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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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OpenStreetMap Ireland was recently selected as one of the recipients of a OSMF 2020 microgrant. Our application: Microgrants 2020 – Proposal – OSM Ireland Buildings. As OSM Ireland we are keen to get as many people as possible to take part in the OSM Ireland Buildings project. Where we are […]

OSM Ireland Buildings Sticker Design Competition



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For Heritage Week 2020, volunteers at OpenStreetMap Ireland and local people with an interest in history are working together. Together mappers and local history enthusiasts will try to record all historical sites in the town of Clonmel in County Tipperary. By mid August it is hoped hope to have all buildings (churches, pubs, […]

Putting Clonmel’s History on the Map


The financial year of 2020 was the first year of trading for OpenStreetMap Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee. The financial year ran from the 20th of November 2018, to the 30th of April 2020. All revenue from for the financial year was generated from memberships. Euro GBP Memberships: Student: 2 […]

OpenStreetMap Ireland Financials 2020





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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 organising a week long, online mapping campaign on its present #osmIRL_buildings task starting on Monday the 20th April and running until the following Monday the 27th of April. The mapping campaign will be interspersed with video sessions, featuring talks, demos and coordinated mapathons that will allow mappers […]

#StayHomeAndMapIRL



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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



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In 2008 the State of the Map was held in Limerick, Ireland and ever since there have been utters and suggestions that there should be an official local chapter in Ireland. Roll on to State of the Map 2019 and OSM Ireland has now recognised by the Open Street Map […]

OSM Ireland is now an official chapter!!


After our successful launch in October, it is time to get back into the swing of things and start our meetups again. Tog in Blackpitts will be the venue again, and their informal and relaxed common area will be used to map, socialize, learn and share. Ciarán Staunton has offered […]

OSM meetup TOG Dublin 24th Nov 2018 @ 11am – ...




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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. ...