All expert services

Statements and consulting assistance

The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute gives, upon request, statements and consulting assistance concerning its field of research and expertise. In addition, the institute performs research projects, gravity measurements and the calibration of geodetic instruments based on orders that are related to its field of research and expertise.

General expert assistance

Positioning service

The positioning service is a nationwide service that improves the accuracy of satellite based positioning. The Service is based on the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute’s permanent GNSS reference stations (FinnRef network) that enable modelling and correcting observation errors affecting the satellite based GNSS observations.  All services and data are free of charge.

For more information: http://euref-fin.fgi.fi

E2 computation service

The E2-computation service relates to the JHS184 recommendation of the public administration: “Benchmark measurement in the EUREF-FIN coordinate system” (in Finnish).  The recommendation gives instructions and requirements for classifying permanent GNSS reference stations in EUREF-FIN. The Finnish Geodetic Institute defines official EUREF-FIN coordinates for all E2-class reference stations in the E2 computation service.

For more information: http://euref-fin.fgi.fi

Remote sensing services

  • radiometric correction consultation
  • geometric correction/Image matching consultation
  • data processing/feature extracting consultation
  • application development for custom-specified applications
  • RS demos for future geospatial infrastructure

Coordinate transformation service

The coordinate transformation service makes it possible to move coordinates from one coordinate reference system to another. The service supports coordinate reference systems used nationally in Finland.

In addition, the service offers the possibility to download material concerning coordinate transformations, like geoid models. Downloading the material is free of charge, but you must first register for the service. Without being registered, you can only perform coordinate transformations.

For a link to the coordinate transformation service, go to: http://coordtrans.fgi.fi/

National reference systems

  • Coordinate systems
  • Height systems
  • Gravity systems

National standards laboratory of

  • Length
  • Acceleration of free fall

Calibration services

  • Calibration of precise levelling rods and systems
  • Nummela Standard Baseline for calibrating Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) instruments
  • Masala-Vihti calibration line for relative gravimeters
  • Photogrammetric test field for evaluating the quality of aerial images
  • GPS, GLONASS, COMPASS, Galileo

Other expert services

  • Crustal deformations
    • Nuclear power stations
    • Postglacial rebound

National standards and recommendations

Standardisation is the basis for the interoperability of geospatial information systems. The use of international geodata standards in Finland is being guided by means of the national Public Administration Recommendations (JHS).

Standards and recommendations