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Ireland’s Content Pool
Bring your content to life with our free resource for positive tourism related purposes. Our image, video and copy collections show people, landscapes and the Irish lifestyle across a range of experiences including festivals, activities, cities, rural life and food.


Interesting idea -- but the licensing terms aren't 100% clear. This would have been much easier if it was just CC licensed!
open-data  licensing  ireland  tourism  via:damienmulley  landscapes  photos  pictures  content  failte-ireland 
29 days ago by jm
Lasers reveal 'lost' Roman roads
UK open data success story, via Tony Finch:
This LIDAR data bonanza has proved particularly helpful to archaeologists seeking to map Roman roads that have been ‘lost’, some for thousands of years. Their discoveries are giving clues to a neglected chapter in the history of Roman Britain: the roads built to help Rome’s legions conquer and control northern England.
uk  government  lidar  open-data  data  roman  history  mapping  geodata 
february 2016 by jm
England opens up 11TB of LiDAR data covering the entire country as open data
All 11 terabytes of our LIDAR data (that’s roughly equivalent to 2,750,000 MP3 songs) will eventually be available through our new Open LIDAR portal under an Open Government Licence, allowing it to be used for any purpose. We hope that by giving free access to our data businesses and local communities will develop innovative solutions to benefit the environment, grow our thriving rural economy, and boost our world-leading food and farming industry. The possibilities are endless and we hope that making LIDAR data open will be a catalyst for new ideas and innovation.


Are you reading, Ordnance Survey Ireland?
data  maps  uk  lidar  mapping  geodata  open-data  ogl 
october 2015 by jm
Eircode - The Alternatives
lest we forget -- this is a 2014-era writeup of OpenPostcode (open), Loc8 and GoCode (proprietary) as alternative options to the Eircode system
eircode  openpostcode  loc8  gocode  ireland  geocoding  mapping  location  history  open-data 
july 2015 by jm
Code-Point Open
The UK Ordnance Survey's "open data' free product, free for all uses:
Code-Point Open is FREE to view, download and use for commercial, educational and personal purposes.


(via Antoin)
via:antoin  postcodes  mapping  open-data  ordnance-survey  uk  gb  royal-mail  maps 
july 2015 by jm
GpsMapIreland
This topographic map represents Ireland. It is designed for "hillwalking". The contour lines are extracted from SRTM public data provided by NASA. These files contain a digitized ground represented by points. The sample rate defines a grid resolution for Ireland around 90m in northing and 60m in easting. In major cases, digitized points do not correspond with summits. Carrauntoohil (1039m, the highest summit of Ireland) does not appear in SRTM data. The altitude reaches only 1018m.
Data were obtain from space with a radar. Because of the relative position between the radar and the earth, a shadow appears in some conditions (along ridges, behind summits...). This shadow matches with a gap in data (Imagine you with a flashlight in a dark room. It is hard to see what is in shadow). To close these gaps, you need other data or you can do interpolation. The second solution is applied in our case. There is one square degree per SRTM file with a sample rate of 1200x1200 points/square degree at Ireland latitude. [...]
All in all you obtain contour lines pretty sufficient for walking.
hillwalking  walking  ireland  gps  garmin  open-data  srtm  maps  hiking  via:alan 
november 2014 by jm
JCDecaux Developer API
web service API for Dublin Bikes data (and other similar bikesharing services run by JCD):
Two kinds of data are delivered by the platform:

Static data provides stable information like station position, number of bike stands, payment terminal availability, etc.
Dynamic data provides station state, number of available bikes, number of free bike stands, etc.
Static data can be downloaded manually in file format or accessed through the API. Dynamic data are refreshed every minute and can be accessed only through the API.


Ruby API: https://github.com/oisin/bikes
jcdecaux  bikesharing  dublin  dublin-bikes  api  web-services  http  json  open-data 
october 2014 by jm
DublinDashboard
'provides citizens, public sector workers and companies with real-time information, time-series indicator data, and interactive maps about all aspects of the city. It enables users to gain detailed, up to date intelligence about the city that aids everyday decision making and fosters evidence-informed analysis.'
dublin  dashboards  maps  geodata  time-series  open-data  ireland 
september 2014 by jm
Riding with the Stars: Passenger Privacy in the NYC Taxicab Dataset
A practical demo of "differential privacy" -- allowing public data dumps to happen without leaking privacy, using Laplace noise addition
differential-privacy  privacy  leaks  public-data  open-data  data  nyc  taxis  laplace  noise  randomness 
september 2014 by jm
OpenPostCode demolishes the planned "Eircode" postcode system
Comprehensively ripped to shreds. Bottom line: 'Postcodes will be largely meaningless to anyone without access to the pay-walled database. It is another tax on business.'
postcodes  ireland  eircode  addressing  geocoding  mapping  maps  open-data 
april 2014 by jm
ETL for America
This is a really good post on governmental computing, open data, and so on:
The fact that I can go months hearing about "open data" without a single mention of ETL is a problem. ETL is the pipes of your house: it's how you open data.
civic  open-data  government  etl  data-pipeline  tech  via:timoreilly 
march 2014 by jm
FOI is better than tea and biscuits
Good post on the 'FOI costs too much' talking point.
I realise if you’re a councillor, tea and biscuits sounds much more appealing than transparency and being held accountable and actually having to answer to voters, but those things are what you signed up to when you stood for election.
foi  open-data  politics  government  funding 
march 2014 by jm
Realtime water level data across Ireland
Some very nice Dygraph-based time-series graphs in here, along with open CSV data. Good job!
open-data  water-levels  time-series  data  rivers  ireland  csv 
february 2014 by jm
The Irish State wishes to uninvent computers with new FOI Bill
Mark Coughlan noticed this:
The FOI body shall take reasonable steps to search for and extract the records to which the request relates, having due regard to the steps that would be considered reasonable if the records were held in paper format.


In other words, pretend that computerised database technology, extant since the 1960s, does not exist. Genius (via Simon McGarr)
funny  irish  ireland  foi  open-data  freedom  computerisation  punch-cards  paper  databases 
august 2013 by jm
EU unlocks a great new source of online innovation
Today the European Parliament voted to formally agree new rules on open data – effectively making a reality of the proposal which I first put forward just over 18 months ago, and making it easier to open up huge amounts of public sector data.


Great news -- wonder how it'll affect the Ordnance Survey of Ireland?
osi  mapping  open-data  open  data  europe  eu  neelie-kroes 
june 2013 by jm
Minister Rabbitte welcomes EU agreement on re-use of Public Sector Information
Lots of talk about "charging regimes", "income-generating public sector bodies" etc., but not a single mention of open data or free access. Terrible stuff. :( (via conoro)
via:conoro  open-access  government  public-sector  ireland  eu  open-data  public  free 
april 2013 by jm
The Oireachtas great leap backwards: it’s not just about KildareStreet.com
'it appears that the Oireachtas has decided to save time and money by eliminating entirely the stage in their workflow that parsed raw debates records into XML. This stage has been replaced with a (presumably automated) process that generates web pages from Lotus Notes. It’s easy to see how somebody with little appreciation of the value of providing open public data in a structured format could have viewed this stage as a costly luxury, and its elimination as a simple and obvious “efficiency”. It’s particularly disappointing, however, that nobody in the decision-making process seemed to be aware of how much of a backward step this “efficiency” would represent. As John Handelaar of KildareStreet.com told The Irish Times, “We are replacing 2012 with 1995 overnight”.'
kildare-street  open-data  opengov  ireland  data  oireachtas 
september 2012 by jm
PSI License [PDF]
the license under which the open data from various councils around Fingal and Dublin (see www.dublinked.ie) is being published
licensing  open-data  dublin  fingal  open  public  government  county-councils  city-council  ireland 
june 2011 by jm
Reset Ireland
'Greater access to information on the workings of government empower the public in making informed decisions on the direction they want the country to take. Open Government and media reforms can make this a reality. The key inspiration for Reset Ireland comes from projects such as the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative along with various other projects promoting openness, transparency and accountability in Government around the world.'
ireland  politics  open-data  open-access  open-government  data  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
opendata.ie
'to help citizens access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Irish Government and public sector authorities; to improve access to the Irish Government data and to establish an innovative platform that can demonstrate to government how and why they should share data'
open  data  ireland  open-data  open-source  free  datasets  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
Fingal Open Data
quite a bit of open datasets from Fingal County Council. wow (via John Handelaar)
via:handelaar  open-data  open  fingal  ireland  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Open Data Ireland Google Group
'a group for community-based discussion around Open Data in Ireland'
open-data  open  data  ireland  free-data  free  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Contributing to Open street map with an iPhone
suggests using the OSMTrack app, start driving, upload and that's it
openstreetmap  osm  apps  iphone  gps  open-data  from delicious
may 2010 by jm

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