Launch of Meath Field Names Interactive Map

Fri 27th Jun 2014

Meath Field Names Interactive Map Launch

Mallon Technology wishes to congratulate Meath Field Names on the successful launch of their new interactive mapping feature which was showcased to the public at a special launch event held in Navan Library.

The launch has further highlighted the excellent work carried out by the Meath Field Names project in helping to preserve and record the historic Field Names of County Meath, along with the history, features, origins and folklores behind them. The project which began in 2008 has so far collected records for just over 24,700 fields from approximately 850 townlands, with work ongoing to gather field names for the remaining townlands not already surveyed.

The first phase of the project saw the launch of the Meath Field Names book last year which has been very well received, both in the local community and wider afield. The interactive map is a continuation of the work carried out on the book. It aims to provide further access to the information collected and allows a user to view all the field names gathered for a particular townland together. In total the map contains over 30,000 fields with almost 2.7 million elements of attribute data attached.

The launch event was very well attended and featured speeches from John Cullen, the Project Chairman, Jim Holloway, Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Mairead McGuiness MEP, Diarmuid Lally, Chairman Meath IFA and our own David McQuillan. David gave a 45 minute demonstration of the interactive mapping, detailing the usage of the map and the map integration features.

Overall, the launch night was a great success and the Meath Field Names project has produced not only a fantastic book but a brilliant interactive website which will preserve the heritage and history of Meath for future generations. Mallon Technology were delighted to assist with the digital mapping for the book as well as the digitisation of the historical data and supply of the interactive web map.

To view the interactive map or to find out more about the project please visit the Meath Field Names website.