Operations and responsibilities

The over 200-year old national Land Survey of Finland does various kinds of land surveying like parcelling and reallocations of pieces of land, produces map data material and promotes the joint use thereof.

The National Land Survey of Finland safeguards the land ownership and credit granting system by maintaining information about mortgages and registrations of title to property as well as other property information in its registers. Other central tasks of the National Land Survey of Finland are spatial data research and application as well as data and information system development.

The National Land Survey of Finland has offices in 37 localities across Finland, from Mariehamn to Ivalo. The number of employees totals approximately 2,000. The organisation consists of a central administration and four operations units, which are Production, General Administration, Centre for ICT Services and Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI).

Central Administration

Arvo Kokkonen, Director General
Minna Kekkonen, Secretary to the Director General
Pekka Halme, Development Director
Petri Korpinen, Director
Antti Kosonen, Director of Innovations
Markku Markkula, Deputy Director General
Christine Nyholm, senior auditor
Ari Tella, Chief Engineer
Heli Ursin, Head of International Affairs
Tuija Varjonen, Internal Auditor
Pirkko Yliselä, Director of Communications


Erkki Räsänen, Deputy Director General

Directors of the result units

Mauri Asmundela, Valuation Surveys
Heikki Lind, Legal Registers
Irma Lähetkangas, Basic Surveys
Janne Murtoniemi, Registration Process
Timo Potka, Land Consolidations
Antti Saarikoski, Information Services
Juha Vilhomaa, Topographic Data

General Administration

Matti Hyytinen, Administrative Director
Tuula Manninen, Director, Personnel and Finance Services

Centre for ICT Services

Marja Rantala, Deputy Director General

Directors of the result units

Ari Huvinen, ICT Production Services
Päivä Kasurinen, Customer Solutions
Jenni Mielikäinen, Technology Solutions
Juha Tuomaala, Application Services

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI)

Jarkko Koskinen, Deputy Director General
Tiina Sarjakoski, Research Director

Heads of Department

Juha Hyyppä, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Heidi Kuusniemi, temp. 28.8.2015, Navigation and Positioning
Markku Poutanen, Geodesy and Geodynamics
Jari Reini, SDI Services
Tapani Sarjakoski, Geoinformatics and Cartography