Expert Insights

by Gearoid O'Riain

Diving App Released – Seafloor, wave, tide, shipwreck, and site info combined

Compass Informatics with the INFOMAR seabed survey programme and Comhairle Fé Thuinn announces the release of a new app for diving and snorkelling.  Available at no cost, currently for Android phone. A new diving app – the INFOMAR CFT Dive Guide – has been released by Compass Informatics, a Dublin-based information and location technologies company.  … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

CORINE landcover data released by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently completed and released CORINE 2012 data, this is an update in the CORINE data series. Compass Informatics are delighted that members of their technical team, based with the EPA, were integral to the creation of this dataset.  Congratulations also to the EPA on providing additional high quality data on … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

National Biodiversity Data Centre: Annual Review 2013 published

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has published its Annual Review 2013. This report presents an overview of the main work and achievements of the Data Centre in 2013. Some of the key achievements include, continued expansion of the national biodiversity database to publish 2.8 million biodiversity records, provision of dynamic distribution maps of 13,700 species, … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Distinguished Biodiversity Recorder Awards announced

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that Dr. Joanne Denyer and Dr. Tom Gittings are jointly to be awarded the Distinguished Recorder Award for 2014 at a special awards ceremony at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, on Friday 7th November. More than 20 nominations were received for this year’s award, and the Data … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

GeoDATA2014 – Glasgow, Belfast, London – Register now at no cost!

Along with the organisers of the GeoDATA series, Compass Informatics would like to invite you to attend GeoDATA 2014, a free* series of intuitive, one day seminars on the latest developments in the geospatial industry. The remaining 2014 events are taking place in Glasgow, Belfast and London during November and December. Compass will attend and present at each of these.  … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Symposium on Mapping Ecosystem Services

A symposium on mapping ecosystem services in Ireland will be held on February 16th 2015. Register now!   The sustainable management of our natural capital, facilitated by mapping and assessing the condition of our ecosystems and the provision of ecosystem services, is now a national and international imperative under various strategies and plans*. A Working Group … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Trimble Juno T41 Bundle Offer

Compass Informatics – Trimble Mobile Computing Solutions Dealers Q3 Special Pricing: Juno T41 Data Collector, 1D/2D Imager, 3G Voice and Data, and FREE Accessories.  Note this pricing discount on specific Juno T41 models is only good through Oct. 1. The Juno T41 is an outstanding data collector designed for mobile field workers. Available in either … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Nutrient Management Planning tools under development for agriculture

Compass Informatics, a Dublin-based information and location technologies company announces its appointment as contractor to design and develop Nutrient Management Software Tools to serve the nutrient management planning needs of Irish farmers. Using web-based tools, digital mapping, and a nutrient management planning ‘wizard’ the technology team will develop tools which allow farmers to target increasingly … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

StoryMap brings the Wild Ireland Tour to you

We have been using the Esri StoryMap to bring the 3,200km Wild Ireland Tour to life for you.  Story maps are lightweight, web apps that combine web maps created using ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based mapping system, with multimedia content—text, photos, video, and audio. We will be enhancing the StoryMap as we go along including addition of … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Biodiversity Recording App Released

Compass Informatics with the National Biodiversity Data Centre announces the release of a new app for biodiversity and species recording.  Available at no cost for Android and Apple phone. A new biodiversity app for smartphones means that casual and professional nature watchers can contribute to the building of the national information resource on our environment.  … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Compass awarded GIS framework by National Transport Authority

Following a public tendering procedure, Compass Informatics has been awarded a contract for provision of GeoSpatial Information Support Services to the National Transport Authority, Ireland.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a key requirement for the NTA in supporting its transport planning remit and informing investment and service priorities. The Authority has engaged Compass Informatics to … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

MicroSurvey free evaluation downloads

As part of our survey and field systems unit, we supply the full range of MicroSurvey software solutions. MicroSurvey have twenty five years of experience in developing complete software solutions for surveying and mapping. Land surveyors, construction professionals and civil engineers using total stations, GPS, and data collectors use MicroSurvey desktop and handheld software to increase … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Non-Native Species Risk Assessments Consultation

Notification of Second Round of Public Consultation on Non-native Species Risk Assessments Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the National Biodiversity Data Centre (as operated by Compass Informatics) have been tasked by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to undertake risk assessments on certain non-native species. The risk assessments provide evidence-based knowledge that will be used by … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

Liam’s Wild Ireland Tour

A trip around Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife In Compass Informatics we are in the lucky position of applying our work to the effective use and management of our environment and its assets, be they built or natural.  We create systems, analyse data, assist decision-making – and do this using expert skills combined with many … Continued

by Gearoid O'Riain

New Spectra SP80 covers all six GNSS systems

Spectra Precision’s SP80 is a new level GNSS receiver. It brings together traditional GNSS RTK technology with innovative GNSS processing.  Thanks to Z-Blade processing software running on the manufacturer’s new 6G ASIC with 240 channels, all 6 GNSS systems (BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS) are completely utilized. See for full details and then contact … Continued

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