Geoinformatics integrates several sciences that focus on spatial data, measurement and data visualisation. Among others, research deals with the modelling and management of spatial information, the visual design and technical production of maps, geodetic mapping, the processing of aerial and close range photos and 3D modelling.
Geodesy is a discipline with long traditions that aims to determine Earth's size and form, providing a primary georeference for navigation and localization systems. Geodesy also involves study of the gravitaty field and the movement of the sea surfaces and the earth crust.
Professor Martin Vermeer
Geoinformatics is a branch of information technology specialized in the manipulation and development of spatial data into spatial knowledge. Its applications are known as geographic information systems (GIS). Cartography is a discipline of visualization and studies the design, production and use of maps.
Professor Kirsi Virrantaus
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Photogrammetry and remote sensing utilize images and laser scanning to measure and model 3D shapes of objects, both natural and man-made. The methods enable exact measurement and multi-temporal interpretation of both local and global physical phenomena.
Professor Henrik Haggrén, Professor Hannu Hyyppä, Assistant Professor Miina Rautiainen