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High-Performance Computing and AI

Develop and test your artificial intelligence solutions.

LUMI supercomputer

Responsible organization(s):

CSC IT Center for Science


Location:

Espoo / Kajaani


Description of the environment:

LUMI is one of the world's fastest supercomputers and can be used to scale up processing and analysis of geospatial and other data. CSC and partners provide a selection of pre-installed software of different fields, but users may also install their own software. LUMI has also an object storage where big amounts of data can be stored and shared with collaborators.


Purpose of use:

LUMI is particularly useful for Deep Learning purposes, because it has a very powerful GPU partition. Also, big data processing and high throughput computing (small tasks but many of them) are very suitable tasks for the supercomputer CPU partition.


Access/user rights:

LUMI is funded by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and LUMI consortium of ten European countries, which CSC coordinates.

Please contact servicedesk@csc.fi to get access.


Notes/Restrictions:

LUMI offers several computing partitions and capacities. All the capacities are accounted in three types of units, GPU (graphics processing unit) hours, CPU hours (central processing units), and storage hours. All projects on LUMI are applied and resourced as a combination of these three units. CSC also provides support for using LUMI.

Please see different collaboration models and pricing list at CSC.fi, including free of charge testing.


More information:

For more information, visit CSC Solutions for Business and LUMI Supercomputer Website.

AI Reference Solutions

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute


Location:

Digital


Description of the environment:

We gathered more than 15 Artificial Intelligence (AI) reference solutions related to location data within our partner network. Solutions vary between deep learning methods of feature recognition and mosaic extraction from satellite images.


Purpose of use:

Depending on the solution, this test environment includes source codes, training data sets, documentations, or scientific publications. Also, technical consultation is possible with our AI specialists.


Access/user rights:

In most cases, solutions and consultation are open to use for LIH clients. Our goal is to further increase openness and availability of the solutions as.


Notes/Restrictions:

Some solutions, especially their training data sets might not be open for everyone. This is because of security risks or license challenges. Feel free to ask more locationinnovationhub@nls.fi.


More information:

See our website or contact us directly Email: locationinnovationhub@nls.fi

GIS Platforms and API Software

Manage, publish, and share location data with free GIS platforms and API software.

Location Europe platform

Responsible organization(s):

Location Innovation Hub


Location:

locationeurope.eu


Description of the environment:

The location Europe platform provides harmonised and integrated high-value data sets from the countries of the European Core Data Provider network. Currently, the platform includes 2D/3D buildings, roads, DSM, DTM and climate data sets.


Purpose of use:

Users can test or create their location-based services using harmonised data from multiple countries with a single query.


Access/user rights:

Anyone can explore data sets but querying data needs an API key. You can request the API key from the platform as a LIH client. For more information, visit the platform's website.


Notes/Restrictions:

Free to use for Location Innovation Hub's clients. Learn how to become a client.


More data themes and countries will be added later. If you are working in a data producer organisation (e.g. NMCA), you can join our European Core Data Provider network.


More information:

locationeurope.eu

MapStore

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

A Web GIS framework that can be used to create, manage, and share maps, dashboards, and stories. These can be created by mixing geospatial contents from servers compliant to OGC standards (WFS, CSW, WMS, WMTS, Google Maps, OSM). Based on OpenLayers, Leaflet, and ReactJS.


Purpose of use:

For those who wish to manage maps and dashboards while helping to convey visually the key highlights of geospatial context. The service is used to find, view, and query published geospatial data and to integrate multiple sources into a single map.


Access/user rights:

Licensed under the Simplified BSD license. More information at github.com.


Notes/Restrictions:

MapStore is Free and Open source software. Registration is not required. Gispo offers consultation and support. The environment is developed by GeoSolutions.


More information:

Demo available at mapstore.geosolutionsgroup.com

Instructions for a quick start: docs.mapstore.geosolutionsgroup.com

Kepler

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

An open-source platform for visualizing and analyzing geospatial data. Can be run both locally and on-browser. Kepler utilizes WebGL to render datasets, making it a powerful tool even for large-scale datasets. Built on top of Mapbox GL and deck.gl.


Purpose of use:

For the creation and publication of visually striking interactive maps. Can be especially useful in situations where the installation of any desktop software is to be avoided, and the service allows quick exploration, visualization, and demonstration of data.


Access/user rights:

Kepler.gl is under the MIT License. It is an open-source, register-free service that runs on a web browser but can be built, customized, and run locally. Can be used by anyone for free.


Notes/Restrictions:

Gispo offers consultation and support, and the environment is supported by its community. More information about Kepler’s contributors and development can be found on GitHub.


More information:

More about Kepler on its website at kepler.gl. Kepler’s demo website available at kepler.gl/demo.

GeoNode

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

An open-source geospatial content management system and a platform for geospatial data management and publication. The interface is easy to use and allows anyone to share data and create interactive maps. The service includes data management tools for creating and editing data.


Purpose of use:

For developing geospatial information systems (GIS), deploying Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), and creating interactive maps.


Access/user rights:

GNU General Public License. Register as a user for GeoNode Live Demo at demo.geonode.org. Please keep in mind that the uploaded data on the demo service will be deleted once a week as the demo is restored to a clean state, but any created accounts will be maintained.


Notes/Restrictions:

Instructions for configuration, installation, etc. at geonode.org. Gispo offers consultation and support. The environment is designed by GeoSolutions and GeoNode contributors (GitHub).


More information:

geonode.org.

GeoPrivacy

Responsible organization(s):

FGI, NLS


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

Open web service, everyone may register as a user. Registered users can donate their movement trajectory data for science. In addition, they can share the anonymized versions of the trajectories to the open database.


Purpose of use:

A pilot service of a research project. The purpose is to allow the use of personal level trajectory data, for example, in science and city planning while preserving the privacy of the individuals.


Access/user rights:

Open service, anybody can register as a user.


Notes/Restrictions:

The terms of use of the service and the open data can be found on the web page. Only trajectories within Finland and in areas where the population density is high enough are accepted.


More information:

geoprivacy.fi.

Oskari

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

A distributed and extensible open-source geoportal built with Java and Javascript. The service uses standard open-source components such as OpenLayers, GeoTools and GeoServer


Purpose of use:

For building multipurpose web maps by utilizing spatial data. Compliant to the EU directive INSPIRE and OGC standards, for example. For displaying and analyzing geospatial data


Access/user rights:

Source code is released with dual license: MIT and EUPL v.1.1. More information about the licenses can be found National Land Survey of Finland.


More information:

Technical instructions for using, configuring and developing the software at oskari.org/guides.

NFleet Routes API - Get a distance matrix and a route path

Responsible organization(s):

NFleet Oy


Location:

Virtual / Jyväskylä, Finland


Description of the environment:

For a distance matrix you input all locations in coordinates and in return you will get the full matrix with travelling times between all locations. For a route path you input the path locations in coordinates and in return you will get the travelling times, distances and detailed coordinates for illustrating the path on a map.


Purpose of use:

Typical application for the services is route planning. Distance (time) matrix is the starting point for optimizing route planning and the resulting route details are provided by the path service.


Access/user rights:

Free use is available for LIH projects, including a reasonable amount of support.

NFleet Routes API services are available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace. For testing choose a plan with 1 month free trial (you can cancel at any time). If you want to continue the free use or need more capacity please contact us.


Notes/Restrictions:

NFleet distance matrix calculation was originally designed for our own internal transportation planning optimization needs and has been in operational use 24/7 since 2014 and with a major upgrade in 2018. However, we have noticed that commercially available services are quite few and with relatively limited capacities and high price. We therefore wanted to make our geographical services publicly available.

  • Geographical coverage: OpenStreetMap map data in Northern and Western Europe, more countries per request (see the slide for details)
  • Vehicle profiles: pedestrian – bicycle – tractor – car - van – truck
  • Data format: JSON and binary
  • Max matrix size: 5000 locations (5000 x 5000 matrix)
  • Matrix calculation time: max few seconds
  • Max path size: 500 locations
  • Path computing time: max few seconds

More information:

Data Visualisation Enviroments

Create touch-responsive visualisations and conduct user testing of 2D/3D data using our physical environments.

3D studio

Responsible organization(s):

Aalto University, the Research Institute of Measuring and Modeling for the Built Environment (MeMo)

Location:

Puumiehenkuja 5A, Espoo

Description of the environment:

The Aalto 3D Studio is a physical space focused on advancing the utilization and visualization of real-world 3D data. The 3D Studio and its assets contain data, state-of-the-art equipment, and research personnel that are available for cooperation partners of Aalto University.

Purpose of use:

The 3D Studio acts as a scientific platform aimed for academic research and education, as well as a platform for businesses and organizations willing to cooperate with Aalto University.


Access/user rights:

Access to the 3D Studio can be provided in collaboration with Aalto MeMo staff.


Notes/Restrictions:

The use of 3D Studio is limited to active cooperation partners of Aalto University and for non-commercial use.


More information:

research.aalto.fi

Aalto 3D point cloud datasets

Responsible organization(s):

Aalto University, the Research Institute of Measuring and Modeling for the Built Environment (MeMo)


Location:

Virtual open datasets


Description of the environment:

Aalto MeMo offers 3D point cloud datasets from selected cultural heritage sites, roadside environments, and built environment in Finland. Datasets contain real-world indoor and outdoor environments that are photorealistically modeled in high-fidelity using state-of-the-art techniques.


Purpose of use:

Aalto 3D Point Cloud Datasets are available to be explored, exploited, and utilized by all interested Aalto cooperation partners. Some limitations may apply.


Access/user rights:

Inquiries via Aalto MeMo.


Notes/Restrictions:

Datasets are available upon request from Aalto MeMo with possible restrictions.

FGI geovisualisation laboratory

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography


Location:

Vuorimiehentie 5, Espoo


Description of the environment:

New FGI Geovisualisation laboratory in the Finnish technological hub in Otaniemi for setting up versatile visualization configurations for effectively conveying geographic information to users.

The laboratory contains constellations multi-touch displays with five 75” multi-touch and one 55” high-sensitivity displays, profile-calibrated wide gamut display, an eye-tracking camera and software, display calibration device as well as adjustable lighting. The laboratory is being extended towards virtual reality set-ups.


Purpose of use:

Research and development of geovisualisation techniques and concepts


Access/user rights:

In co-operation with FGI researchers. Contact Pyry Kettunen.


Notes/Restrictions:

Based on agreement.


More information:

Available later.

Use our virtual data visualisation environments and dashboards to visualise and publish data.

MapLibre GL JS (Web)

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

Open-source TypeScript library for publishing maps on a website that is based on GPU-accelerated vector tile rendering. The service is fully compatible with Mapbox GL JS v1 which allows the user to migrate existing Mapbox v1 solutions to MapLibre. Maplibre Native can be also used for Android and iOS allowing displaying maps inside of your mobile applications, desktop application, or embedded devices.


Purpose of use:

For publishing maps on a website while allowing customization of map styles which complies with the MapLibre Style Spec (maplibre.org/maplibre-style-spec).


Access/user rights:

Information about licensing can be found at GitHub (github.com/maplibre/maplibre-gl-js).


Notes/Restrictions:

Gispo offers consultation and support. The environment is provided by The MapLibre Organization (maplibre.org/about).


More information:

maplibre.org

Maputnik

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

Maputnik is an online open source visual editor for the Mapbox Style Specification. Written in ES6 and uses React and Mapbox GL JS.


Purpose of use:

For those who wish to use an easily accessible online visual editor for designing a map style.


Access/user rights:

Licensed Under MIT and is Copyright © Lukas Martinelli and contributors. More about licensing at GitHub (github.com/maputnik/editor).


Notes/Restrictions:

Gispo offers consultation and support. More about the contributors can be found on the GitHub page of Maputnik.

Noteworthy that the project is not affiliated with Mapbox or Mapbox Studio and is an independent style editor for the open source technology in the Mapbox GL ecosystem.


More information:

More information available on Maputnik’s GitHub page at github.com/maputnik.

Lizmap

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

An open-source web software developed to be compatible with QGIS and QGIS server. There is a QGIS plugin available that helps publish maps with the data description and styles originally defined in QGIS. The service also has its own control panel that allows the user to define the rights to view published maps, layers, etc., and define the layout of the map service.


Purpose of use:

Essentially for creating web map applications with QGIS Desktop. Geospatial data created and edited in QGIS can be published as a map application online (on Lizmap Hosting or own server) while maintaining the data description styles defined in QGIS. Alternatively, the map service lets the user configure the layout by using its own control panel.


Access/user rights:

Mozilla Public License 2.0. Open source software and free to use. Registration is not required.


Notes/Restrictions:

Gispo offers consultation and support. The environment is designed by 3Liz. Can be installed on the user's own server, but setting up and maintaining a server can be time-consuming and complicated. There is a Lizmap QGIS plugin that helps the user with configurations. Using Lizmap Hosting requires a subscription plan, and more information about the available plans can be found at lizmap.com.

For the best user experience, it is recommended to use the same version between QGIS Desktop and QGIS Server. Installing the Lizmap QGIS plugin is recommended. (More information about requirements before installing).


More information:

More information available at lizmap.com/en. Online demos available at demo.lizmap.com/lizmap.

QGIS2web

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

A QGIS plugin that can generate a web map from a QGIS project as openLayers, Leaflet, or Mapbox GL JS. It replicates different aspects of the projects such as layers and styles. No server-side software is required, and it is possible to set the web map to have popups, clusters, and different kinds of properties and widgets such as a measuring tool and address search. The plugin takes all of the layers of the map from QGIS desktop and creates all the supporting files to build a web map.


Purpose of use:

A plugin for QGIS desktop that lets you publish interactive maps for the web that include layers and their styling. It’s especially for those who wish to create maps with QGIS desktop and want to effortlessly generate a web map of them.


Access/user rights:

GNU General Public License v2.0. More information at GitHub. An open-source plugin for QGIS Desktop and its source code can be viewed and edited by anyone. Requires QGIS desktop installation and then installing the plugin.


Notes/Restrictions:

Gispo offers consultation and support for using the plugin. It is fundamentally a merge of qgis-ol3 and qgis2leaf. More about the credits can be found on the GitHub page of QGIS2Web.


More information:

More information on QGIS2Web’s GitHub page.

QGIS Cloud

Responsible organization(s):

Gispo


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

A web-GIS platform for publishing maps, data, and service. It is also a QGIS plugin that helps upload on the QGIS Cloud service, which is a personal Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) on the internet. It allows the user to publish QGIS projects as maps and data.


Purpose of use:

The service is especially useful for those who wish to publish their QGIS projects online while keeping all the styling options and configurations made in QGIS Desktop. QGIS Cloud is a platform that allows publishing maps, and practically all configuration work can be managed with QGIS. The QGIS Cloud plugin then lets the user upload local data to the QGIS Cloud database and publish web maps and OGC compliant services.


Access/user rights:

Gispo offers consultation and support for both using the plugin and the service. The service is provided by the company Sourcepole. For testing and non-commercial activities, you may use QGIS Cloud Free. However, for commercial or government applications, a QGIS Cloud Pro subscription is needed.


Notes/Restrictions:

QGIS Cloud Free allows publishing freely accessible maps on the internet. Limiting the access of the maps requires a QGIS Cloud Pro subscription.


More information:

docs.qgiscloud.com/en

Test Environments for Forest and Agriculture

Use our forest point clouds, field data and smart farming technologies

FGI Lidar Phenology station (LiPhe)

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


Location:

Hyytiälä Forest Research Station, Juupajoki, Finland


Description of the environment:

Permanent laser scanning station (LiPhe) that monitors surrounding boreal forest 30 meters above ground level. The system has been collecting dense point clouds from the forest with one-hour frequency since April 2020.


Purpose of use:

Monitoring of structural dynamics in boreal forest.

Goals: understanding tree growth timing and strategies, satellite data cal/val, forest phenology monitoring, linking seasonal structural changes in the forest with environmental parameters, development of massive point cloud processing techniques.

Users: Primarily other researchers, especially from technical sciences, forestry, and forest ecology


Access/user rights:

Contact FGI CHADE research group. Main contact: Dr. Eetu Puttonen


Notes/Restrictions:

Access to not previously published LiPhe data access only possible via collaboration. Published LiPhe data will be open and available in open repositories.


More information:

Campos et al. (2021). “A Long-Term Terrestrial Laser Scanning Measurement Station to Continuously Monitor Structural and Phenological Dynamics of Boreal Forest Canopy”.

Maanmittauslaitos.fi: Mapping and Change Analysis Applications with Multiple Scale Remote Sensing

SCAN FOREST

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, University of Eastern Finland


Location:

Evo and Hyytiälä, Finland


Description of the environment:

The SCAN FOREST will include approximately 10,000 individual trees measured with laser scanning at an unprecedented level of detail.


Purpose of use:

Comparison of different drone and earth observation methods for measuring tree structure. Test track for testing localization / positioning methods.


Access/user rights:

Contact FGI/KAUKO, UEF/School of Forest Sciences, or LIH office


Notes/Restrictions:

Open data available.

For comparison studies and analyses carried out by FGI/UEF fees may apply.


More information:

www.scanforest.fi

Luke test platform for smart farming

Responsible organization(s):

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


Location:

Jokioinen, South-Western Finland


Description of the environment:

  • Field area of 80 ha of experimental fields with smart farming equipment: ISOBUS systems, satellite tracking devices, weather stations, soilscouts
  • Technological development facilities, i.e. building for devices assembly and tuning.
  • Data collection of precision farming operations and the environment.

Purpose of use:

Testing machinery, devices, and software in a real agricultural environment, i.e. precision farming fields.


Access/user rights:

Physical access: By application.

Remote access: By application.

Access protocol will be launched in 2024.


Notes/Restrictions:

Use by fee, pricing per extent of use.

Services only under the guidance of Luke’s personnel.

  • Cultivation: No GMO plants allowed, restrictions for some plant protection agents.
  • DNSH rules.

More information:

SmartFarming test platform description

Drone Test Areas

Test drones of different sizes, payloads, and purposes in urban or forest environments. Test areas are in Oulu, Helsinki, Kirkkonummi, Vihti and Evo.

Drone test area oulu west (EFD828)

Responsible organization(s):

Arctic Drone Labs / Oulu University of Applied Sciences


Location:

Oulu, Finland


Description of the environment:

The size of the test area is 52.5 km x 45.5 km, and it consists of both urban and rural areas. A variety of services is offered.


Purpose of use:

The test area was opened to help drone business to succeed. New business/tech concepts, prototypes etc. can be tested safely, quickly, and more easily than outside of the range.


Access/user rights:

Access to the test area and its services based upon request through LIH Regional Office in Oulu.


Notes/Restrictions:

Fees may apply based on the service requested.


More information:

www.arcticdronelabs.com/contact

Helsinki urban air mobility test area

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


Location:

Virtual flight restriction areas around Espoo Otaniemi and Helsinki Jätkäsaari


Description of the environment:

Temporal danger areas (tempo-D) “Espoo-Otaniemi EFD816” and “Helsinki-Jätkäsaari EFD817”. Temporal danger area for drone flights, needs to be activated via NOTAM beforehand. Both tempo-Ds have two different sub-areas that can be activated separately. Maximum flying height is 150 m AGL (500 ft MSL). Area of Espoo-Otaniemi is ~ 4.2 x 3.6 km, Helsinki-Jätkäsaari ~ 10 x 6 km


Purpose of use:

These tempo-Ds are meant for temporal drone operations, such as different drone imaging or cargo delivery etc. demonstrations around Espoo-Otaniemi or Helsinki-Jätkäsaari. MML FGI created these tempo-Ds so that it would be easier and faster for different organizations to perform drone test flights in urban areas. Usage of the tempo-Ds is limited to FGI and their partners. Professional drone operators with permissions to fly over densely populated areas can use these tempo-Ds, but they must contact FGI.


Access/user rights:

Potential user organizations need to contact MML FGI (prof. Eija Honkavaara, Lauri Markelin)


Notes/Restrictions:

Tempo-D user must have aviation radio with permission to communicate with it, and follow drone-frequency 133.325 MHz. Users also need to follow FinnHEMS helicopters via ADS-B in system, and if they notice FinnHEMS emergency flights they must terminate their drown operation immediately.

Direct costs resulting from extra work will possibly be invoiced.


More information:

www.fuave.fi/test-areas/

Sjökulla UAS test area and remote sensing calibration field

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


Location:

Sjökullantie 419, 02540 Kirkkonummi

60.24207N, 24.38371E

EFD813


Description of the environment:

The test area consists of a UAS permissive area, a Tempo-D airspace reservation (EFD813), and a permanent remote sensing radiometric and geometric calibration field.


Purpose of use:

The 3 km² UAS test area allows safe in-flight testing of experimental and heavy drone systems at altitudes up to 300 m AGL and in BVLOS and swarm flights. The calibration field allows drones, manned airplanes, and high-resolution satellites to perform vicarious calibration and validation of radiometric and geometric performance of their remote sensing systems.


Access/user rights:

Usage of the UAS permissive area is strictly limited to FGI and their partners. Professional drone operators and remote sensing actors interested in accessing the test area and becoming partners are instructed to contact Prof. Eija Honkavaara.


Notes/Restrictions:

Direct costs resulting from extra work will possibly be invoiced.


More information:

www.fuave.fi/test-areas/

Vihti UAS agricultural test area

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


Location:

Vihti, Finland EFD814


Description of the environment:

A Tempo-D airspace reservation (EFD814) and collaborator network for agricultural test fields.


Purpose of use:

A 14.5 km² test area for developing and testing agricultural drone and satellite remote sensing applications.


Access/user rights:

Professional drone operators and remote sensing actors interested in accessing the test area and becoming partners are instructed to contact Prof. Eija Honkavaara.


Notes/Restrictions:

Direct costs resulting from extra work will possibly be invoiced.


More information:

www.fuave.fi/test-areas/

Evo Scan4rest UAS test area

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


Location:

Evo, Finland


Description of the environment:

A Tempo-D airspace reservation (EFD818) and collaborator network for forestry applications.


Purpose of use:

A 40 km² test area for developing and testing forestry drone and satellite remote sensing applications.


Access/user rights:

Professional drone operators and remote sensing actors interested in accessing the test area are instructed to contact Prof. Juha Hyyppä and Mr. Teemu Hakala.


Notes/Restrictions:

Direct costs resulting from extra work will possibly be invoiced.

Urban Test Environments

Test environments for autonomous vehicles and urban digital twins

OuluZone+

Responsible organization(s):

City of Oulu, Ni-Ro Oy


Location:

Oulu (Kuusamontie 3250)


Description of the environment:

Research and training center for BIM utilised earthwork processes, autonomous vehicles and heavy trucks with 5G capability located in OuluZone Motor Sports Centre. The area is owned by the City of Oulu and operated by Ni-Ro Oy.


Purpose of use:

The area has been used to develop and test different types of vehicles (cars, machinery, drones) and autonomous driving. The area is also used to develop machinery automation in road construction, including infra BIM (building information modelling). There are 7 accurate reference points in the area, e.g. for calibration of positioning systems. The area is also used for earthworks training purposes in various ways.


Access/user rights:

Contact LIH, or Jarmo Pekkala/Ni-Ro Oy


Notes/Restrictions:

In preparation, ready by the end of 2023.

OuluZone’s testing opportunities are part of Oulu Innovation Alliance (OIA)


More information:

https://www.ouluzoneplus.com/

Mobility Lab Helsinki Jätkäsaari testsite

Responsible organization(s):

Forum Virium Helsinki & City of Helsinki, Economic Development


Location:

Jätkäsaari, Helsinki


Description of the environment:

The focus of the Mobility Lab Helsinki Jätkäsaari testsite is on novel smart mobility solutions for smoother and safer traffic or tackling emissions and air quality issues. In other words, solutions that are in line with the city’s needs and objectives for transport and mobility development. The primary focus is on digital solutions and services. Jätkäsaari district is a rapidly growing district with a busy passenger harbour, creating traffic challenges to address. The focused area also provides synergies between different projects and e.g. enables new data from installed sensors to be used by other projects.


Purpose of use:

The objective of the Mobility Lab is to support the development and testing of new innovations to enable new business opportunities and growth while supporting the development of smooth, safe and sustainable mobility.


Access/user rights:

The decision to collaborate on a specific idea always depends on the case and how the city can support it. We generally want to elaborate the plans together with you in order to build a promising test case.


Notes/Restrictions:

The expectations, processes, obligations and contractual aspects vary based on the type of test, pilot or project as well as the roles of the city. As a general guideline, the objective and the general results and lessons learned should be made public in the experiments supported by the Lab. We also encourage as much data and APIs to be opened for third party developers to use as possible.


More information:

https://mobilitylab.hel.fi/faq/

Mobility Data Catalog

Responsible organization(s):

Forum Virium Helsinki


Location:

Virtual


Description of the environment:

Mobility Data Catalog provides access to diverse mobility-related data available in the Helsinki region. This data enables development of better services in diverse use cases. The catalog acts as an intermediary service for several data providers, both public and private. Also, it includes data produced by many pilots and experiments conducted by Forum Virium Helsinki and the City of Helsinki.


Purpose of use:

The Mobility data catalog aims to bring together the potential users and providers of geospatial data related to urban mobility. By listing their data offering to the catalog, data providers can showcase their datasets for potential users.


Access/user rights:

Open datasets in the data catalogue can be browsed freely. For restricted data sets, the data descriptions are available. To submit a dataset for consideration and publication as part of the Mobility Data Catalog, please contact Mobility Lab Helsinki at: https://mobilitylab.hel.fi/data/


Notes/Restrictions:

Data and descriptions are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind regarding the quality or availability.


More information:

https://mobilitylab.hel.fi/data/

Telia Crowd Insights dataset

Responsible organization(s):

Telia


Location:

Oulu region


Description of the environment:

Activity-homezone data

Activities on grid level for the entire Oulu region

Homezone on a zipcode level (or at the grid level if the data service does not have a grid-zip combination)

Work-home-other-total classification

Time Period: September 2022

Temporal granularity: daily

Activity definition: typical 20 min break


Travel data

Municipality-level ODM

Area: Oulu (+Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Pudasjärvi, Siikajoki, Tyrnävä, and Utajärvi)

Time Period: September 2022

Temporal granularity: hourly level

Definition of distance: dynamic definition


Purpose of use:

Analysis of crowd movements, urban planning, public transport planning etc.


Access/user rights:

Contact Tero Särkiniemi (Telia), Senior Sales&Business development manager, firstname.lastname@teliacompany.com, 0403022122


Notes/Restrictions:

The customer can use the data for research purposes related to the Location Innovation Hub. The data cannot be used for commercial purposes, or given or passed on to anyone without Telia’s written permission.


More information:

https://www.telia.fi/yrityksille/palvelut/teknologiat/crowd-insights(in finnish)

Navigation and Positioning Test Environments

Test different indoor and outdoor positioning technologies

Otaniemi Indoor positioning test platform

Responsible organization(s):

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Department of Navigation and Positioning (Tuomo Malkamäki)


Location:

FGI Otaniemi premises, Espoo, Finland


Description of the environment:

Bluetooth AoA infrastructure augmentable with other RF and reference positioning components. User interface for demo purposes and data processing capabilities for statistical analysis.


Purpose of use:

Developed for testing and comparing various positioning methods (against known setup). Can be used to test seamless indoor-outdoor transfers. Also enables testing of RF-multipath, AoA-methods and RF-methods in general.


Access/user rights:

Contact LIH, or Tuomo Malkamäki directly


Notes/Restrictions:

In preparation, ready by the end of 2023.

Access to Otaniemi premises requires at least visitor permissions.


More information:

Not yet available

GNSS/INS reference receivers

Responsible organization(s):

Septentrio Finland Oy


Location:

Espoo, Finland


Description of the environment:

Fixed installed GNSS antennas with reference receivers and reference receivers for field testing.


Purpose of use:

Reference receiver for RTK solutions. Reference receiver for field testing of customers' equipment.


Access/user rights:

Contact Septentrio Finland Oy. Access and usage are defined case by case and in collaboration with Septentrio Finland Oy.


Notes/Restrictions:

Septentrio is given access to GNSS and INS data for internal use.

HERE positioning services

Responsible organization(s):

HERE Technologies


Location:

Global


Description of the environment:

Worldwide accurate positioning SaaS Service using a combination of satellite, sensor, cellular and Wi-Fi signals.
HERE Network Positioning API v2 - Developer Guide (Freemium Plan Exist)
HERE HD GNSS and A-GNSS Positioning - Developer Guide (No Freemium Plan, Contact LIH for free trials / pricing).
SDKs and tools and for Android (Navigate Edition).


Purpose of use:

HERE Positioning is a suite of cloud-based services and SDKs to accurately locate devices and assets through the use of satellite (Global Navigation Satellite System, known as GNSS), cellular and Wi-Fi signals in different environments – outdoors under open sky conditions, urban environments where satellite signals may be compromised, as well as indoors. HERE Positioning has three components: HD GNSS Positioning, A GNSS Positioning and Network Positioning. They work together or independently to provide a comprehensive solution for highly accurate positioning.


Access/user rights:

Limited Plan includes 5000 location services API requests a month. To get started: https://www.here.com/get-started/pricing


Notes/Restrictions:

HERE end user terms


More information

Contact Location Innovation Hub or visit www.here.com