INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Finnish Geodetic Institute

LMO Description
Finnish Geodetic Institute
LMO Contact Information
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P. O. Box 15, FIN-02431 Masala
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Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    The Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI), founded in 1918, is a research institute for the mapping sciences residing under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
    Main Activities: 
    The Finnish Geodetic Institute shall deal with the basic scientific measurements for Finnish mapping and with metrology of geospatial information and engage in research work in the fields of geodesy, geoinformatics and remote sensing and related sciences. The task of the institute shall also be to foster the introduction of geodetic, geoinformatics and remote sensing methods and equipment in the acquisition and processing of geospatial information in particular.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    central government, research
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Co ordination of the GiMoDig project, in which geospatial network services and harmonisation / on-the-fly schema translation were in a substantial role.