Streamlining Photogrammetry Processes for Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Ciarian KirkAbout the Author: Ciarian Kirk

Ciarian Kirk is operations director at IMGS, where for nearly 20 years he has advocated for the intelligent use of data and digital transformation. His appreciation for geospatial technology started while he was growing up in Ireland, creating his own maps of the country’s terrain. He has degrees from Dundalk Institute of Technology and Technological University Dublin.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) manages numerous mapping and location data responsibilities for the entire nation. OSNI needed to overcome inefficiencies and challenges from disconnected data capture and validation systems, and it needed a solution to integrate with its existing workflow.

IMGS, a Hexagon partner, implemented a single, end-to-end, integrated software platform that is used to update a national large-scale vector map of Nortahern Ireland – the sole authorized national vector map of the area. It’s based on two tools from Hexagon, the GeoMedia GIS solution and the ImageStation production mapping and photogrammetry platform.

The solution from Hexagon and IMGS brought together previously siloed systems into a seamless new platform, supporting economic and social development and benefiting all organizations in need of quality mapping products in Northern Ireland.

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