USP UrbanGIS Gallery

Compilation of UrbanGIS and Visual Tools coursework

  • Summary of QGIS Practical 11: What affects to house prices in Helsinki region?
    by jvde on December 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    In a simplified way, urbanization is forming when area development is happening from agriculture towards the industry. Various factors contribute to urbanization, for example, better employment possibilities and accessibility. And we often see that overheated migration leads to higher demand and housing prices. This final GIS-practical aims to present some already gathered knowledge from the … Continue reading "Summary of QGIS Practical 11: What affects to house prices in Helsinki region?" […]

  • QGIS Exercise 9: Into the nature, but where?
    by tuoharju on December 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    The biodiversity matrix layer is a general overview of an complicated subject. It is therefore dangerous to draw too many conclusions based solely on this presentation. The map handily shows the areas with the highest conservation ranks, but tells nothing about the specific nature types of those regions. […]

  • U R B A N E C O L O G Y | URBAN GIS
    by Anna on November 30, 2018 at 11:48 am

    For this weeks Urban GIS Practical 9, I joined forces with Asta Hiippala and Babak Firoozi Fooladi to explore urban biodiversity and spatial conservation prioritization in relation to planning inside Helsinki city borders. Urban nature, as well as urban planning, is a complex set of entities, connections and networks. How to answer the difficult questions of what and where to preserve, and what/where not when planning agendas are in conflict with natureRead Mor […]

  • Summary of QGIS Practical 10: Automatizing GIS-prosesses
    by jvde on November 30, 2018 at 11:32 am

    A safe daycare environment increases the well-being of children and employees and provides confidence for the parents to confidently bring their children into daycare. This exercise examines heavily used roads and daycare locations in order to improve safety from that point of view. At this week, our aims were (1. ) understand more clearly how … Continue reading "Summary of QGIS Practical 10: Automatizing GIS-prosesses" […]

  • Summary of QGIS Practical 9: Biodiversity and Spatial Priorization
    by jvde on November 30, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Biodiversity means the diversity of living nature. The most common way to compare biodiversity in different regions is to calculate the number of species. The abundance of species is a good thing for nature because the consequences of one species’s death can be unpredictable for whole habitat. At this week, our aim was to do … Continue reading "Summary of QGIS Practical 9: Biodiversity and Spatial Priorization" […]

  • QGIS Practical 9
    by rbjones on November 28, 2018 at 10:47 am

    In his lecture, Joel Jalkanen described how a group of researchers at the University of Helsinki have been looking at complex problems of how to present dynamic, functioning-enabling communities on a map in a way that can be treated with spatial prioritisation methods. They have mapped different attributes of ecological communities that are known to … Continue reading "QGIS Practical 9" […]

  • GIS Practical 8
    by rbjones on November 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    This week’s practical allowed to me to explore the topic I am interested in writing my thesis about: perceived safety. Being able to covert crowd-sourced data into GIS regarding this topic is a very useful skill to learn! Here is an excerpt of this week’s practical. Report: Figure 2. Perceived Safety Scores. Rachel Jones.   … Continue reading "GIS Practical 8" […]

  • QGIS Exercise 8: Preparing our own data into webmaps
    by tuoharju on November 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Introduction: Evaluating the quality of public space is a highly subjective matter. It is still something essential to consider in urban planning. Helsinki city centre has wildly different locations regarding urban quality. But how to measure these? For today’s exercise, we, the self-named experts of urban space, collected our own data! Method: We used the … Continue reading "QGIS Exercise 8: Preparing our own data into webmaps" […]

  • GIS Practical Five
    by kbutcher on November 23, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Introduction People create cities and cities need people to function. People are the life of cities and as stated by Gehl, should be the starting point of any planning concept (Gehl, 2018). Helsinki is a rapidly growing capital with 643,272 inhabitants, to plan a functioning city it is fundamental to understand the characteristics of the people who live there (City of Helsinki, 2018). Socio-economic and socio-demographic factors such as income,Read Mor […]

  • W E B M A P S | URBAN GIS
    by Anna on November 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    This week we explored app-based data gathering tool EpiCollect5 for urban environment survey. Data was processed in the QGIS, visualised to create 2D/3D-webmaps and published online. I conducted Practical 8 together with Adina Renner. To see our full report, please access Moodle.   INTRODUCTION | Since the 1970s, Jan Gehl, a Danish architect and city planner, has been developing frameworks and tools that make it possible to study and measureRead Mor […]

  • GIS, exporting data & web publishing – Practical 8
    by Fanny Hatunpää on November 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    [This is a group project together with Eetu Niemi and Johannes Mesimäki. The whole analysis and process description has been submitted to Moodle for evaluation. This is merely a modified analysis of the maps I produced.] Location-data based questionnaires are a way for researchers of urban environments to collect questionnaire data linked to specific locations. Respondents answer the survey on their mobile device with location services on, providing the researcherRead Mor […]

  • QGIS Exercise 7: Analysis on wind power locations survey
    by tuoharju on November 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    In general, residents support the city’s investment in renewable energy and particularly wind power. On the other hand, proposals for wind power farms might face resistance from the local residents. This contradiction is called NIMBY; not in my back yard.   Purpose and method: The NIMBY phenomenon has been a hot topic in Helsinki and it’s one of … Continue reading "QGIS Exercise 7: Analysis on wind power locations survey" […]

  • Summary of QGIS Practical 8: Gathering UX-data and web map composing
    by jvde on November 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    User experience is a comprehensive experience of using or consuming a product or service in a so-called service path. This weeks goal was to gather our own UX -data and compose a web map. This analyze was made with Lauri Ovaska and Asta Hiippala and this blog post represent the main parts of the study. … Continue reading "Summary of QGIS Practical 8: Gathering UX-data and web map composing" […]

  • Practical 5 | Finding socio-spatial differentiation
    by mgnandara on November 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This work has the main to describe the process of creating socio-economic concentration maps from QGIS program. The maps will represent low education level, low income level, unemployment level andRead More &rarr […]

  • GIS and public participation – GIS Practical 7
    by Fanny Hatunpää on November 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    [This is a group project together with Eetu Niemi and Johannes Mesimäki. The whole analysis and process description has been submitted to Moodle for evaluation. This is merely a modified analysis of the maps I produced.] This time our assigment was to examine the attitudes towards wind turbines among residents in the Helsinki districts of Töölö and Vuosaari. For Töölö residents, preferred locations and non-preferred locations are not far awayRead Mor […]

  • UGIS Practical 7: Nimbyism and wind turbines
    by korhonm20 on November 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    In this practical we were analyzing wind turbine placement opinions of residents in Vuosaari (and Töölö, which is excluded from this post) and trying to find out if NIMBY-attitudes would be visible within the results. Indeed, the strongest message from the respondents seemed to be that don’t assemble wind  turbines where ever we do spend … Continue reading "UGIS Practical 7: Nimbyism and wind turbines" […]

  • P P G I S | URBAN GIS
    by Anna on November 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    SHORT INTRO  |   This week we are focusing on two different phenomena that interest researchers on multiple fields: Public Participation GIS and the NIMBY-phenomena. Our dataset focuses on windmill attitudes and opinions, but might not be the best dataset to explore actual options of where to locate wind turbines in the future as part of Helsinki renewable energy politics. However, it appears to be a rather fruitful examination whenRead Mor […]

  • Practical No7 – Wind turbine
    by Eetu on November 14, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Urban GIS and Visual Tools – Practical 7 Group members: Johannes Mesimäki, Fanny Hatunpää & Eetu Niemi Analysis For Töölö residents, preferred locations and non-preferred locations are not far away from each other. In fact, the standard deviational ellipse for non-preferred locations fits entirely in the ellipse for preferred locations. It is clear however that there are more preferred than non-preferred locations towards the coast and sea, away from respondent’sRead Mor […]

  • Practical No6 – Accessibility
    by Eetu on November 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    This is a group project together with Fanny Hatunpää and Johannes Mesimäki.  Analysing the maps There are several aspects that make the Jumbo shopping center and the Tikkurila train station very similar but also very different locations when looking at accessibility to and from these spots. We will begin by analysing the two locations separately and then compare them to each other. Maps 1-6 show rush hour data on travelRead Mor […]

  • Summay of QGIS Practical 7: Some certain regional responses and making standard ellipses
    by jvde on November 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    This weeks goal was to use the Helsinki Wind Mill survey -data (Reference: Wind power survey for Helsinki 2015, http://www.hri.fi/en/) and take a look of certain areas (Töölö and Vuosaari) and study the attidute of “NIMBY” (Not in my backyard). This analyze was made with Sirpa Ojansuu, Rachel Jones and Nyurguyana Pavlova and this blog post … Continue reading "Summay of QGIS Practical 7: Some certain regional responses and making standard ellipses" […]

  • GIS Practical 5 Excerpt – Sirpa Ojansuu, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Rachel Jones.
    by rbjones on November 10, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Introduction: This week’s theme is socio-spatial differentiation and segregation. In his Master’s Thesis, Andrey Zhukov addressed if ethnic spatial segregation has increased in Helsinki. In it, he claims the earliest study into this was in 2002, by Kauppinen. This illustrates that socio-spatial segregation is new concept challenging Welfare State model. In her lecture, Venla Bernelius … Continue reading "GIS Practical 5 Excerpt – Sirpa Ojansuu, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Rachel Jones." […]

  • GIS Practical 4 Excerpt- Sirpa Ojansuu, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Rachel Jones.
    by rbjones on November 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Lee et al. (2011) conducted a cluster analysis of workplace space typologies in California. The study created 14 categories of urban workplace type, spanning from CBD-style to marginally urbanised areas. This study utilised colour coded maps (See Figure 1)  to visualise the results of the study. However, this type of study does not provide an … Continue reading "GIS Practical 4 Excerpt- Sirpa Ojansuu, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Rachel Jones." […]

  • GIS Practical 6
    by rbjones on November 10, 2018 at 11:34 am

    This is a brief excerpt from GIS Practical 6, completed with Sirpa Ojansuu, Jaana von Denffer and Nyurguyana Pavlova. Geurs & Van Wee (2004) identified 4 key accessibility components: land-use; transport; temporal; and individual. In this exercise, we will examine transport accessibility, that is, the ability of an individual to get from origin to destination … Continue reading "GIS Practical 6" […]

  • A C C E S S I B I L I T Y | URBAN GIS
    by Anna on November 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    For this weeks Urban GIS and Visual Tools -course I combined forces with Adina Renner to examine accessibility in the Helsinki Capital Region by using impressive Travel Time Matrix created by Digital Geography Lab of the University of Helsinki. Our report also included technical data of the workflow and some analysis on travel time classifications commonly used, which are not present in this shorter blog post.   MAPS  |  Read Mor […]

  • QGIS Exercise 6: Comparing accessibility between Tikkurila and Jumbo
    by tuoharju on November 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    As urban centres, both Tikkurila and Jumbo serve Vantaa residents well. No doubt, it can be said that of the two, Tikkurila is the more urban: but let’s not forget that Jumbo is the most popular shopping centre in the country and its accessibility is unbeatable, if you are a motorist. Vantaa can do well with both kind of urban centres. […]

  • GIS and accessibility – GIS Practical 6
    by Fanny Hatunpää on November 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    [This is a group project together with Eetu Niemi and Johannes Mesimäki. The whole analysis and process description has been submitted to Moodle for evaluation. This is merely a modified analysis of the maps I produced.] Analysing the maps There are several aspects that make the Jumbo shopping center and the Tikkurila train station very similar but also very different locations when looking at accessibility to and from these spots.Read Mor […]

  • Summary of QGIS Practical 6: Accessibility within Metropolitan area
    by jvde on November 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Good accessibility takes into account the needs of different groups of people. Easy approachability provides an opportunity for involvement and experiences, regardless of the different characteristics of individuals. This weeks goal was to use the TravelTimeMatrix2018 -data (Reference: H. Tenkanen, J.L. Espinosa, E. Willberg, V. Heikinheimo, A. Tarnanen, T. Jaakkola, J. Järvi, M. Salonen, T. … Continue reading "Summary of QGIS Practical 6: Accessibility within Metropolitan area" […]

  • QGIS Practical 6
    by attnk on November 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    by Sirpa Ojansuu, Rachel Jones, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Jaana von Denffer Geurs & Van Wee (2004) identified 4 key accessibility components: land-use; transport; temporal; and individual. In this exercise, we will examine transport accessibility, that is, the ability of an individual to get from origin to destination by a given mode of transport. We will examine three modes … Continue reading QGIS Practical 6 […]

  • GIS-practical 6: Accessibility
    by laov on November 7, 2018 at 8:05 am

    In this exercise, I was analysing the accessibility of Tikkurila train station (Mika did the Jumbo part), which is a significant hub for passenger train traffic. To evaluate the accessibility, Helsinki Region Travel Time Matrix 2018 developed at the University of Helsinki was used. The matrix contains travel time and distance information between all the … Continue reading "GIS-practical 6: Accessibility" […]

  • UGIS Practical 6: Accessibility
    by korhonm20 on November 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Jumbo shopping mall stands in very central location from metropolitan point of view and it is the best-selling mall in the whole Finland. Accessibility of this kind of place is an important factor when talking about sustainability of the metropolitan area. In our analysis of rush hour accessibility, we can notice that Jumbo is very … Continue reading "UGIS Practical 6: Accessibility" […]