Inspire Helsinki 2019

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 there will be workshops, presentations and results from teams that participated in the challenges. The topic could be summarized around couple of key things:

  • We look beyond the status quo to see what can be achieved with European spatial data now and in the future.
  • We want to get the full potential of the latest technologies.
  • We bring together 150 experts to foster discussions, and some of them will also give solutions to the challenges presented
  • We host practical hands-on workshops and outstanding keynote presentations in a modern venue.

With this kind of content, we are sure there is something to learn for all attendees! The program is not finalized yet, and we will start accepting abstract for presentations and workshops soon. There will be parallel sessions and sessions presenting the results produced by teams participating to the challenges.


With the recent evolution of spatial data delivery technologies like WFS 3.0, vector tiles and simpler data formats for INSPIRE, the geospatial field is reaching out to a wider audience of developers to enrich applications and processes with spatial data. The challenges will not be strictly limited to INSPIRE data, they can take full advantage of all data relevant to the challenges.

During the challenges, teams of developers and experts will take part in solving challenges presented by our challenge partners. The challenges will involve using spatial data to solve problems, to understand our environment better, and to create new solutions or even new business. We are currently building a network of challenge partners who will present the challenges. You can get in touch with the Challenge team from this site, in case you have ideas or data you feel would be a good fit for the challenge! The deadline for contacting the organizing party is 3rd of May, so make sure you submit your info soon!

Spatineo is helping with organising the challenges and is excited to develop challenges with our partners and of course to see how teams approach and solve the challenges.

For more information about the challenge follow the hashtag #InspireHelsinki2019 and please visit for more information of the event details.

Spatineo Customer Day in Helsinki with Inspire!

Many of our customers are keen users, producers and publishers of INSPIRE data, and a lot of you will be attending the Inspire Helsinki event. With that said, we are taking the opportunity to host a customer day earlier at the same week! The Inspire event will be starting on Tuesday, and Monday is the day we invite our customers to join us at Helsinki. Lunch & Learn – type of session will be held during the afternoon on Monday, so save the date: 21st of October for the Spatineo Customer Day!

We’ll be sending more information via email regarding the event, as soon as we get registration set up. So stay tuned and reserve your spot to the event.