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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!!


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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



I’ve been meaning to write about OpenStreetMap Ireland‘s townland mapping project for some time. It’s a wonderful example of how historical maps are of significant value in creating really useful data on OpenStreetMap which is just as relevant as it today as was in the past. The immediate reason for […]

Irish Vice Counties