About Us

Afraid to be Open?

Don't worry, we are here to help. Gispo Ltd is a Finnish company, located in Helsinki area and operating in Nordic countries. It was founded in 2012.

We encourage our customers to take advantage of the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) and Open Data. Our services include consultation, training, system integration, support, software development and hosted software and data services (SAAS, DAAS).


Our highly skilled team can guide you on your path to openness. We offer short courses to power up your organisations knowhow on Open Source GI software. Our training session include 1-3 day courses on how to start using QGIS (desktop GIS software), GeoServer (map service software for publishing your geodata) and PostGIS (database for maintaining geographical information). 

Ask us for a visit!

We are more than happy to visit our neighbour countries and offer consultations, workshops or speak about open geospatial issues. Feel free to ask us for a visit or ask for a suitable course specially tailored for your organization's needs and email us info@gispo.fi

We are Gispo!

Pekka Sarkola
I'm Pekka, founder of Gispo Ltd. I'm a FOSS4G and open data specialist with over 20 years of experience from the geographical information field. I'll be the one to train you to utilize PostGIS and GeoServer even better. +358 40 725 2042 pekka@gispo.fi
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Santtu Pyykkönen
GIS Specialist
I work with business development, GI training, marketing and sales. I'm a regional scientist and specialised in open source technologies. +358 40 1380 288 santtu@gispo.fi
Sanna Jokela
GIS Specialist
I'm a geographer and specialized with GIS for the past 10 years. I'll be managing QGIS training, GI related projects and marketing. I live and work in Turku, Southwest Finland. Contact me and let's chat! +358 40 766 4607 sanna@gispo.fi
Erno Mäkinen
Software Developer
I have strong background in software development, teaching and research. Open geographical information technologies are my special interests and I also participate actively in Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Finland activities. +358 50 505 7003 erno@gispo.fi
Mikael Vaaltola
I study geoinformatics and computer science at Aalto university in Espoo. During the summer of 2017 I will work with the Gispo team and gain valuable experience in the field. mikael@gispo.fi
Salla Multimäki
GIS specialist
I work in consulting and training projects. My core competences are spatial analysis and information visualization. I have gained also pedagogical experience and competence. +358 40 5833707 salla@gispo.fi
Marjanna Kaate

Hi everyone! I’m Marjanna and working with marketing and GI related projects as an intern at Gispo. In addition to my internship I study geography in the University of Turku. I like doing things differently and be creative by using open source technologies.

+358 40 6679526


Maiju Rekola
GIS specialist

Maiju has a background in regional studies and in open source GIS management. She is developing her skills in programming and works with software development and GIS analyses in Gispo.