The latest national “deprivation index”, commissioned by the independent agency Pobal and drawing on 2016’s census data, lays bare the entrenched inequality in Irish society, with disadvantage and advantage remaining stubbornly present in particular geographical areas (Irish Times news report). Working with Pobal, researchers Trutz Haase and Jonathan Pratschke, who compiled the study, note affluence is highest in … Continued
Launch of 2016 Pobal HP Deprivation Index Friday, 8th September 2017 Pobal has today launched the 2016 Pobal HP Deprivation Index through our online portal, Pobal Maps. The index provides a method of measuring the relative affluence or disadvantage of a particular geographical area using data compiled from various censuses. It is a key resource … Continued
Back in April, the Heritage Council and HeritageMaps.ie released the latest dataset mapping Ireland’s mysterious Sheela-na-Gigs. The press coverage generated a big boost in visitor numbers to the mapping resource. Blame the Sheelas. Radio interview with Pat Reid on Radio Kerry: http://www.radiokerry.ie/sheela-na-gig-symbol-ancient-subversion-sexuality-april-25th-2017/ Speaking about the new Sheela-na-Gig map, Michael Starrett, Heritage Council Chief Executive explained … Continued
To mark a year since the publication of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, and the recent Junior Pollinator Plan publications – in both English and Irish – we provide a short overview of this important initiative. The National Biodiversity Data Centre is operated by Compass Informatics on behalf of the Heritage Council, Ireland. The Centre combines … Continued
Interested in what’s around you? Want to find out more about your local heritage? Check out HeritageMaps.ie – a rich resource that Compass Informatics has had the opportunity to work on through various phases over recent years. It is a key initiative of the Heritage Council, Ireland. This map viewer is the A-Z of Ireland’s heritage … Continued
Compass Informatics operates the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, on behalf of the Heritage Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Centre publishes a regular high quality publication which is typically available for free. However in support of the annual collection day for Special Olympics Ireland, Biodiversity Ireland will be for … Continued
Compass Informatics was delighted to provide sponsorship support and to attend the OSGeo Paris Code Spring in February. This continues our support of information and location technologies events, be they open source or generally focused. We are active users of open source tools, often alongside .Net technologies, or proprietary GIS such as Esri ArcGIS. A … Continued
The Heritage Council, on behalf of whom we at Compass Informatics operate the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will support 70 full-time jobs this year, and operate a €500,000 community grants programme. The Data Centre’s work reflects the opportunities for high value employment in information management and technology, within the heritage and environment sector. The 70 full-time jobs that will … Continued
Our colleagues at the National Biodiversity Data Centre are delighted to announce our workshop programme for 2016. Visit the Centre’s website for more information. Workshop fees: €20 for standard workshops and €50 for those tailored to the professional ecologist. Book online at: www.biodiversityireland.ie/events/.
The European Space Agency’s Sentinels Scientific Data Hub is an invaluable repository of earth observation data. Many GIS users are already familiar with multispectral satellite data, such as that provided by Landsat, and the opportunities for analysis which it provides. The ESA are now also contributing to the ever growing catalogue of freely available, multispectral data … Continued
The Marine Institute have just recently upgraded and re-released Ireland’s Marine Atlas. This builds on the previous Esri-based system delivered by Compass, and now the new Leaflet-based system developed with extensive support from Compass Informatics staff. Background Ireland’s Marine Atlas is developed and maintained by the Marine Institute with funding by the Department of Environment, … Continued
Promoting good soil fertility management for increased grass production and profitability on grassland farms was the focus of the Teagasc Soil Fertility Conference, which took place in Clonmel, today, Friday 16 October. Hundreds of grassland farmers and the fertiliser industry representatives attended the conference. The new Teagasc NMP-Online, a farm nutrient management planning system, and … Continued
GoParkit is a company closely associated with Compass Informatics. The company has developed a location-smart parking platform. Take a few minutes to listen to this interview with CEO, Gearóid Ó Riain, as he talks to Richard Donelan of IrishStartUpTV.
Following our Compass15 conference, a reminder that we will also attend and contribute to the following important event: National Sustainability Summit 2015 – Securing Ireland’s Future Compass Informatics will exhibit at the National Sustainability Summit 2015, and Managing Director, Gearóid Ó Riain, will speak on achieving sustainability best practice at national and corporate levels using location … Continued
On behalf of the Compass Informatics team I wish you to thank everyone who attended the Compass15 conference this Thursday Sept 10. We hope that the day succeeded as a forum for knowledge exchange and an opportunity to make new links across organisations. We would like to recognise the contribution of our esteemed presenters and … Continued