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Geocomputing seminar

Geocomputing seminar
Date: 08.10.2018 9:00 - 08.10.2018 16:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: English
Lecturers: Speakers can be found from program.
  • Free for Finnish universities, polytechnics and governmental research institutes.
  • Free for others.
Registration by 30.09.2018 23:55
Additional information

The aim of the workshop is to share knowledge about high-performance geocomputing. The morning session will concentrate on CSC Taito supercluster. First CSC computing resources are presented in general, and as example use case we will do a hands-on exercise using Python with DEM data.

In the afternoon different current geocomputing projects in Finland are presented. The day will end with an open discussion related to the topic.


Afternoon session with project presentations

(If you would like to keep a project presentation, please inform

  • Timo Pitkänen, LUKE: "Modelling trees from terrestial forest lidar data with Matlab and R"
  • Eevaliisa Laine, Riikka Valtonen, GTK: "Rock fracture simulation"
  • Juho Lappalainen, SYKE: "SmartSea"
  • Tapio Suominen, University of Turku, Jan Westerholm, Åbo Akademi: "Clustering of satellite data using dynamic time warping on a GPU"
  • University of Helsinki: "Using cPouta cloud for geoinformatics teaching"
  • Henrikki Tenkanen, Univeristy of Helsinki: "Using cPouta cloud for distributed computing and transport routing using PostgreSQL"
  • Ulpu Leinonen, University of Turku: "Satellite image processing in Google's cloud platform Earth Engine"
  • Johanna Eklund, University of Helsinki: "Advances in evaluating protected area effectiveness in avoiding forest loss"
  • Juha Aalto, University of Helsinki /FMI: "Fine-resolution modeling of Circum-Arctic ground thermal regime"
  • Ville Mäkinen, FGI: "1m DEM generation"
  • Jasper Van doninck, University of Turku: "Mining the Landsat archive for detecting spatial and temporal vegetation patterns in Amazonia"


Remote participation

It is possible to participate in the seminar also via teleconference with some limitations:

  • The Taito hands-on exercise can be done only if you have your own account to Taito. University users and research insitute users can make themselves an account here.
  • The seminar room is quite big, so it is possible that comments from last rows are difficult to hear.

Please register to the event even if you plan to participate via teleconference.


Monday, October 8th
9:00-10:00 CSC computing resources
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Using Python for spatial analysis in Taito
11.30-12:30 Lunch (at own cost)
12:30-14:00 Project presentations
14:00-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-15:45 Project presentations
15:45-16:30 Discussion

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