Free to a good home. 1m LIDAR data

A new collaboration between the Geological Survey Ireland, National Monument Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Discovery Programme is making high resolution topographic data freely available to the public.  


The web viewer is located here. Both terrain and surface models can be downloaded at 1 metre resolution.

There is a short instruction video on the site for downloading and importing into a GIS.

Left-clicking on the map brings up some metadata: survey location, data provider, resolution, date of acquisition and RMS error.

This is a brilliant initiative for researchers across many fields and, fingers crossed, more data will be added soon. A number of other organisations have expressed an interest in making data available through this site and version 2.0 is already being planned!



OSGeoIE 2018

From Peter Mooney in Maynooth U:

In collaboration with a few others I am one of the organisers of the forthcoming OSGeoIE 2018 Symposium in Portlaoise. The preliminary programme is here . As you can see there are lots of EO related talks.




Map of the month-March

Our latest map of the month is published on the Teagasc website.

It’s a map showing the percentage likelihood that a field boundary is a stone wall and not a ditch or hedge. We’re using this within a farm classification project but we thought some people would interested in it as a stand alone map. (Full res PDF here)






ESRI’s Natural Resources Past Webinars in Agriculture and Forestry

Stay on top of trends, technical advancements, and best practices related to GIS in natural resources with ESRI’s free webinars. The Esri Natural Resources webinar series highlights subjects relevant to your organization’s missions, workflows, and operations.

Past Webinars on Agriculture and Forestry

ESA COPERNICUS: Meet Sentinel-3

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, is set for launch on 25 April. Discover this multitalented mission and follow preparations for the liftoff of Europe’s next Copernicus satellite

Sentinel-3 latest news

Sentinel-3 over land

Maynooth University are looking for a EO lecturer

Maynooth University Geography Department is seeking an excellent academic to join the staff as a Lecturer in Remote Sensing / Geographic Information Science.

This is a permanent position  starting 1 September 2018. The further details on the position are here – The closing date is 13 May 2018.

Mallon Technology are looking for a new Remote Sensing Analyst

The post is based in Laois and the closing date for applications is the 8th of May 2018.  Full details available on theirwebsite.