Mapping

  • Family Walking

    4 Family Friendly Walking and Cycle Routes Four walks put together with family excursions in mind. Each route is suitable for little legs or bikes, and each trail can be squeezed into a few short hours as part of a daytrip. The Bohernabrenna Reservoirs Walk, Co. Dublin Difficulty: Easy Type: Loop Distance: 8.6 km Duration: […]

  • Cork Walks

    4 Cracking Cork Walks: OSi’s Top Picks We’ve picked four walking routes in picturesque Co. Cork that can be enjoyed all year round by outdoor enthusiasts and their families. If you ever find yourself in Kinsale, Fermoy, Baltimore or Eyeries, these walks are the perfect way to keep healthy, have fun with family and friends […]

  • Buggy Walks

    Buggy-Friendly Walks We’ve had great feedback on our Irish walking series such as Pilgrim Trails part 1 and part 2 and our top Wicklow walks. Now we’ve selected four walks in Ireland that are suitable for buggies and the little ramblers of the future that rest inside. Grab your good solid buggy with suitable tyres […]

  • Kerry in a Day

    Kerry One-day Itinerary Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, picturesque Kerry boasts countless activities that could easily fill a busy summer holiday. We’ve put together a one-day itinerary that will let you take in a number of popular attractions in one day and leave you wanting more from Kerry. Itinerary […]

  • Walking Festivals

    Irish Walking Festivals: OSi’s Top Picks for 2016 Walking festivals are a great opportunity for new walkers to get involved in outdoor pursuits and for more experienced ramblers to take on more challenging routes with the assistance of a local guide. Here are four of the best walking festivals taking place across the country this […]

  • Crow Hill - Taking a breather

    Crow Hill

    Now that the spring is easing into summer, the days are getting longer and many of us are thinking of finding those boots in the attic and heading out into the countryside to fill our lungs with fresh air. But where to go and what to do? Perhaps it’s more to do with frame of […]

  • Walking Safety

    Essential Guide to Walking Safety A guide to adequately preparing for walking activities with helpful techniques to help you stay on course and advice on what to do if you get into distress. It might seem strange to some people that in this era of technology that it’s still possible to get lost when enjoying […]

  • 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 […]

  • Map Hacks

    Get more out of Hill Walking with our Map Reading Hacks Successfully navigating a terrain using only a paper map, a compass and the landscape itself is an Invaluable Skill for any Outdoor Enthusiast Here we look at some fundamental map reading skills required for orienteering and other outdoor pursuits before moving on to some […]

  • Wicklow Walks

    Wonderful Wicklow Walks: OSi’s Top Picks As the days get longer and milder, we’ve picked five of our favourite Wicklow walking routes that range in difficulty, from easy for beginners to hard for more experienced walkers The Sugar Loaf To make things as easy as possible for you on your day out, we’ve included information […]

  • 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 […]