Technology

  • Esri FedGIS

    Esri FedGIS conference 2017 – an OSi delegate’s experience I recently had the opportunity to attend the Esri FedGIS conference in Washington, an event that invites government delegates from around the world to come together and share their geospatial knowledge, challenges and solutions. The CEO of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), Colin Bray, and I were […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Cameras

    OSi are upgrading their aerial tech to bring you Ireland in high-resolution With the installation of new aerial cameras in OSi’s aircraft this week, we are about to radically improve the way aerial imagery is captured and processed in Ireland. Here at Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), we’ve been photographing the Irish landscape from above since […]

  • 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 […]

  • Planning Packs

    Planning Applications Using OSi Digital Planning Packs Everything you need to know to get the correct Mapping Data for your Planning application from OSi Mapping data from OSi is one of the fundamental requirements of planning applications in Ireland.   If you are looking to apply for planning permission from your local authority for a new […]

  • 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 […]

  • What is GeoHive?

    Aoife Shinners – President of IRLOGI and GIS Consultant with Ordnance Survey Ireland talks about GeoHive What is GeoHive? Aoife Shinners: GeoHive is basically a web portal. You’ll be able to see a MapViewer as you have been able to do on the OSI website, but now, you will be able to bring in additional […]