GeoGov 2019

OSi Symposium – GeoGov 2019

The Inaugural GeoGov Symposium set out to support the implementation of the Public Service Data Strategy 2019-2023.

The Government wants Ireland to be an exemplar in the management and use of data for the benefits of all and the Public Service Data Strategy is a key step to improving the approach to data management across Government. The strategy focuses on the “how”  Government is going to build on these initiatives.

The Symposium particularly highlighted the role that geospatial data, data analytics, trusted identifiers, open data and base registers play in supporting the implementation of the Public Sector Data Strategy 2019 – 2023.


  • The purpose of this symposium was to support the implementation of the Public Service Data Strategy 2019- 2023 and the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019.


    The symposium  examined how strategic use of geospatial data can transform government in the information age.



  • GeoGov 2019 took place because..

    The public service in Ireland, as in any country, has to collect, store and manage large amounts of data, in order to deliver services and develop policies. The Public Sector Strategy builds upon existing data initiatives such as the National Data Infrastructure (NDI) and the Data Sharing and Governance Bill, for the sharing and governance of data across Government.

    This whole-of-Government strategy sets out the means to do this.

    The use of Geospatial Information across such a wide range of activities that often have a ‘location’ dimension can help organisations to optimize greater efficiencies and strategic successes.

    The Symposium discussed how using the States geospatial data hub (GeoHive), public bodies can build on the value that such data can bring to operational and strategic objectives, by providing discovery, evaluation and access to Government geospatial data.

    Employing the latest geo-data analysis processes while using and sharing your data with that of other authoritative State agencies supports the once only principle paving the way to an integrated approach to the improved use of data.

    The GeoGov symposium  explored how this can work, in theory and practice, and we hope demonstrated how your team can make smarter, more evidenced based decisions effectively.

  • GeoGov 2019 Agenda

    Please download the Agenda HERE.


A list of Presentations made at GeoGov 2019 are available to view and download below

1. Barry Lowry, Government CIO, The Public Service Data Strategy
 2. Colin Bray, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Geospatial Policy Development
 3. Deirdre Fay, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, LPIS ReBuild
 4. Deirdre Lee, Derilinx,National Open Data Initiative
 5. Eoin O’Grady, Marine Institute, Enabling Data Reuse for Marine Management and Research
 6. Gareth John, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Geospatial Data as an Enabler
 7. Ian Kennedy, The Property Registration Authority, Spatial Data Services in the PRA
 8. Justin Gleeson (AIRO) and Dáithí Downey (DCC),National Level Policy Initiatives
 9. Lorraine McNerney, Ordnance Survey Ireland, GeoHive – The State’s Geospatial Data Hub
 10. Morgan Cumlish, DAA, Digital Asset Management Transformation
 11. Martin O’Malley,Smarter Government
 12. Paul Morrin, Central Statistics Office,Harnessing the Value of Data
 13. Tara Higgins (EPA) and Ainhoa Gonzalez (UCD), ESM Webtool
  • The GeoGov 2019 audience

    The GeoGov 2019 audience


Read the blog post OSi GeoGov Symposium 2019 to get a view of the day.