Tad Cantwell


OpenStreetMap Ireland is having a second lockdown building mapping marathon over November and maybe beyond, with a video talk/s over the weekend. What are we doing? :- Mapping buildings in Ireland everyday in the month of November. Why? :- There is a lockdown, so we are making staying at home […]

#Mapvember Lockdown extravaganza


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On the 15 of August, as part of National heritage week, the OSM community decided to focus on the historical town of Clonmel, since the central part of the island overall has less coverage compared to the coastal cities. With Clonmel rapidly base-mapped from satellite imagery the previous week all that […]

Socially distant mapping for Clonmel Heritage week


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The week long event mixes a focus on a particular task and online events that help boast mapping skills. Monday 20th CorkTuesday 21st DerryWeds 22nd GalwayThursday 23rd LimerickFriday 24th NewrySaturday 25th DroghedaSunday 26th DerryMonday 27th CorkBut feel free to map other places as well. The first online event was held […]

Map at home event update



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Openstreetmap Ireland is proud to announce our new Youtube page for videos related to mapping on the island of Ireland, starting with a tutorial for a complete beginner to start contributing to the Building Ireland project which can be watched here. We will be putting out more in-dept tutorials for […]

YouTube channel Launch


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We are currently working to arrange events around the island of Ireland for 2020, in coordination with our new community project that will be announced soon. There will be mixture of online events and events around the island of Ireland, similar to 2019 that collaborate with universities, a hackerspace and […]

Events for 2020


The last meet of the year was in Kilkenny at the New Work Junction co-working space, on the 30th of Nov. It was attended by local people, and people from the Dublin, Wexford and Galway among other places. As a change to the previous meetup, after a short introduction, those […]

Kilkenny Event Blog



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As mentioned in the post on the Newry mapathon high quality drone imagery was available to map with. Here is a tutorial on how to access it and use it in the ID editor or JOSM for mapping. To access this wonderful imagery go to www.openaerialmap.org, first go to click […]

Using drone imagery of Newry


The Saturday after the Newry Mapathon it was back down to NUI Galway, and the Insight centre, which after our presentation and workshops a couple of months before, held an OSM event as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival. Local, veteran mapper and the ever busy Dave Corley, […]

Community Event – NUI Galway


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On the 16th of Nov Newry Digital, a group dedicated to building the local tech community held an OpenStreetMap Mapathon event as part of their work to build up employment in the area. There was attendance from children to adults who know about the place from the groups work running […]

Community Event in Newry