Location Innovation HUB
The Location Innovation Hub (LIH) is a centre of excellence in location information coordinated by the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute. Lounaistieto coordinates a work package of communication and training, and organises regional events and networking.
As a continuation of Recreate data! project, Virma service was developed and enriched further in cooperation with municipalities and other stakeholders. Also, a new mobile app Virma Kartta was made in order to enable access to recreational data even easier. The project lasts from year 2020 to 2023.
Service information data
Lounaistieto has published a totally new geographic dataset from Southwestern Finland, where information from OpenStreetMap and Finnish Service Catalogue has been utilized. This new dataset has been inspired and supported by Turku region MAL-monitoring (land use, traffic and housing). A consultant created the datapipe in 2021 and dataset is automatically updated once a day.
Maintenance and development of Harmonised Regional Land Use Plan’s model
The objective of the regional plan is to solve the national, regional and trans-municipal issues of land use. Regional plans are drawn up and confirmed by the regional councils. The objective of the project is to maintain a common database template (HAME-database) for the production of the Regional Land Use Plan Data in the Regional Councils. Together with the HAME Expert Team of regional councils, Lounaistieto is continuously working on developing more harmonized visualization and use of land use plan markings.
Coordination of regional land use plan’s data content
In this project Lounaistieto communicated with and engaged regional councils in order to convert all regional land use plans into HAME data model. Implementation and finalising visualisation rules were done by a consultant. The project lasted until the end of the year 2019.
HAME- Harmonised regional land use plans into e-services
The aim of the project was to enhance availability and usability of regional land use plans by improving their compatibility (HAME data model). The project was carried out in two phases in 2015-2017 and 2018. This project was based on EU’s INSPIRE directive.
The aim of this project is to ease decision making about Northern growth zone. Flows of people, goods and traffic was examined. The project did last from November 2019 to April 2020.
Geospatial Platform Project, Regional spatial data sub-project
The aim of the platform is to harmonise and extensively improve e-services provided by the public administration, to improve data-based decision-making and increase transparency, as well as to save public administration costs, e.g. by enabling the efficient maintenance of data resources, removing overlapping activities and harmonising datasets. Regional spatial data sub-project aims to support the building of harmonised geospatial services for the regions. The project ended in December 2019.
Regions producing and utilising environmental information
The aim of this project was to investigate the status of environmental information within local government and recommend new practices related to the matter. Also, it was evaluated whether regions should take more responsibility in environmental education or expand environmental awareness. The project ended in March 2019.
Recreate data! Open data on nature tourism
In this project information about recreational areas and routes was collected, and all data sets have been made available both in Virma service and on Lounaistieto’s website. In addition, the project aimed to inspire for example application developers and tourism operators to utilise the data available and develop it even further. The project lasted from year 2018 to 2019.
Poretieto provides information about positive structural changes in Southwest Finland, to support forecasting, observing, and monitoring purposes. The service includes information for example on migration, employment, educational trends, and demand for labour in certain fields.
Open data and APIs
Between years 2014 and 2017 new operation models were developed in order to to open more data in the six biggest cities in Finland. As a result of the project, these six cities have their own open data portals, and the data portal of Southwest Finland is now part of Lounaistieto’s information services.