Eija Honkavaara

Commission Chair 1

Short biography

Prof. Eija Honkavaara is Research Professor at the Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at NLS.

About National Land Survey of Finland

The over 200-year-old National Land Survey of Finland performs various kinds of cadastral surveys such as parcellings and reallocations of pieces of land, produces map data and promotes the use of such data.

The National Land Survey of Finland safeguards the land ownership and credit system by maintaining information about properties and housing company shares in its registers and takes care of the registration of ownership and mortgages. Other tasks of the agency include spatial data research and application.

The National Land Survey of Finland has offices in 36 localities across Finland, from Mariehamn to Ivalo. The number of employees totals approximately 1630.

NLS actively participates in international projects as well as in the activities of several international organisations. The National Land Survey of Finland operates, where necessary, as a monitor in development cooperation projects at the request of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The National Land Survey's international operations focus on the European Union. The main forums for international activities are cooperation between the European mapping and cadastre agencies, especially Nordic cooperation, cooperation with the Baltic countries and EuroGeographics cooperation. The National Land Survey also participates in the activities of the UN, selected organisations and their conferences, as well as in the preparation of international norms and regulations.