Space and Place Awards 2016


We are now open for submissions to IRLOGIs Space and Place Awards 2016

Who should enter? If you have a relevant project that has taken place over the last 12-18 months, whether it’s a new project or a major enhancement of an existing project, then you are more than welcome to submit an entry.
Cost: Entry to the Awards is FREE
Categories: Please see table below for details of this years categories
Entry Form:

Closing Date: The closing date for entries has been extended to this Friday September 2nd @5.30pm
Contact: If you have any questions regarding the awards please email us at
IRLOGI’s Space and Place Award Categories 2016
Award Description
1. Excellence in Geospatial Data Visualisation This award recognises the importance of effective presentation in geospatial web maps and applications. In all industries, excellent data visualisation, clear cartographic representation and user friendly interfaces are essential in order to maximise the effectiveness of geospatial information.

WINNER: Ordnance Survey Ireland


GeoHive is an initiative by Ordnance Survey Ireland to provide easy access to publically available spatial data. GeoHive provides free, web-based access to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), and other authoritative geo-spatial datasets. Users can link information from different authoritative sources all on one map to provide a deeper understanding of topics that impact on our lives, offering different perspectives on location-based issues.

2. Excellence in Geospatial Technology This award recognises any company or individual who has used technology and geospatial data to deliver a smart solution. This can be through an innovative web, mobile or desktop application, or an innovative technical infrastructure for a GI project. The solution can be local or cloud-based and use commercial or open source technology and data.

WINNER: Geological Survey of Ireland

PROJECT NAME: Tellus Communications Viewer:

As part of the Tellus programme, a low flying airborne survey is in operation. Geophysical data acquisition is undertaken by an aircraft flying at 60 metres above ground level over rural Ireland. The management of the survey is data-intensive – requiring geospatial information, flight plans and comprehensive records of stakeholder engagement.  To manage this effectively, Tellus needed to develop a single, easy-to-use system that combines all of this data; which could be used remotely and by multiple operators.

3. Excellence in Media based Geospatial Data This award recognises an outstanding Media and Communications based geospatial project. The project should demonstrate the value of using geospatial information to effectively convey a message through online news articles, blogs or other forms of media.

WINNER: Environmental Protection Agency

PROJECT NAME: allows easier public access to water-related environmental data that has been gathered by the EPA and other bodies, with slick map pages integrated with nearly 5000 dynamically generated pages of data on water features that are updated regularly, including long term trends for each waterbody. The resource is the culmination of extensive collaboration between the EPA, local authorities and other organisations in compiling key datasets, and is a one-stop mobile friendly hub for information on water.

The site encourages further community involvement through sign up to the quarterly Catchments Newsletter, catchment stories, and updates about water related events in your county.

4. IRLOGIs Excellence Award This award recognises a particularly exemplary Geospatial project which reflects excellence in at least 2 of the areas covered by the other IRLOGI awards. The award is at the discretion of IRLOGI and is solely based on feedback from the award judges.

WINNER: Waterford City and County Council

PROJECT NAME: Environmental Surveys

Following the amalgamation of Waterford City, County and Dungarvan Town Council, senior staff within the merged Environment section quickly spotted the need for increased efficiency, uniformity of method and oversight when carrying out complex and time consuming surveys.

One such set of surveys, are those required for the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) National Litter Pollution Monitoring System (NLPMS).

The purpose of this project was to replace; 1) the existing NLPMS paper based surveys and capturing of photographs 2) manual completion of the NLPMS spreadsheets and databases, with a smartphone app and survey results writer.

5. Excellence in Geospatial Student Project The IRLOGI Student Poster Competition offers a great opportunity for students to present their Geospatial projects and research to an audience of national and international geospatial professionals. This award recognises the exemplary application of geospatial technologies and information in an academic environment.

WINNER: Fergus Fahey (DIT / Future Analytics Consulting)

PROJECT NAME: A Tale of Two Suburbs: A GIS Analysis of the 1911 Census for Rathmines and Pembroke


Good Luck!

Kind regards,

The IRLOGI Awards team

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