SpatineoLife Who are we Suffa Spatineo

Who are we? – Suvi-Tuulia “Suffa” Haakana

1.) Name, title and when did you start working at Spatineo?

Hello! I am Suffa and I started working as a GIS (Geographic Information System) consultant at Spatineo in February 2023. My educational background is in geography, and throughout my career, I have focused specifically on tasks related to GIS expertise, particularly in remote sensing and spatial data analysis.

2.) What do you do at Spatineo in practice? Tell us what kind of cases, projects and work you will be doing in the future!

I am an ArcGIS expert in Spatineo’s team, and my expertise lies in Esri technologies, spatial data analysis, and producing interactive WebGIS solutions. At Spatineo, I focus on tasks related to GIS expertise both in client projects and internal development.

3.) What is the best thing about your work?

Utilizing versatile technologies and continuous self-improvement is fun and motivating, but the best part is definitely success! Seeing how an idea turns into innovation and a thought experiment becomes a useful real-life information product is amazing.

4.) And the best thing about Spatineo?

Development is a good friend of spatial data, and it’s great to work in a team with a skilled group of coders! It’s also wonderful to be part of a work community where colleagues clearly appreciate each other’s expertise, are willing to solve problems together and share their own ideas.

5.) What technologies (geospatial or not) fascinate you the most? What technologies should be utilized more in the future?

More versatile use of WebGIS solutions and existing data! From a spatial data perspective, we are living in an interesting time, as new technologies are constantly emerging. In Finland, we currently have many potential development areas where spatial data could be better utilized. Whether it’s infrastructure construction, optimization of well-being area services, intelligent forest management, or environmental surveys, processes could be greatly improved with spatial data! The industry is developing rapidly, and a significant part of a GIS expert’s job is to keep up with the development, learn new technologies, and at the same time, stay up-to-date with the subject matter – and most importantly, smoothly combine these two worlds.

    Cybersecurity in the Geospatial Industry is Still in its Infancy The headline might seem sensational, but there’s a good reason for it: Cybersecurity is on shaky ground when it’s not given enough thought, and the possibility of threats is not recognized or considered in service design and data handling. Information […]
  • Spatineo Assisted the Finnish Defense Forces in Automating the Acquisition of Geospatial Data
    The Defense Forces aimed to enhance the efficiency of their geospatial data acquisition, processing, and distribution processes. This included developing existing automation methods and creating new ones for these processes. The assignment identified phases in the procurement processes that could be automated and arranged this automation in a potential implementation […]
  • Spatineo provided the Ministry of Defence with an assessment related to national security
    The assignment involved preparing a report on national security and supporting it with extensive geospatial and statistical analysis. One of the critical perspectives in the analysis was understanding the data changes over time. The main goal of the assignment was to answer the client’s research questions, which were carried out […]
  • 🌟 Black Friday Special at Spatineo! 🌟
    Unlock the full potential of your spatial web services with Spatineo Performance – now at an irresistible price starting from Black Friday! 🔵 40% OFF on Self-Service Credits. Credit are valid after purchase and the whole year 2024. Spatineo Performance, the ultimate addition to your Spatineo Monitor, is designed to […]
  • Even GeoJSON is better in 3D
    JSON encoding of geometries are becoming internationally standardised as OGC Features and Geometries JSON or JSON-FG for short.
  • Who are we? – Suvi-Tuulia “Suffa” Haakana
    Suvi-Tuulia, also known as Suffa, is our latest team member, and her expertice is focused on GIS and especially ESRI solutions. What does she do in her normal working day, and what are her favorite GIS tools?