GIS

  • UK GI Agreements

    How Geospatial Information has empowered public services across the UK Ireland’s National Mapping Agreement (NMA) is about to be launched, giving Irish public sector bodies free access to most of Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi) geospatial data. Under similar agreements, national mapping agencies in Northern Ireland and Great Britain have been making mapping data freely available […]

  • GI in Public Sector

    How geospatial information can transform decision making in the Irish public sector Ireland’s first ever National Mapping Agreement (NMA) is here and it’s a big deal for the public sector. Why? Because it makes Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) products, which come in the form of maps, aerial photography and spatial data, freely available to all […]

  • Linked Data

    A New format for Ireland’s Geospatial Data Irish geospatial data is now available in a new format, called ‘Linked Data’, which means that it can be used in a more intelligent and meaningful way. What is Linked Data? Data comes in many forms (e.g. census, geological, medical, weather) and when we analyse it we can […]

  • OSi and Minecraft

    Gamers and educators can now use OSi Geospatial data in Minecraft Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) have released Irish geospatial data for Minecraft, a popular virtual game that is fast becoming a powerful educational tool in schools all over the world. What is Minecraft? Minecraft is a game where players mine for resources and use these […]

  • NMO Summit

    6 things to think about for your spatial data infrastructure Collaboration is key. An underpinning principle of spatial data infrastructures, the achievement of a level of collaboration across a diverse group of people from a variety of countries, was well illustrated by those contributing to the National Mapping Organisation Summit 2016, held in Dublin. Located […]

  • Research Initiative

    Innovation has been at the heart of everything Ordnance Survey Ireland has done from its very inception. Building on that proud tradition, we have recently announced support for research and development in geospatial information. We are offering five Masters Students an award of up to €5,000 each and two post-doctoral researchers a grant of €42,394 […]

  • Urban Planning

    GIS Datasets

    Local Authority Officials Share Their ‘Go-To’ GIS Datasets GIS Officials from Tipperary County Council, Galway City Council, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council discuss the role of GIS in planning and effective decision making in their local authorities. Some of the most prominent users of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and OSi data are the 31 local […]

  • Lorraine McNerney

    Future of GIS

    What the Future Holds for GIS A look at the evolution of the role GIS plays in Irish society and how OSi are adapting its service offerings to meet continued demand in this space Over its 65-year history, geographic information systems (GIS) has evolved to become one of the most fundamental resources for planning and […]