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3513155 Spatial optimization and utilization of new data sources in forest planning, 3 Cp 
Code 3513155  Validity 01.04.2016 -
Name Spatial optimization and utilization of new data sources in forest planning  Abbreviation SpatOp 
Credits3 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Required prerequisites
All the study units
    3511007 Forest mensuration
    3512006 Introduction to remote sensing
    3512012 Theoretical foundations of forest planning
    3510005 Applied Geoinformatics 1
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Petteri Packalen 

Learning outcomes 

The student will understand the principle of spatial optimization and possibilities of new remote sensing methods in forest planning.


Remote sensing, forest planning, forest inventory, image processing, spatial optimization.

Modes of study 

Lectures (16 h), exercises (16 h), exam. 

Teaching methods 

Update 9.11.2020:

The course will be organized as a distance learning during spring semester 2021. Exams will be organized in the classrooms as a contact teaching.

Study materials 

Study unit's general literature: will be specified later.

Evaluation criteria 



Professor, Optimization of multi-functional forest management, visiting lecturers.


Forest mensuration (3511007), Introduction to remote sensing (3512006), Geographical information systems/Applied Geoinformatics 1 (3510005), Theoretical foundations of forest planning (3512012).


Every other year (spring 2021, 3rd period).

Offering data 

Finnish and international students.



Further information 

The language of instruction for the course is English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams