• QGIS courses and training

    Gispo has provided QGIS training for a wide variety of Finnish organisations, both governmental and private-sector. Among those have been organisations like City of Helsinki, City of Tampere, Finnish Environment Institute, and Geological Survey of Finland – to name a few. Depending on the customer’s needs, the training has ranged from teaching the very basics

  • Fixing the Master Plan Data Model

    Tampere began improving the master plan data model as a KIRA-digi trial project in November 2017. The project was chosen as one of the best projects of the funding round and advances the Finnish goverment’s key project to advance the digitalization of public services. The goal of the project is to produce a national data

  • Locating the Glide Paths of Flying Squirrels

    In 2015, Gispo produced an analysis of potential flying squirrel glide paths for the City of Espoo. The analysis was based on laser scanned data and the results were visualised as maps, which may be used to support city planning and to target fieldwork to specific areas. Supporting decision making In a built environment, flying

  • QGIS training in Tampere

    For a long time, the City of Tampere has paved the way towards using open source geospatial software in Finland. This development has been supported by the city’s geospatial data strategy and active contributions in various open source projects. Recently, Tampere has contracted Gispo to train its personnel in the use of QGIS. The idea


We have offered open GIS software training for almost 90 different organisations involving public and private sector. Here are some of the organizations we have provided software training courses for:

City of Helsinki
Finnish Environment Institute
City of Tampere
City of Turku
Regional Council of Southwest Finland
City of Paimio

"Gispo is a world-class location data training house that is teaching people to use and reuse open location data. Gispo is active in creating GIS communities in Finland."

Jaakko Korhonen, Open Knowledge Finland

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Turku Future Hackathon
City of Tampere general land use plan, visualization created with QGIS and GeoServer
Glide paths for flying squirrel in City of Espoo

More references

  • Espoo infrastructure asset management

    Cities have roads, parks, playgrounds and other infrastructure assets that are maintained, renewed and built on demand. Cities use a geographic information system for various tasks, including analysing the needs of the residents, creating reports and organising maintenance. Data models are an essential part of this system. The City of Espoo’s KIRA-digi funded project “Developing

  • Turku Future Hackathon

    The City of Turku offered an opportunity to conceptualise and implement applications that benefit the people and organizations of the Turku campus and science park. 16 teams and tens of people accepted the challenge and participated in the competition with a main prize of 8000€. Gispo Ltd. was brought in by Turku Science Park Ltd.

  • Advancing zoning digitalization in Helsinki

    The city of Helsinki received KIRA-digi funding for the advancement of digitalization in zoning. The “Asemakaavat yhteisenä tietovarantona” (City plans as a common resource) project aims to improve data management in city planning through the use of open interfaces. Helsinki has put an emphasis on the development of city planning data management since 2015. Gispo

  • Crowdsourcing with Mapillary – How students of Pansio primary school used open data to create information for decision-making

    As part of the Good Everyday Environment (Hyvä Arkiympäristö)-project, Gispo Oy was involved in hosting a Mapillary workshop for Pansio primary school. Gispo provided Mapillary training for the teachers of the school and suggested other uses for Mapillary, such as assessing the condition of bikeways in the winter.  The City of Turku wanted to review