Survey conference

From Kevin Mooney in DIT, notice of a new conference for surveyors in Ireland:

With the loss of the Survey Ireland Conference in recent years there is a gap in the market for updating Surveyors and Survey-Engineers in new technological developments.

With this in mind and as part of the Department of Spatial Information Sciences (DSIS) response to Industry needs, the DSIS will host a modified Survey Ireland Event on Thursday March 15th in Bolton Street.

The event is free to all to attend and details are attached.
To find out more about this conference and to register please follow this link:
You will also find details of a DIT/EuroSDR Colloquium of keynote presentations and discussions on the day before – Wednesday 14th March – and a link to a two-day seminar launching elearning course on Monday and Tuesday of what we are designating DIT Survey Week from 12th to 15th March 2012

Competition for Research Students

From the HEA website:

The Higher Education Authority and the Irish Independent are inviting research students in any discipline at an Irish higher education institution to make a short submission on the difference that your research work will make to a particular aspect of Irish life, to the country as a whole or indeed, internationally.

Five researchers, who in the opinion of an independent adjudication panel, will be put forward and the most innovative or challenging ideas will be invited to present how their research is making an impact at a public event at The Helix at Dublin City University on the 24th April. They will have a maximum of ten minutes to make the presentation, followed by a brief question and answer session with an expert panel. Two awards of €2500 will be awarded to the winner, who will be picked by the panel and one by secondary school students in the Audience.

If you would like to enter this competition, then before 5pm on Monday, 27th of February, make and submit your submission. The submission can be in any format – written (no more than 1,000 words), audio-visual (no more than 10 minutes in length) or any other form.

New Geospatial website

Finally some public sector data is making it online in map form.

from the OSI, CSO and NUIM is a portal for mapoping and exporting census data in map form. Its not perfect (the language needs simplefying for a non-geotech audience) and theres no RS data, or RS derived data up there yet but its a start