We want to serve our customers even better
Here at the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS), we want to organise our operations and services together, both internally and externally. The management system and internal organisational structures must support this goal.NLSServices
Argelander: a Finnish pioneer in astronomy in the 19th century
Results of the Gaia Space Telescope were published on December 3, 2020. In the press release, the 19th century astronomer of Finnish background, Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander (1799–1875) was also mentioned. Who was he and how is an ancient astronomer related to Gaia?ResearchHistory
From silos to networks and ecosystems
We want to be able to better identify the ecosystems and networks of our field and, together with other stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, create services for customers with services that are based on digital service chains.NLS
We can survive this by being proactive together
We are living in unusual times. The Finnish Government declared the use of powers under the Emergency Powers Act – for the first time in our history. We are preparing for this unprecedented situation through proactivity and expertise. We will continue our operations and service production as normally as possible.NLS
Galileo incident of July 11th to 17th
On July 12th an incident affecting the European navigation system Galileo was reported on the news. For the user, the incident appeared so that Galileo satellites were not used for positioning. This was also seen on NLS' FinnRef network.ResearchSatellite positioningPositioning
The new Government Programme supports research
Here at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute we were eager to see how the Government Programme addresses research.ResearchFinnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI)
Gravity measurements in Antarctic summer
Geodetic and geodynamic research takes the research scientist around the world, sometimes as far as Antarctica. Last November, I did absolute gravity measurements in summery Antarctica.ResearchSpatial data
Modernizing the Mining Industry
The KAIVOS (Efficient & safe identification of minerals) project was established as a Business Finland funded venture with FGI (Finnish Geodetic Research Institute / Paikkatietokeskus), Aalto University and VTT, with the final goal to realize a fully automated mineral recognition and positioning system to help mines locate and differentiate between minerals and know their locations at all times with unpresented accuracy.
Does the future of spatial data lie in open-source point cloud ecosystems?
Spatial data is a hot topic today: more and more parties and applications use location-based data. We can talk about a trend and even an "explosion of spatial data". Finland wants to be a part of the development. In the report on spatial data policy, which is being circulated for comments, the aim is that Finland will become the world's leading country in the use of spatial data.ResearchSpatial dataLaser scanning
FGI through the eyes of a PhD candidate
I had the pleasure to join the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute for six months as a visiting researcher in the framework of my doctoral studies at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.