Geoportti Research Infrastructure
Geoportti - The Hub for for Finnish Geospatial Research and Education Resources
The Geoportti.fi website was launched to achieve the goals of the oGIIR (Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research) project. It is an open portal for all researchers, students and teachers who use geospatial data. Geoportti offers its users geospatial materials, training in geoinformatics and a platform for information sharing. The unique virtual research infrastructure is formed from spatial data materials, organisation-specific service interfaces, a national spatial data infrastructure and a well-functioning network of researchers. The Geoportti.fi website was opened to users in the spring of 2019.
Geoportti offers a route that makes it easy for researchers to access the computing services of CSC IT Center for Science Ltd, the material and metadata services of the spatial data infrastructures and the training materials created in the oGIIR project.
The GeoCubes Finland concept and the geospatial data archive
One part of the research infrastructure is the GeoCubes Finland concept, created by the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI. GeoCubes Finland is a multi-resolution geospatial raster data archive. The concept involves the management, analysis and visualisation of spatial data materials by means of data cubes, including several national materials, as well as service and application demonstrations for the use of the data. The GeoCubes Finland data is freely available both directly through the interfaces and as downloadable GeoTIFF or VRT files.