Ireland has become a major driver of geospatial solutions in Europe.
In fact, in 2012, the geospatial industry generated sales or output worth €117.5 million, and contributed more than €69.3 million in terms of Gross Added Value to the economy and spent a total €84.4 million on wages and salaries.
And that’s not the end of the story. Many experts predict that this need for geospatial solutions will continue to increase tremendously over the next five to 10 years.
This exciting trend demonstrates that many private sector companies in Ireland already realize the true value of geospatial data for enhancing overall decision-making. Businesses across a multitude of disparate industries, from insurance to banking to transportation, tap into the never-ending and rapidly emerging technological advances to get a better understanding of how their decisions can be improved with better geospatial awareness.
Next month, IMGS (Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions) hosts its Geospatial User Groups in Dublin and Belfast, showcasing local implementations of Hexagon Geospatial’s technology. Taking place on September 25th in Dublin and on September 30th in Belfast, these events will play a critical role in advancing the dialogue about the true value of geospatial solutions in this country.
At the IMGS Dublin event, I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for our expansion in the region. I also eagerly anticipate discussing how our solutions can truly transform you into a more effective organization through the efficient use of geospatial data.
In many ways, Ireland is experiencing a geospatial renaissance, and we look forward facilitating the use of imagery, mapping and data to further strengthen this great nation.