Population Differences in National Finnish Grid Scales

Charlotte van der Lijn*, Petteri Muukkonen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Scale is a key aspect in spatial data science in both vector and raster data for further analysis. There is a clear distinction between vector and raster data. However, there is not a clear distinction for scale in vector data. This paper focuses on population differences between three national Finnish vector grid data scales, which have minimum population restrictions when used for further analysis. The results show that 440,320 of the 5.5 million population of Finland are omitted in the finest spatial scale and 8,825 are omitted from the largest spatial scale, which has negative impacts for future spatial planning.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
Event31st Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Apr 202321 Apr 2023


Conference31st Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference
Abbreviated titleGISRUK
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • boundary delimitation
  • grid cells
  • multi scale
  • population
  • vector data


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