Geological Survey of Ireland

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) forms part of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

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The Challenge

  • In 1990's and 2000's the GSI played a key role in supporting national and regional planning and development. When recession hit in 2007 and the construction industry ground to a halt, the GSI started to look at new ways to support the country.

The Solution

  • Today the GSI uses a suite of Esri software products for geospatial data management, data analysis, map production and map delivery via the web.




  • Through collaboration and partnership Esri Ireland are helping GSI to provide a much-needed boost to the Irish economy. This is supported by real return on investment figures for the use and application of GI over a number of different initiatives.


"Now we focus on a broader range of activities - with the ultimate aims of adding value, creating jobs and stimulating the economy."

Koen Verbruggen, Principal Geologist

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