We create new knowledge, science, openings and breakthroughs in the emerging field of laser scanning.


The Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research CoE-LaSR is home of more than 30 Dr.Sc and PhD’s from Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, University of Oulu, University of Helsinki and Aalto University.


The CoE-LaSR is funded from Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence programme.

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Laser Scanning - MLS

EuroSDR benchmarkings of Laser Scanning data processing methods and mobile laser scanning systems

Laser Scanning - forest inventory

Operational forest inventory since 2008/2010

CMOS - Laser Scanning

Single photon laser radar enables improved performance and miniaturization of radars

Laser Scanning - FGI Sensei UAV

World’s first miniature unmanned aerial vehicle (mini-UAV) based laser scanner

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Laser Scanning Network

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Selected Papers

CMOS - Laser Scanning

CMOS Time-to-Digital Converter

Stem volume - Laser Scanning

Method to retrieve stem volume

Multiplatform MLS - Laser Scanning

Multiplatform Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS)