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  • 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 […]

  • Joyce’s Dublin: Bloomsday

    James Joyce’s love affair with Dublin is well-known. The city is featured throughout his famous works but nowhere more so than Ulysses. Joyce’s greatest literary work follows Leopold Bloom, as he journeys across Dublin on the 16th of June. Each Bloomsday, thousands of fans recreate Bloom’s steps across the city and visit the famous sites […]

  • OSi – Experienced and trusted supplier of Aerial Imagery

    Ordnance Survey Ireland is the country’s most experienced and trusted supplier of aerial imagery and related products and services OSi’ has been quite busy in recent times, working to complete a series of coast-to-coast high definition aerial imagery. And their newest series of high-resolution 25cm imagery covering the entire country is now available, a product […]

  • How the Great Famine Changed the Landscape of Ireland

    Who’d have thought that the physical and cultural landscape of a country could be changed so much by the humble potato? Well, this is exactly what happened in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. At the time, most of Ireland’s citizens were completely dependent on one staple food source – the Lumper potato. This potato breed […]

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    Walking Tour: Cork in One Day

    Steeped in history, Cork boasts a vibrant atmosphere and electric personality, making it one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations. With so much to see and do in ‘The Rebel City’, we’ve put together a one-day walking tour, which takes in some of the city’s most famous attractions and popular sites. The route covers a […]