When and where?

  • Tuesday, 9 April was the afternoon at 16–18

  • SparkUp premises (Tykistökatu 4, Turku)

  • Sign up here


Read the detailed summary over on Positio.


Our format:

  • Doors open at 16:00 for set up and general mingling over a glass of wine

  • At 16:30 we begin the talks with a very brief introduction

  • Each speaker will have slides and speak for 10-15 minutes. Talks will be in English. After each talk there will be time for 2-3 questions.

  • We vote by show of hands for the best speaker. The winner will receive best speaker prize and unending glory.

  • After the presentations, the event continues with networking and mingling.

The speakers:

  • Meri Malmari, Gispo Oy: Planning for rainy days – optimizing school calendars with precipitation data and QGIS

  • Iiro Seppä, University of Turku: Viability of deep learning computer vision for solo projects. Case example of map processing historical Finnish Basic maps

  • Arttu Koskinen, The Regional Council of Southwest Finland: Green infrastructure – regional scales, local impacts

  • Msilikale Msilanga, University of Turku: Combining Geospatial Technologies and Local Talent to Empower Communities and Foster Resilience, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Jere Sipponen, City of Turku: NIMBY! How e-scooters challenge cities planning processes and what we can do?

The organizers:

Geomob Finland, Turku is organized by Location Innovation Hub’s regional partners Lounaistieto and the University of Turku.


Geomob would not be possible without speakers and sponsors. Over the years we have had so many fantastic talks, spanning the range from inspirational to informative to weird and wacky. See the list of all the past speakers. Please get in touch if you would like to speak at a future Geomob.