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by Gearoid O'Riain

Heritage Maps launched

The Heritage Council launches Heritage Maps The Heritage Council is delighted to formally launch “Heritage Maps”. Heritage Maps brings together heritage data from government departments, state agencies and local authorities to produce our wide range of data sets, many of which have never been shown publicly before!Heritage Maps has been developed to allow users to … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Hedgerow Initiatives Launched

New Initiatives Launched to Safeguard Ireland’s Unique Hedgerows, with the support of the National Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland’s unique hedgerow network is receiving the recognition it deserves with the establishment of a National Hedgerow Database and a Hedgerow Appraisal System which are available at, the website of the National Biodiversity Data Centre.  The Centre … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Innovation & Best Practice Award

Innovation & Best Practice Award for Compass from IRLOGI – MapRoad Mobile At the GIS Ireland 2013 conference, held on 17th October in Dublin, IRLOGI, the national geographic information association for Ireland, awarded its ‘Innovation and Best Practice’ award to Compass Informatics Limited for its Maproad Mobile. This is an android based tablet app developed … Continued

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Compass sponsor AGI Innovation Award

Compass Informatics are sponsoring the 2013 Innovation and Best Practice (Central Government) award which is presented by the UK Association for Geographic Information (AGI).  As corporate members of the AGI, Compass Informatics participates in AGI events and indeed present on its Roads Pavement Management System at the AGI annual conference in recent weeks.  As many of … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain parking app & text! “Go Park It”! It’s our cashless parking payment solution – using either a mobile app, SMS / text messaging, and with options for phone payment! Extremely easy for a driver to use, and with very rich data reporting and relatime analysis, we believe that is an excellent and leading solution for cashless parking … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Autumn events for Compass

If you’d prefer just to bump into us rather than pick up the phone, drop an email, or arrange a meeting, then check out a listing of some of the events Compass staff are attending over the coming months. We’ll be in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, South Africa, Ethiopia at various industry events … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Snapfile – Rapid smartphone surveying

Snapfile – the new app in our collection – is proving to be a simple but big hit, allowing users snap photos and attributes and readily share and integrate with office databases and systems.  Some uses and interests include bridge surveys, litter checks, playground and other asset monitoring and maintenance.  Coupled with Ubipix for location … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass now sponsor of IRLOGI

Compass Informatics have been longstanding and indeed founder members of IRLOGI (, the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information, and a number of staff have committed time to the workings of the Executive Committee.  Recently we have increased our support for IRLOGI by becoming sponsor members.  By doing so we hope to faciliate the activities of … Continued

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Remember BioBlitz?

BioBlitz 2013 happened for 24 busy hours from 5pm on May 24th to 5pm on May 25th. Covered by RTÉ, the Irish national TV broadcaster, it gained great profile for biodiversity recording and for the data management and analysis work at the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Colebrooke Estate won the race, but hopefully biodiversity was … Continued

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ISDE INSPIRE compliance on the way

Compass Informatics have been appointed by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to provide a system to enable the documentation and sharing of information on various spatial datasets, thereby assisting efficient data sharing across government, and also compliance with the EU INSPIRE Directive and the EU Reuse of Public Sector Information Directive.  This … Continued

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Compass to supply new SPOT satellite resources

  . Channel Partnership extended to cover Astrium’s new satellite resources Astrium Services’ GEO-Information and Compass Informatics have extended their partnership to SPOT 6-7 satellite imagery. Users in Ireland and Europe can consequently resort to an additional source for accessing Astrium’s substantial portfolio of optical and radar satellite data, as well as derived value-added products. … Continued

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Added graphs now in PobalMaps

Compass MapView and the PobalMaps system has recently benefitted from an upgrade to include a data graphing capability.  In a simple step a user clicks on population areas of interest and the data is graphed for those areas – allowing a comparision of data across areas.  The PobalMaps service is available from the frontpage, … Continued

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Andy to Headline GeoDATA June 12th!

Following an all star performance at GeoDATA Birmingham, Andy Day will again perform to a sell out crowd at Croke Park on June 12th!  Promising to cover old hits such as GIS and IT integration, along with new releases from the mobile collection, Andy Day with backing band Compass Informatics will hopefully deliver a performance … Continued

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Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation

  On 24 May, the European Union, the United States and Canada agreed to join forces on Atlantic Ocean research. The agreement focuses on aligning the ocean observation efforts of the three partners. The goals are to better understand the Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources. The work will also … Continued

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