long time ago around Christmas time three land seers were looking for a family that later became famous around the whole world. They only had the stars in the sky and an old prediction to guide them. Today's presentboys have millions of locations to find, and fortunately far better equipment...
04.11.2008
This year the National Land Survey celebrates its 375th anniversary. Customer service was hardly an issue when the first surveyors started their work in Finland. In the last centuries it has become an integral part of our daily work. Today, online customer service is becoming more and more frequent...
08.10.2008
The prospect of the shared use of geographic information is becoming a reality, says Antti Saarikoski from the National Land Survey’s Development Centre. Producers of geographic information must cooperate so that the entire population will be able to use it. From ore prospecting to flood prevention...
03.09.2008
Orienteering has been a part of my life ever since childhood. I started regular training at the age of fourteen and in 2000 I joined the Finnish national ski orienteering team. I guess being a member of the national team could be called another job. The last four and a half years I’ve been doing...
01.08.2008
“What now, when maps and aerial photographs are freely available on the web and gps-navigators find the way for us? Don’t we need mapmakers anymore?” A few acquaintances of mine have made such statements, commiserating the fate of the National Land Survey and soon-to-be redundant ancient profession...
03.07.2008
How does a student of engineering look upon the field of land surveying? During these three years as a student at the University of Technology real estate engineering is becoming my major subject and therefore surveying seems to be my destiny. Land surveyors in the family We’ve had land surveyors...
06.06.2008
The tasks of the District Survey Office are often connected with rural areas and their development. As such, this idea is quite true. The majority of District Survey Office work affects rural areas, or rural areas that are becoming urbanised. Special features of surveying in urban areas The...
02.05.2008
I started working at Oulu jurisdiction in 1983. Since then I’ve been employed by the judiciary. At present I work at the real estate office at Oulu District Court. Since the beginning of 1993 I’ve merely dealt with real estate matters. In November my boss inquired about my views on the civil...
08.04.2008
The word ”culture” dates back to the agricultural era. Agriculture meant staying put, owning land and needing to divide land. The first land surveyor initiated land surveying in Finland as early as 1633. The time span from the 17th century to present day is so inconceivably long that history is...
12.03.2008
A well functioning address system plays an important role in modern society. In Finland the authorities responsible for the system are the municipalities. As the society evolves and changes the significance of such an address system becomes more and more important. The streets in planning areas of...