Who we are?

We are the group of 3D Modelling and Virtual World from Finnish Geospatial Research Institute. You may find us here.

We are aiming for high automation in map updating, object detection and 3D model reconstruction; we are aiming for constructing detailed photorealistic 3D models; we are aiming for immersive virtual environment development.

Participation in events:


MIReuX: Mixed Reality Demo Days in Helsinki


Demonstrating VR technologies at InfraExpo in Helsinki


INTERGEO 2016 Congress in Hambourg


EU consortium meeting in Paris

Older events..

What is happening in the world of 3D?

20. October 2016

Making VR Movies You’d Actually Want to Watch

MIT Tech Review
19. October 2016

This Contact Lens Will Kick-Start the Internet of Disposable Things

MIT Tech Review
19. October 2016

Robots to check buildings in quality tests?

18. October 2016

Facebook’s Three-Point Plan to Get Four Billion More People Online

MIT Tech Review
18. October 2016

Historic Achievement: Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition

18. October 2016

Mobile phone camera used for complex 3D modelling

17. October 2016

AI versions of your favorite TV characters will be programmed to star in brand new episodes

12. October 2016

Virtual reality used to test worker reactions to job site accidents

6. October 2016

Facebook Begins Its Push to Make Us Socialize in Virtual Reality

MIT Tech Review



Lingli Zhu

Group leader, Research Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

My research is focusing on airborne and mobile laser scanning, photogrammetry, GIS, digital image processing and computer vision. My specialty is automatic object classification and 3D model reconstruction.

Leena Matikainen

Vice leader, Specialist Research Scientist, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Research interests: automated interpretation of laser scanner and image data, mapping and map updating applications, automated change detection.

Matti Lehtomäki

Research Scientist (M.Sc.)

Matti is a PhD student and is specialised in automatic feature extraction from 3D point clouds.

Eero Ahokas

Specialist Research Scientist

Research interests are airborne laserscanning, remote sensing, and photogrammetry. Calibration and data quality topics are also interesting.

Tuomas Turppa

Research Scientist

Research interest: Game development, programming, optimizations, Game engines (Unity, Unreal), VR (Oculus Rift), 3D-modelling

Eero Salminen

Research Scientist

Eero is an experienced 3D content creator, Unity developer and a VR enthusiast with a keen interest in researching and advancing all kinds of interactive 3D technologies.

Yiwu Wang

Research Scientist

Research interest: GIS, Unity game engine