Who we are?

We are the group of 3D Modelling and Virtual World from #[a(href='http://www.fgi.fi') Finnish Geospatial Research Institute]. You may find us #[a(href='http://www.fgi.fi/fgi/research/researchgroups/3d-modelling-and-virtual-worlds') 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?

30. November 2016

HoloLens , Mining, and a 3D-Data Revolution

30. November 2016

3D Display – Revolutionizing Digital Viewing Experience!

30. November 2016

Unity 5.5 update includes Windows Holographic support to create AR games

30. November 2016

New Immersive 3D App is a PowerPoint for VR

30. November 2016

VR Talk Show Turns Game Creators into Virtual Tour Guides

29. November 2016

Expanding Usage in Machine Vision Applications to Open New Growth Opportunities for 3D Imaging Technologies

29. November 2016

HTC Pushes VR as the Future of Education in a New Video

13. July 2016

Everything You Need to Know about Commercial Uses of Mixed Reality




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