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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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  • AGI GeoCommunity 2013 Conference

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 26th Sep 2013

    On 18th September Sean Cleary attended the AGI GeoCommunity 2013 conference in Nottingham. AGI GeoCommunity is the largest independent conference in the UK digital mapping and data calendar. The conference provides tangible insight and leadership in current geographic information and location based issues via a range of keynote addresses and conference papers, a showcase exhibition, as well as by hands on training and face to face dele

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  • LIDAR workshops

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 25th Sep 2013

    We recently completed some very interesting workshops on LIDAR with Brian Clifford. Brian is currently completing his PhD in University College Dublin where he has been evaluating LIDAR in studies of Irish forestry. LIDAR (light detection and ranging) is a remote-sensing technology (usually from an aeroplane) commonly used to survey forests. We used FUSION software in the workshops that was developed by the United States Forest Service. P

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  • The Power of GIS

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 18th Sep 2013

    Here at Mallon Technology we all know how powerful and informative Geographical Information can be. GIS is able to bring data and information to life in a way that no other system can, making it more engaging and easier to conceive. By using GIS we can sieve through seemingly endless and unimportant amounts of data to interpret and display it in a graphic and visually pleasing manner. Rather than just displaying such information in a lis

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  • The Field Names of County Meath Book Launch

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 16th Jul 2013

    Last Thursday 27th June I attended the launch of the Book 'The Field Names of County Meath' in Navan. Congratulations to Joan, John and the rest of the Meath Field Names Committee on a excellent night and a successful launch. They have produced a fantastic book with true heritage and local interest value and myself and the rest of us at Mallon Technology were very pleased to assist them with the digital mapping for the website and bo

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  • Remote Sensing and Archaelogy

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 17th Jun 2013

    ArcLand’s two day conference K2U2 (from Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns – remotely detecting the past) was held in Dublin City Council buildings on 9th& 10thMay 2013. It was attended by Niamh, Aisling, Maria and Conor. Over twenty speakers primarily from Ireland, UK and Europe gave a range of papers in regard to remote sensing (Aerial Photography, Satellite Imagery, LiDAR, Geophysical survey i.e. all methods of non-invasive archaeolo

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