Minister of State O’Donovan launches the Public Service Data Strategy 2019-2023

Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O’Donovan T.D., today (Wednesday), formally launched the Public Service Data Strategy 2019-2023.

Joined Up Thinking

The Public Service in Ireland, as in any country, has to collect, store and manage large amounts of data, including personal data in order to deliver services and develop policies. The Government is committed to doing so in a safe, secure and transparent manner that best meets the needs of society, and this whole-of-Government strategy sets out the means to do this.

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OSi Wins ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award

We are delighted to announce that OSi has won an ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award at an award ceremony in San Diego last week.

The  GeoHive project was delivered by a combined OSi and Esri Ireland team. The OSi team was led by Lorraine McNerney (General Manager for Geospatial Systems), with the project delivery itself managed by Éamonn Clinton (Geospatial Services Manager). Stakeholder requirements were managed by Hugh Mangan (General Manager Business and Marketing). The Esri Ireland team consisted of Michael Byrne as account executive, Marie Hogan as customer success manager, Eamonn Doyle as Chief Technology Officer, and Andrew Cullen as solution architect.

OSi ESRI Special Achievement Award 2017

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OSi is supporting the xGov Hack Eircode Event on 10th February


OSi is the National Mapping Agency of Ireland. It creates and maintains a standardised, authoritative digital topographical framework that enables the consistent referencing and integration of national data related to location.

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United Nations General Assembly adopts draft resolution (E/2016/L.28)

‘Strengthening institutional arrangements on geospatial information management’.

Colin Bray, Ordnance Survey Ireland Chief Executive Officer, again represented Ireland as head of delegation at the 6th meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in New York, 3rd-5th August 2016. Colin also represents Ireland on the UN-GGIM Regional Committee UN-GGIM: Europe.

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Colin Bray, CEO Ordnance Survey Ireland launched the Geographic Information Research & Development Initiative in NUI Maynooth on Tuesday 22nd March 2016

What is the OSi Research Bursary Programme?

The OSi Research Bursary Programme is a significant development in the field of geospatial information research in Ireland. OSi will provide significant funding to support research and innovation in areas of interest to OSi and the broader geospatial information industry.

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Ordnance Survey Ireland were delighted to support this year’s Geoweek competition

For this year’s Geoweek competition people were asked to make a map of their community.  The map could be at any scale and they defined ‘community’ was up to them to decide. It could even be a fantasy map, a treasure map and demonstrate any kind of information.
Maps had to have a title and short explanation of the map including a description of the community.

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CEO of Ordnance Survey Ireland, Colin Bray, Joins Panel Discussion at Launch of the Expanded €50 Million ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology

Dublin, 13th January 2016: Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD today announced a €50 million expansion of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology.   The event featured a panel discussion titled ‘Digital Age: The Changing World of Content Delivery’ made up of ADAPT collaborators brought together to discuss the critical challenges experienced by industry with digital content.

Read more about the ADAPT launch.

ADAPT Collaborates with Ordnance Survey Ireland to Record Ireland’s Geospatial Information as Linked Data on the Web

The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) recently signed an agreement to collaborate on a project to serve Ireland’s geospatial information as Linked Data on the Web. The project aims to facilitate easier access to OSi data sets for third parties allowing for more meaningful interactions with the data.

Read more about the ADAPT collaboration.

OSi has launched a new web portal called GeoHive

GeoHive provides free, web-based access to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), and other authoritative geo-spatial datasets. Users can link information from different authoritative sources all on one map to provide a deeper understanding of topics that impact on our lives, offering different perspectives on location-based issues.

Read more about the GeoHive website here.

MapViewer Changeover

The MapViewer has proven to be a very popular, free to access resource for both professional and public users.

From Wednesday 4th November the OSi MapViewer will change.

Read more about the MapViewer Changeover here.

New mapping agreement to benefit United Kingdom and Ireland location data users

A new three party agreement between Ordnance Survey (GB), Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Land and Property Services (LPS) Northern Ireland is set to improve access and availability of mapping services for customers and government users operating across the UK and Ireland.

Read more about TriOS agreement here.

e-Day – 19th September 2014

The National Payments Plan (‘NPP’), launched in April 2013, seeks to reduce the cost of Ireland’s payment system. Under the NPP, which is to be administered by the Central Bank on behalf of the Government, it is anticipated that significant savings can be realised by eliminating the use of cheque payments.

Read more about e-Day here.