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  • Programmable City Launch

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 27th Mar 2014

    This week Justin Kidd attended the launch of the Programmable City Project at NUI Maynooth, headed by Prof Rob Kitchin, director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis, and funded by a European Research Council award. This research project aims to explore the concept of the smart city, and how software makes a difference to our urban lives - socially, spatially and economically. The project was officially launched

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  • Military Pensions Collection Launch

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 28th Jan 2014

    The Irish Military Service Pensions Collection, the first release of which was launched last week by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny T.D., is a cornerstone project of the Irish Government Decade of Centenaries 2012-2022. Mallon Technology were an integral part of the project having won the tender to digitise the paper documents into digital format. The project was awarded in 2010 and we supplied a team of 4 archive scanning personnel to the

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  • Collaborative Map Making

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 10th Dec 2013

    As of 2005 only 15% of the world had been accurately mapped. This figure is drawn into stark contrast in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. Without access to an accurate map, aid and relief can be slowed down considerably and during the recovery process can hide the economic potential of unused land or roads. Lalitesh Katragadda’s TED talk highlights a collaborative map making tool that enables people around the globe to ma

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  • Augmented Reality

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 3rd Dec 2013

    Augmented reality has long been touted as an emerging technology, not just in GIS fields, but in personal electronics also. Smart phones bring the capacity for millions of users to use augmented reality on an everyday basis. However, its uptake has been slow and limited to those with a deeper interest in the technology. This TED Talk given by Blaise Agüera y Arcas aims to change the perspective of augmented reality and show off its t

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  • Making Sense of Maps

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 27th Nov 2013

    Have you ever struggled to make sense of public transport maps in a new or foreign city and why are they so much easier to understand in my own city? Well, this interesting Talk by Aris Venetikidis at TEDx Dublin 2012 helps to explain how we move around a city based on the maps we draw in our minds. He attempts to explore what can be learnt from people’s mental maps with an aim of producing better real life maps. In the talk he take

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  • Smart Ocean Forum 2013

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 11th Nov 2013

    Last week Ciara McQuillan and Paul Farrell attended the SmartOcean Forum 2013 which took place at Titanic Belfast on 5 th & 6th of November. The purpose of this all-island event was to highlight the potential of our ocean resources to support shared opportunities in delivering hi-tech products and services to global marine markets. The forum was extremely interesting and showcased an array of industry speakers as well as an industry

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  • IRLOGI African Volunteer Sponsorship Programme 2013

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 23rd Oct 2013

    Congratulations to Orla McManus who has sadly left us, but has been selected onto the IRLOGI Africa Geographical Information Volunteer Scheme to take up a position as a Geographical Information Volunteer. Orla took up her 12 week placement on 30 th September and will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya, working for the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). The RCMRD is an intergovernmental organisation made up of

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  • IRLOGI - GIS Ireland 2013

    By Andrew Bennett | Fri 18th Oct 2013

    The 18 th Annual GIS Ireland Conference, hosted by IRLOGI, this year took place in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin, on 17th October. At the event we showcased our range of products, services, GIS skills and expertise to the wider GI community on our stand at which Andrew is pictured. There were a wide range of topics discussed throughout the day providing a great opportunity to learn about upcoming trends and technologies and meet

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  • AGI-NI 2013 Conference

    By Andrew Bennett | Fri 11th Oct 2013

    On 10th October Andrew Bennett, Brendan Sheehy, Claire Breslin and Eric Hardiman attended the AGI-NI Conference in Riddel Hall, Belfast. The theme of the conference was ‘Future NI: Enhancing Business Intelligence for Effective and Efficient Decision Making’. AGI-NI provides a local focus for GI businesses and provides them with an opportunity to share their knowledge, data and experiences with other likeminded businesses. Featured, w

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