Posts By: Luukas Raatikainen

Why Santa is the best candidate to utilize geospatial data?

Geospatial Data Santa(1)

Why Santa is the best candidate to utilize geospatial data? The work santa performs each year is enormous. Giving presents in all seven continents to over 2 billion children is truly incredible. In making this feat possible, Santa should definitely utilize geospatial data in several ways to make his work more efficient! According to Finnish… Read more »

How to utilize STAC to load satellite images faster in web applications?

How to utilize STAC (SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog) to load satellite images faster in web application(2)

Spatineo was given an opportunity to participate in a project for Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) aiming to build a prototype catalog for Sentinel satellite images: FMI Sentinel catalog. The idea was to build a web based catalogue that would allow efficient and fast querying and downloading satellite images. In this case, the imagery is stored… Read more »

GIS Expo: Laying the foundations for Interoperable Geospatial data in Finland

Laying the foundations for Interoperable Geospatial

Finnish GIS Expo has been thriving for 31 years now, and the event still brings the local geospatial community together annually. Climate Change and Interoperability were the big topics this year and Spatineo had a special part in this years expo! As most people in Finland already know, the geospatial sector has been shifting towards… Read more »

Ilkka Rinne to lead ISO and OGC Observations and measurements standard revisions

Ilkka Rinne ISO OGC O&M

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations. Ilkka Rinne from Spatineo has been selected to lead a project for modernizing one of the ISO Standards: Observations and measurements (ISO 19156, O&M). Standards based exchange of observed, measured or… Read more »

The economic benefits of geodata in digital urban planning and building process

The economic benefits of geodata in digital urban planning and building process featured

Spatineo Inc. and its partner GIS-kvalitet i Norden supported Lantmäteriet, the National Land Survey of Sweden, in answering an essential and important question “What is the economic benefit of national harmonization and standardization of geodata and the national platform for access of geodata?”. The companies made together a project to Lantmäteriet  in which they assessed… Read more »

Inspire event in Helsinki this autumn – Data Challenge coming up!

Inspiring news*! The Inspire Helsinki 2019 will be happening this autumn and Spatineo is part the organizing party. The event revolves around “Sea of European spatial data” and how to improve both decision making and our daily lives by using data. *That joke never gets old, does it? European Spatial Data At Inspire Helsinki 2019… Read more »

National Centre of Geographic Information (CNIG) of Spain to start monitoring with Spatineo

CNIG Spatial Web Services Monitoring

CNIG Spain is the organization in Spain to coordinate at national level the offerings of open geospatial data and web services. They host tens of different services on their own, with hundreds of data layers which supply the public with up-to-date information varying from land use to seismic and volcanic data produced by IGN Spain…. Read more »

Who are we? – Part XVII: Mikko Solismaa

1.) Name, title, what you will be doing at Spatineo? My name is Mikko Solismaa and I work as a senior GIS consultant in Spatineo. 2.) What do you do at Spatineo in practice? Tell us about your typical work day! Typical day is difficult to define, because I’ve been with the company less than… Read more »

What is the economic value of spatially enabled services?

“Only about 22% of the annual potential economic benefits from the use of spatial data has been realised in Finland. The annual economic benefits are about EUR 13 billion but only about EUR 3 billion of the potential has so far been realised. The estimated value of the economic benefits of the national Geospatial Platform… Read more »