• Measuring Distance to Everyday Services

    Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have launched a GeoHive StoryMap and an interactive dashboard which provide an overview of the recently published CSO report on “Measuring Distance to Everyday Services in Ireland” OSi and the CSO have launched visualisation tools aimed at getting geographical and statistical information into the hands […]

  • Making authoritative geospatial information more accessible and easy to use

    How Ordnance Survey Ireland is delivering new services, developing its data platforms and strengthening its underlying systems to make it easier for everyone to benefit from authoritative geospatial information. Geospatial information is an incredibly powerful tool. It plays a critical role in enabling policy makers to understand local, national and global issues, develop effective policies […]

  • OSi’s Production and Management of GI is Focused, Efficient and Effective

    How Ordnance Survey Ireland is improving the production and management of geospatial information Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) is constantly developing its core geospatial data production systems and improving the way that it manages its geospatial information, so that it can provide authoritative data for citizens, businesses and policy makers in Ireland. In this blog, OSi’s […]

  • OSi Rises to Demand for Online Geospatial Data

    Ireland’s national mapping authority has undertaken a ground-breaking digital transformation and is now delivering innovative, online data services for citizens, businesses and policy makers. The impetus for change at Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) arose from the needs of its customers, who wanted to be able to access national mapping data and public sector information more […]

  • Dublin Housing Observatory

    All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) launches Dublin’s most comprehensive housing mapping tool The Dublin Housing Observatory Mapping Viewer offers new insights into the breakdown of housing in the capital and will inform new Dublin City Council housing policy The All-Island Research Observatory, based at Maynooth University, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Ordnance Survey Ireland […]

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Drones To Make Maps

    Getting an aerial perspective was once an expensive undertaking for businesses and local authorities. However, today, we can much more easily obtain aerial imageryfrom different sources both online and offline. A popular offline option is to use drones to fly over an area and capture an aerial image. People often refer to other online mapping services […]

  • How do we make maps from orthophotography?

    The art of map making has come a long way, mainly thanks to aerial photography. Early map preparation was a long and painstaking process. Cartographers set out by foot to literally walk the land and draw as they went. In the 1940’s as technologies evolved, cartographers began to use 5 lens cameras and instruments called […]

  • What does LiDAR mean?

    LiDAR is an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging. Sonar uses sound waves to work out the distance between things. Radar uses radio waves in the same way. LiDAR uses light from a laser to measure the distance, elevation and contours of an area. How is the LiDAR data recorded? LiDAR can be recorded from […]

  • Film and TV locations in Ireland

    Movie and TV Locations

    Ireland’s Famous Movie and TV Locations Enjoy our list and map celebrating some of the most famous movies and TV programmes that were filmed on location in Ireland.   Ireland has been the jewel in Hollywood’s eye for many decades, with our unique and beautiful landscape acting as the backdrop for many a box office success. […]

  • Empowering Citizens

    Ireland Provides All Citizens with a Greater Sense of Place

    by Mark Cygan | Map Modernization | October 20, 2017 Improved data sharing leads to cost savings and better decisions across government with a greater sense of place for citizens. This is the second in a three-part series on Ordnance Survey Ireland’s map modernization efforts. National mapping agencies, like many other industries, have seen impacts […]

  • Ireland Transforms Mapping, Adding Intelligence to Data

    by Mark Cygan | Map Modernization | October 13, 2017 First in a three-part series on Ordnance Survey Ireland’s map modernization efforts Isn’t data just data? Once you start asking questions of your data, it doesn’t take long to realize when key details are missing. The location data that underpins mapmaking is of limited use […]

  • Ireland Puts Policy Initiatives on the Map

    by Mark Cygan | Map Modernization | October 27, 2017 Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), the national mapping agency of Ireland, has undergone a digital transformation that includes great efficiency gains in mapmaking processes, and the creation of a one-stop shop called GeoHive to collect and serve the government’s spatial data across departments. These changes now form […]