Role of GI in Business and Industry

OSi and Enterprise Ireland Workshop entitled “Emerging Technologies and Business Opportunities in the Location Services Market”

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100 Irish SME’s attended a half day seminar organised by Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Enterprise Ireland on May 10th to look at the opportunities posed by the fast moving Location Based Services (LBS) market. An international panel of speaker’s addressed the seminar. The initative was taken by OSi and Enterprise Ireland to determine the level of interest from Irish entrepreneurs in this area.

LBS services uses location or geographic information to deliver a service to a mobile customer. The seminar was addressed by the following keynote speakers:

  • Ludovic Privat, Editor, GPS Business News.com
  • Jonathan Raper, Founder of Placr and Professor at the giCentre City University London.
  • Dr Mícheál Ó Foghlú, CTO of FeedHenry Ltd. and Director Research at the TSSG in Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • John Caulfield, Solutions Director, Oracle Ireland.
  • Alan Gormley, Business Advisory, SAS Ireland.

Frank Ryan, Chief Executive Enterprise Ireland said; “I very much welcome this timely initiative in a truly fascinating area of development. Geographical data management is one of the most exciting opportunities for Irish software companies and the OSi brings an enormous amount of expertise to the table. We are delighted to partner with the OSI on this seminar for the benefit of our clients and look forward to helping them exploit the opportunities in the future”.

Download the presentations from OSi’s workshop here:

Hugh Mangan OSi Introduction
Ludovic Privat GPSBusinessNews.com LBS Ecosys
Jonathan Raper Placr Lessons Learned in LBS
John Caulfield Oracle Cloud and SaaS
Alan Gormley SAS Advanced Data Analytics

The Role of Geographic Information in Business and Industry in Ireland

Overview

Advances in technology have now made it possible to view, analyse and manage geographic data in a digital environment. Geographic Information (GI) forms part of a business solution which provides location based intelligence, achieved by interrogating and cross referencing data from a variety of sources in a geographic context. This allows our customers to tackle strategic business issues in a new and more efficient way.

stacked_layers_1The benefits of Geographic Information Solutions

  • Savings in cost and time spent on a project
  • Increased efficiency, accuracy and productivity, revenue generation
  • Fraud detection and the management of risk
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration between organisations
  • Increased efficiency in the allocation of resources
  • Better decision and policy support

The benefits of Geographic Information Solutions

  • Savings in cost and time spent on a project
  • Increased efficiency, accuracy and productivity, revenue generation
  • Fraud detection and the management of risk
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration between organisations
  • Increased efficiency in the allocation of resources
  • Better decision and policy support

Our Business Solutions

Ordnance Survey Ireland aims to provide innovative solutions in geographic technologies. We supply highly accurate digital mapping data with national coverage, aerial orthography and height information. This data forms the backbone of geographic analysis, and can be examined alongside other information sources such as census information, crime and health statistics to give a locational context.

Not only that, our years of expertise in collecting, managing and manipulating geographic data makes us the leaders in understanding geographic technologies and providing solutions using location based intelligence.

How our customers use OSi Geographic Information

To view examples of Geographic Information in action download a case study below

Bord na Mona
Eircom
Failte Ireland
Garda Air Support Unit
National Centre for Technology in Education
National Roads Authority

Working with our Partner Companies

OSi partners outline their use of GI though a number of case studies. Each of these illustrates the varied application of GI within a diverse range of industries.
To view samples of how our partners use OSi data in their appplications, please click here.