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    The Evolution of Dublin City

    From a Christian monastic settlement to a sprawling city of more than one million people. We explore Dublin’s history, expansion, and future. Read on to discover how Dublin became a Viking stronghold and a jewel in the Georgian crown, before becoming the sprawling metropolis it is today. First Settlement Present day Dublin can trace its origins […]

  • 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 […]

  • OSi and Mountain Rescue Ireland

    Finding lost or hurt people in the wild, rugged Irish mountains is no easy task. When someone’s life is in danger, saving them depends on how quick and efficient methods of locating people are. Volunteers throughout Ireland take on this life-saving responsibility, dedicating their spare time to helping those most in need of help in […]

  • How to Read a Paper Map

    With so many amazing walks and trails for you to explore throughout Ireland, now’s the time to brush up on your map reading skills. When hiking or exploring isolated trails, you can’t rely on Google Maps and GPS, which is why it’s so important to know how to read a paper map. Here are the […]

  • Two new Adventure Series maps launched

    South Mayo and Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and Clare Island maps added to popular OSi Adventure Series The official launch of Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi) newest Adventure Series Maps took place this week (Thursday, 21 June 2018) in Westport House. The two new additions to the hugely popular Series cover popular tourist destinations; South Mayo, and Clew […]

  • 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 […]