The changing world of content delivery offers new perspectives for OSi`s mapping-as-a-service strategy. The organization is working with the ADAPT Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin to create a spatial data management model. „Related data” marks the shift of human-readable HTML documents, linked by hyperlinks, to machine-readable documents that connect data between web systems around the world. The publication of OSi`s geographic data as Internet-related data allows third parties to study and use the data through a combination of simple standardized technologies, for example.B. Single Resource ID (URI) operating on the Internet`s existing HTTP infrastructure (an URI identifies a resource by location or name, or both). The data is available both via the Triple Pattern Fragments server and the web client, a fore-goal for linked data (z.B. by Dublin County HTTP-URI suites) and as downloadable datasset for local use. OSi`s PRIME2 database consists of more than 50 million clearly referenced geographic objects, and many of them will have URIs when the time comes. About a year ago, OSi launched a web geo-portal called GeoHive, which offers free access to Irish space data through a data catalog and map viewer. MapGenie, a commercial mapping service, already existed and gave public and private sector clients access to map data. However, using MapGenie requires GIS software or OGC-compatible web applications, while GeoHive data can be viewed and viewed directly. GeoHive and its data initiatives support Ireland`s public sector reform plan for 2014-2016.
As part of the plan, OSi was invited to develop a national geodata strategy and establish a national mapping agreement to ensure the release of a national geographic platform for the public sector. This shows that the central government recognizes the importance of geographic information. Bray expects the national mapping agreement to come into force in 2017. „This allows us to disclose all of our data as part of a centralized licensing agreement for the public sector. Mapping is no longer just about places — today it`s about objects. We had 5000 sheets of maps that described large-format data for Ireland, and we now have a unique database with millions of unique objects. Each of these objects has a position reference. We need to make sure that all public organizations talk about the same objects and the same „somewhere.” That is why part of the current national strategy must be education and conscience, and we will help our colleagues to change. This new service, provided by Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), provides all government authorities (departments and public agencies) with access to OSi geographic data (usually known as geographic data or GI) and assists in mapping, data analysis, scenario modelling and decision-making. The OSi`s numerical data also confirms important public services, including planning, land ownership and national infrastructure (roads, water, gas, electricity and telecommunications).
IG is used not only for mapping, but also for data analysis, scenario modeling and decision-making. The GI can be integrated with other datasets and allows a visual interpretation of the information. The IG has enormous value for decision makers, for example, it improves navigation and route planning, which reduces travel times, emissions and fuel costs. Gi also targets public services by location, population profile and other variables. In short, the IG is a powerful asset for policy makers and policy makers.