Yearly archives: 2016


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Well we have finally hit 95% townland coverage for the entire island!!  It definitely feels like we are on the home stretch now and will hit 100% coverage in a few months time.  The following is a screen-shot from www.townlands.ie   And a map showing the areas which have still […]

Targets hit this week – 24th May 2016


OpenStreetMap (OSM) Ireland members will meet Saturday 23rd of April in Dublin and do OSM mappy stuff on laptops in TOG. Like an indoor mapping party / hack day / social meet up / barcamp. If you’d like to learn more about OpenStreetMap, come along! Want to start mapping your […]

Meet Up – April 2016


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The following was originally posted by rorym in his OSM Diary. Original entry here In the UK they are doing a quarterly project to map more schools and there is a list of schools in Ireland from the Department of Education, but that only has addresses, not locations. I thought […]

An attempt to geocode the list of schools from Dept. ...



Rory has added a nice heatmap to the townlands.ie website ( http://www.townlands.ie/page/maps/ ) which changes colour based on when the townland was added to the database. The image below shows the state of play on the 27th January 2016.

Townland Heat Map


Collaboration with Blueprint Reprographics 1
One of our members, Brian Hollinshead, has been doing stellar work gathering out-of-copyright map sheets for use in updating OSM data around Ireland, one example being the Townland boundaries. The biggest issue with using these sheets is often its quite difficult to get them scanned to an appropriate quality to […]

Collaboration with Blueprint Reprographics