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:


Finland 100 years & NLS 205 years: FGI/NLS Party in Sibelius Hall in Lahti


Speech in FIG Working Week Conference: AR and Remote Sensing


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?

11. December 2017

Google launches Star Wars augmented reality stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2

The Verge
11. December 2017

Airbnb is replacing the guest book with augmented reality

11. December 2017

How virtual reality is opening up some of the world’s most inaccessible archaeological sites

The conversation
11. December 2017

Push to use GIS in district-level projects

The Asian Age
11. December 2017

Teaching the Tech behind Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

11. December 2017

Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible

8. December 2017

UK children's hospital launches augmented reality app for young patients

Health News
8. December 2017

LMU students use virtual reality to tackle important topics on campus

7. December 2017

Where virtual reality could take digital marketing

12. November 2017

Las Vegas Launches First-Ever Virtual RealityArt Program At Miami Art Week

Business Insider



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