Minister Launches GIS Study


The OSi web site News announces that ….

Authoritative geographic information now represents a valuable sector of the economy and a potential growth area for Ireland. The location-based services industry is forecast to be worth $14billion by 2014. OSi has substantial expertise in the provision of geographic information to individuals and organiations.

To mark World Geographic Information Day (14 November) in Ireland, Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd TD has commissioned an economic study on the size and potential of the Geographic Information sector in Ireland.

Photo: Hugh Mangan Business and Marketing Manager OSi, Ciaran Kirk Irish Mapping & GIS Solutions, Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd TD, Ordnance Survey Ireland CEO Geraldine Ruane, Paul Synnott Country Manager ESRI Ireland and Gearóid Ó Rían Managing Director and Founder Compass Informatics.

Ordnance Survey Ireland also hosted a breakfast briefing in Dublin, to celebrate World GIS Day. Attending the event were Minister of State Fergus O’ Dowd along with OSi customers and partners.

The purpose of the event, as well as further promoting World GIS Day, was to bring together some of the key businesses who work in the GI industry in Ireland, to highlight the size and potential of this sector and to show how GIS is impacting on the way business is done in Ireland today