Program: EUE

Aalto Built Environment Laboratory

Aalto Built Environment Laboratory

Aalto Built Envinronment Laboratory (ABE) is a new collaborative research and learning initiative focusing on developing a smart platform for planning. An Energizing Urban Ecosystems study on Situation Awareness informed early development of the platform. During its existence, the platform has served other EUE projects (including Otaniemi Walks and Otaniemi OK). In return, those studies… Continue Reading

Visualizing infill development for local stakeholders

Visualizing infill development for local stakeholders

Visualizations illustrating infill development were made from the perspective of individual apartments, by using a 3D virtual models of the existing environment and alternative infill buildings. Visualizations were utilized in the interviews of local stakeholders. The findings indicate that the customized visualizations help stakeholders conceptualize the impact, and plan and manage the infill development. Visualizations… Continue Reading

Relative orientation using linear features

Relative orientation using linear features

Registration of multi-source remote sensing data is an essential task prior their efficient integrated use. It is known that accurate registration of different data sources, such as aerial photographs and lidar data, is a challenging process, where extraction and selection of robust tie features is the key issue. In the presented approach, we used linear… Continue Reading

Knowledge-based Academic  and educational Platform – KAP

Knowledge-based Academic and educational Platform – KAP

Developing the activities of the Knowledge-based Academic and educational Platform (KAP) has been facilitated by the need to conduct research into great societal challenges. The model of the research and teaching environment accounts for the important parts played by societal impact and its diversity within the strategic activities of the research group. Traditional indicators do… Continue Reading

Developing an Attractive Wellness Campus Based on Customer Needs

Developing an Attractive Wellness Campus Based on Customer Needs

The Orton Foundation (Invalidisäätiö) is developing a wellness campus in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki. The campus has historically only hosted the operations of Orton Foundation, however, due to recent market changes, new collaborative arrangements involving multiple firms is now welcomed on campus. This setting sparked a fruitful research collaboration with Aalto University. Continue Reading

Intelligent open data 3D maps in a collaborative virtual world

Intelligent open data 3D maps in a collaborative virtual world

We present the use of a 3D virtual world platform Meshmoon to create intelligent open data 3D maps. A processing method was developed to enable the generation of 3D virtual environments from the open data of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). Intelligent 3D maps combine the elements needed in contemporary smart city, such… Continue Reading

3D City Model Hackathon was a success

3D City Model Hackathon was a success

Sito, Aalto University and The City of Espoo organized 3D City Model Hackathon at the Aalto Design Factory on 9 – 11 October as a part of Energizing Urban Ecosystems (EUE) project. The idea of the 3D City Model Hackathon was to investigate what kind of new business processes and services 3D City Models could offer… Continue Reading