• Mallon Technology Awarded An Bord Pleanala Project

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 2nd Apr 2014

    Mallon Technology are proud to announce that it has been contracted to digitally scan and geo-reference An Bord Pleanala's (ABP) full planning register archive. ABP is an independent, statuory body that is responsible for deciding appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in Ireland as well as ruling on all major strategic infrastructure projects. As such ABP has collected a vast amount of paper maps which it consults bef

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  • Mallon Technology Staff Member Joins IRLOGI Executive Committee

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 1st Apr 2014

    Mallon Technology is proud to announce that Niamh O'Keeffe has been selected to join the IRLOGI executive committee for the coming year. IRLOGI was formed in 1995 to represent the Irish GI community. Its mission is to stimulate the development and effective use of Geographic Information in Ireland. The organisation's strategic objectives are to act as a focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of geographic information, to e

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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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