Expert Insights

by Gearoid O'Riain

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan – Marking a year of action

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Discovering local heritage –

Interested in what’s around you? Want to find out more about your local heritage? Check out – 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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Biodiversity Ireland: Issue 13 on sale now with proceeds going to Special Olympics Ireland

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass sponsor OSGeo Paris 2016 Code Sprint

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Heritage Council supports 70 jobs plus a community-focused heritage grants programme

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Identifying and Recording Ireland’s Biodiversity – 2016 Workshop Programme

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:

by Gearoid O'Riain

Flood mapping using Sentinel-1 data

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Ireland’s Marine Atlas Re-Released

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

NMP Online Launched by Minister Hayes

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

What’s all this about GoParkit then? An interview with CEO, Gearóid Ó Riain

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.

by Gearoid O'Riain

See you at…National Sustainability Summit 2015

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass15: Thank You!

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

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass Informatics in an infographic

Trying to capture the essence of Compass Informatics in an infographic! Share on Twitter We hope you enjoy browsing through the information graphic below.  Mixing icons, graphics, figures, word clouds, and key text, it has been an interesting exercise to try and capture just a sense of Compass Informatics in an 950kb png. Or download a … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

National Biodiversity Data Centre publishes its Annual Review 2014

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has just published its Annual Review 2014. The review provides an overview of the different work programmes that were delivered by the National Biodiversity Data Centre during the year. The Centre is operated by Compass Informatics on behalf of the Heritage Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass Informatics & the Namibia SDI Plan

Compass Informatics and its principal SDI expert, Roger Longhorn, was selected by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) to provide guidance to the Committee for Spatial Data (CSD) in developing the 5-year NSDI Strategy and Action Plan for Namibia.  This followed an open public call for proposals. The work began with a visit by the consultant … Continued

What our clients say...

"The Compass team combine top class skills and hold integrity dear."
"The Compass team combine top class skills and hold integrity dear."

“The analytical data provided by Compass applications allows us to make better decisions”
“The analytical data provided by Compass applications allows us to make better decisions”

Latest News

Shortlisted for Water Industry Awards UK – Data Project of the Year

Compass Informatics has been shortlisted for Data Project of the Year in the Water Industry Awards for its... Click Here

Compass Informatics & Tracsis take positive steps

We are pleased to announce that Compass Informatics has become part of the Tracsis group of companies as of January... Click Here

UCD Champions Scholarship from Compass

Compass Informatics has donated to the University College Dublin (UCD) Champions Fund to provide a one year... Click Here

Our Locations

  • Compass Informatics Limited
  • Block 8, Blackrock Business Park
  • Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
  • County Dublin, Ireland, A94 W209
  • +353-1-210 4580
  • Compass Informatics UK Limited
  • Templar House, 1 Sandbeck Court, Sandbeck Way
  • Wetherby, LS22 7BA
  • United Kingdom
  • +44-1937-833933
Cape Town
  • Dira Informatics (PTY) Ltd.
  • P.O. Box 4499, Tygervalley
  • 7536 Cape Town, South Africa
  • (Operating as an associated company)
  • +27-76-8147758