Topic outline

  • Attention academic year 2022-2023 and future students. Starting from the 2022-2023 academic year, the course ENY-C2005 will not be arranged. The replacement course is KIG-C1010 Introduction to geoinformatics.

    Course starts on Wednesday 12.1.2022 at 10:15

    Before that you can whet your appetite with this video:


    It is also strongly suggested you read the material from the Assignment information page before the first lecture.

    The course lectures will be held in Zoom. Some of the lectures may be pre-recorded.

    The assignment support sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15-12.  and lectures on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15-12. The course will be conducted 100% on-line.

  • The lecture schedule for the course is shown below. Most lectures will be held on-line in Zoom (link available for students on the main page). Lectures start at 10.15.

    Preliminary schedule for the course lectures (may change before the first lecture):






    Wed 12.1

    Introduction, course practicalities

    Jussi Nikander


    Fri 14.1

    geodesy and positioning (video lecture)

    Maaria Nordman


    Wed 19.1

    Spatial data modeling

    Jussi Nikander


    Fri 21.1

    Introduction to vector data analysis

    Jussi Nikander


    Wed 26.1

    Laser scanning

    Matti Vaaja, Petri Rönnholm


    Fri 28.1


    Matti Vaaja, Petri Rönnholm


    Wed 2.2

    remote sensing

    Miina Rautiainen


    Fri 4.2

    Visual communication by maps

    Jussi Nikander


    Wed 9.2

    Introduction to spatial statistics

    Henrikki Tenkanen


    Fri 11.2

    Introduction to grid data analysis

    Jussi Nikander


    Wed 16.2

    Geospatial data issues

    Jussi Nikander


    Fri 18.2



  • On this course we will officially support QGIS 3.16 and ArcGIS Pro 2.8. For 3DF Zephyr Free, we will support the latest version available on the Zephyr website.

    Exercise sessions

    Weekly exercise sessions will be held via MS Teams on Mondays and Thursdays at 10-12. In the sessions you can get assistance on how to solve the exercises, or technical assistance on how to work with the programs.

    First exercise session will be on Monday, January 17th at 10-12.

    Weekly Assignment Deadlines

    The deadline for each weekly assignment (WA) will be on Sunday evening at 23:55. The return box for the assignment will be closed after this, and late submissions will not be accepted without prior permission from the teacher in charge of the course.

    Weekly assignments will be done in pairs.

    Group Work Assignment Deadlines

    The deadlines for each group work assignment (GW) will be on Thursday evening at 23:55. This is in order to not to have two deadlines at exactly the same time on the course. 
    Group work assignments will be done in groups of 4.

  • Remember: weekly assignment (WA) deadlines are on Sundays and group work assignment (GW) deadlines are on Thursdays. Deadlines are always at 23:55 (11:55PM) in the evening.

    Time needed to solve the assignments

    The weekly assignments typically take more than the 4 hours to solve. Therefore you should not think you can solve the assignment during the exercise session times, especially if you have problems with the assignment and need assistance.

    The amount of time required to solve an exercise can vary considerably. Average student might need:

    WA-1  3-5h
    WA-2 5-8h
    WA-3 6-8h
    WA-4 4-6h
    WA-5 4-6h

    However, the amount of time used for an exercise might be more than twice the minimum time reported in here. Plan accordingly.