The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) is a research and expert institute that carries out research and development for spatial data infrastructures.


  • provides a scientific basis for Finnish maps, geospatial information and positioning
  • carries out research and development on methods for the measurements, data acquisition, processing and exploiting of geospatial information
  • co-operates with industry, universities and governmental organisations nationally and internationally.


The vision of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) is to become the leading research institute in geodesy and geomatics in Europe.


  •     Courage and the ability to create something new
  •     Will to serve
  •     Different together
  •     A reliable partner

Core tasks

The core tasks of the FGI are the following:

  • To carry out scientific research in geodesy, positioning, navigation, cartography, geographic information sciences, photogrammetry and remote sensing;
  • To ensure geodetic, photogrammetric and spatial data metrology;
  • To do nationwide geodetic base measurements and connect them to international systems;
  • To develop spatial data collection technologies and equipment in geodesy, positioning and remote sensing;
  • To promote methods and equipment in the area of spatial data;
  • To monitor developments in the research field and participate in international cooperation;
  • To publish information on its findings and promote their application;
  • To provide opinions in the area of expertise and to make necessary proposals.


The Finnish Geodetic institute (FGI) was established 1918. The FGI was merged into the National Land Survey of Finland 1.1.2015, with the new name  Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI). The FGI has five departments:

The research topics are currently organised in research groups.

The organisation of th FGI.