UTU Geospatial Labs gathers information and resources about the geospatial research, education and cooperation activities of the University of Turku under one place for easier access and use. Our key facilities consist of GIS laboratories and units equipped with hardware and software, which are linked into centralised IT management and services. UTU Geospatial Labs facilities provide the backbone for geospatial research and teaching.

Geospatial expertise is founded on multidisciplinary research and education and international cooperation globally. Geospatial experts at UTU are skilled in various location-based data management, analyses and modelling methods. These are developed and applied in natural and social sciences, economics, humanities, medical sciences, public health and education

 The University of Turku promotes open science. We encourage our researchers and students to use open-source solutions in acquiring geospatial skills and competences. UTU Geospatial Labs is a part of Fiuginet, Finnish University Network in Geoinformatics since 2008 and The regional Spatial Data Infrastructure hub in South-West Finland, Lounaistieto, since 2002. In collaboration with the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research and Education (oGIIR) consortium and FIUGINET we are developing the Hub for Finnish Geospatial Research and Education Resources Geoportti. We are also part of AGILE, Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and EARSeL, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories.

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