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  • Examining Ireland's Housing Crisis

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 8th Jan 2018

    Over the past 12 months in Ireland, one topic that has continued to dominate the headlines is that is of the housing crisis affecting the country. Rising prices, a growing population and a shortage of available houses has meant that younger people are being squeezed out of the property market. As a result of the crisis, the number of homeless people has risen by as much as 30% across the country. But how bad is the housing crisis in

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  • Ireland as seen from Sentinel-2

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 18th Jan 2017

    Following a year in which the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus programme has captured more of the Earth than ever before, we are pleased to announce that we have put together the first complete map of the island of Ireland using images captured by ESA's Sentinel-2a satellite. The Copernicus programme is at the cornerstone of the European Union's efforts to monitor the Earth and its diverse ecosystems. Copernicus consists o

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  • Premier League 2016/17 Fixtures Map

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 15th Jun 2016

    Today is the day that football fans around the country have been waiting for as the Premier League Fixtures are announced for the 2016/17 season! Much has changed this season with the Premier League getting a new look, clubs moving or renovating grounds, new Friday night matches and new faces being brought in, which is why we are here to help fans navigate their way through the full list of fixtures. Ahead of the new Premier League seaso

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  • Sentinel-2 Map of Ireland

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 22nd Mar 2016

    When the latest satellite from the European Space Agency's observation programme, Sentinel-2a, was launched back in June 2015, it heralded a new era in Earth Observation. Sentinel-2a is one of the most advanced Earth Observation satellites in operation, capable of delivering Multi-spectral data across 13 bands of light at a maximum resolution of 10m, with a revisit period of 5 days. In-orbit testing of the satellite was complete by the s

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  • First Release of Sentinel-2 images of Ireland

    By Andrew Bennett | Fri 15th Jan 2016

    When the latest satellite from the European Space Agency's observation programme, Sentinel-2a, was launched back in June 2015, it heralded a new era in Earth Observation. Sentinel-2a is one of the most advanced Earth Observation satellites in operation, capable of delivering Multi-spectral data across 13 bands of light at a maximum resolution of 10m, with a revisit period of 5 days. In-orbit testing of the satellite was complete by the s

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  • Christmas Around the World

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 30th Nov 2015

    As we move ever closer to December, Christmas lights in towns across the country begin to flicker into life, signalling for many, the official start of the Christmas season. For millions of children around the world, all this activity can only mean one thing..... Father Christmas is coming to town! This is the time of year when letters are written to Santa with much expectation of what will lie in wait under the Christmas tree come the b

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  • International GIS Day 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 11th Nov 2015

    To help celebrate this year's International GIS Day we have delved deep into the history books to uncover the true history and origins of GIS to see just how much has changed and developed since the early days back in the 1960's. The early beginnings of GIS has its roots in Canada in the 1960's, where Roger Tomlinson, now widely credited as the 'Father of GIS', introduced the concept of Geographic Information Systems to the Canada Land Inv

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  • Halloween's Scariest Films

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 28th Oct 2015

    October is upon us and the nights are drawing in, that can only mean one thing... time to light the fire and curl up on the sofa with a good film. However, this October make sure to lock your doors and keep all the lights on, as in anticipation of Halloween we have mapped out all of the scariest films and their locations so you know exactly what to watch over Halloween night. Covered on our map are a host of classic horror movies and

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  • Rugby World Cup 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 17th Sep 2015

    The Rugby World Cup is only a day away and anticipation is already building for what promises to be a blockbuster tournament! England will kick off the tournament against Fiji tomorrow night, with an expectant Twickenham crowd behind them hoping to roar their team to a second World Cup success. Standing in the host nation's way are the remaining home nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as France and the Southern Hemisphere powe

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