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Positio 2/2019

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Editorial: Finland took a long bold leap 
Arvo Kokkonen

Geoportti brings refined geodata and high-performance geocomputing within reach of researchers
Geoportti’s goal is to expand the use of geospatial data to different fields of research.
Juha Oksanen & Laura Puranen

Finland to have the most innovative and the safest geospatial ecosystem in the World
The quality of Finland’s spatial data functions is high on an international level.
Arvo Kokkonen

Beer and maps
Charity without any commitment, game-like activities and meeting like-minded people – there are many motives for voluntary mapping.
Katri Isotalo

QGIS raises interest among cities 
QGIS challenges established software in management of municipal spatial data.
Sanna Jokela

Data modelling and spatial data join forces in building projects 
A closer link between data modelling and spatial data offers significant opportunities to reduce building costs and to improve quality.
Ilkka Tieaho & Anssi Savisalo

How to design a visually working map mashup? 
Not focusing on the visual design of thematic layers leads to clumsy maps, even though the data and technical implementation were otherwise impeccable.
Jari Korpi

The topographic database of the future is being built right now
The National Topographic Database aims to harmonise Finland’s key spatial data and transfer it into a single database.
Anniina Lundvall

Clean water is often a socioeconomic or administrative question
Our entire society is based on the sufficient availability clean water. Still, it can't be taken for granted.
Marko Kallio

Why are flood maps important?
Flood maps show how likely it is that an area remains under water when there is a flood.
Katri Isotalo

Spatial data has potential
A little more than one fifth of all benefits enabled by spatial data has been realised so far.
Jaana Mäkelä

Collecting data using inexpensive computers and bucket covers
The idea of VekotinVerstas (Gadget Workshop) is to share data about sensors and to build a community around the Internet of Things.
Sari Putkonen