About us

The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) is a research and expert institute that carries out research and development for spatial data infrastructures.

The FGI:

  • provides a scientific basis for Finnish maps, geospatial information and positioning
  • carries out research and development on methods for the measurements, data acquisition, processing and exploiting of geospatial information
  • co-operates with industry, universities and governmental organisations nationally and internationally

Vision

The vision of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) is to become the leading research institute in geodesy and geomatics in Europe.

Values

  • Courage and the ability to create something new
  • Will to serve
  • Different together
  • A reliable partner

Core tasks

The core tasks of the FGI are the following:

  • To carry out scientific research in geodesy, positioning, navigation, cartography, geographic information sciences, photogrammetry and remote sensing;
  • To ensure geodetic, photogrammetric and spatial data metrology;
  • To do nationwide geodetic base measurements and connect them to international systems;
  • To develop spatial data collection technologies and equipment in geodesy, positioning and remote sensing;
  • To promote methods and equipment in the area of spatial data;
  • To monitor developments in the research field and participate in international cooperation;
  • To publish information on its findings and promote their application;
  • To provide opinions in the area of expertise and to make necessary proposals.