This is a list of the key Irish GIS data sources (including some geoportals) that provide information sets that can be used in geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial databases. These datasets can be used for purposes of geospatial analysis, cartographic mapping across a range of industry sectors..

Data portals and viewers:

  • AIRO Data Store - Provides many data-sets available from a wide range of sources and sectors set up at the national or all-island scale. The data is currently available as .csv and .shp format.

  • - Ireland's open data portal. Promoting innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats.

  • Dublinked - 250 freely available open datasets relating to the Dublin region for citizens, developers, researchers, and government.

  • EU Open Data Portal - The European Union Open Data Portal (EU ODP) gives you access to open data published by EU institutions and bodies. All the data you can find via this catalogue are free to use and reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

  • GeoHive - GeoHive is an initiative by Ordnance Survey Ireland to provide easy web-based access to spatial data from more than 35 public sector organisations. GeoHive allows you view multiple layers of data on a OSi basemap of your choice.

  • Geoportal - Ireland's Inspire Portal - This portal is a shared government resource that provides access to a network of spatial data from a wide variety of Irish public bodies and organisations for download and viewing.




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