Mallon Technology Present at IRLOGI Workshop

Wed 14th Jun 2017


Last week Mallon Technology were delighted to have taken part in an IRLOGI organised QGIS Workshop, hosted at the Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay, Dublin.

The workshop was put on to provide IRLOGI members and guests with an insight into QGIS through a number of different presentations that demonstrated how QGIS has been used successfully in a number of interesting case studies. QGIS is a user friendly, free and Open Source Geographic Information System and is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

With over 20 years GIS and Remote Sensing industry experience, Mallon Technology has gained significant experience in the use of QGIS to help our customers solve complex and interesting problems. As a result, 2 of our colleagues were asked to present at the workshop, providing examples of projects they had worked on using QGIS.

First up was Ian Hand who delivered a presentation titled the 'Automation of Predictive Flood Data and Map Production using QGIS'. This presentation covered the use of the QGIS Graphical Modeler and Geoalgorithm model building to generate flood hazard and flood risk maps. Following this, Calvin McCoy delivered a presentation titled 'Using QGIS to detect Wildfire burn scars from Satellite Imagery'. This presentation focused on some of the recent wildfire events in Ireland and how Satellite Imagery can be used to detect these events and assess their impact on the local environment by using QGIS.

The workshop, whilst small, was well attended with a mixed audience of GIS professionals and students turning out for the evening. Comments after the event, reflected how well the presentations were received, with those in attendance leaving informed and inspired. If you were unable to make the workshop but would like to view our presentations from the evening, we have made them available to download below. Alternatively, if you wish to learn more about our experience using QGIS, please visit our YouTube Channel to view demonstrations of our work.