UTU Geospatial Labs has been involved in the development of a regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in Southwest Finland since the end of 1990s. The regional collaboration is organized though the Lounaispaikka network together with other regional actors. Currently Lounaispaikka is a part of the regional information service Lounaistieto.
The adaptive development of the regional SDI in the midst of rapid changes in technology and the information society is described in more detail in the University of Turku News (in Finnish) and in the recently released open access article ”Adaptive Development of a Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure Facing Local Prospects and Socio-Technological Trends”. The article is connected to the Digital Futures profiling area of the University of Turku.