Several most-cited publications have been published by the CoE-LaSR consortium. Detecting and estimating attributes for single trees using laser scanner by J. Hyyppä and M. Inkinen is an all-time most-cited paper of The Photogrammetric Journal of Finland.

A publication by Dr. Harri Kaartinen and his team is the top cited paper in the Remote Sensing journal in years 2012-2014. The article An International Comparison of Individual Tree Detection and Extraction Using Airborne Laser Scanning is based on the work  Tree Extraction benchmarking  coordinated by CoE-LaSR researchers and organized by EuroSDR (European Spatial data Research) and ISPRS (International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).

The paper J. Hyyppä et al. from 2008, Review of methods of small-footprint airborne laser scanning for extracting forest inventory data in boreal forests is the second most cited paper since 2007 in the journal International Journal of Remote Sensing based on Google Scholar.

Juha Hyyppä is the most cited male researcher and Xiaowei Yu the most cited female researcher at FGI.