GIS and An Post

An Post

An Post
An Post is a major commercial organisation providing a wide range of services which encompass postal, communication, retail and money transmission services.

It is one of Ireland’s largest companies directly employing over 9,500 people through its national network of retail, processing and delivery points.

Project Summary

An Post An Post utilize Ordnance Survey Ireland data and digital mapping in all operations relating to route management of postal staff for the next day delivery of mail.

OSi mapping is also employed for resource allocation and to gain cost efficiencies.

An Post also use Ordnance Survey data to track the compliance of TV License holders on an address by address basis.

The Geo-directory, a joint venture by OSi and An Post is the only complete national address database. It is widely utilized for address matching as it offers an x/y coordinate of every address in the country. This facilitates such activities as direct marketing and is also used by Government agencies for analysis and planning purposes.

OSi Data Bases employed:

  • Large Scale Mapping.
  • Small and Medium Scales Mapping.
  • High and low level imagery and orthophotography.
  • National Boundaries and small areas database.