INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IRLOGI

Description
Organisation: 
Irish Organisation for Geographic Information
Acronym: 
IRLOGI
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Mission: To represent the Irish GI Community and to support the effective use of Geographic Information in Ireland. Objectives: 1. Be the focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of geographic information 2. Encourage the development and adoption of quality and reliability standards for GI. 3. Represent the interests of the Irish GI community nationally and internationally 4. Encourage and support education and training in GI Activities: In support of Objectives generally: Organise an annual national conference and exhibition on Geographic Information Facilitate seminars and workshops on specialist areas relating to GI Encourage friendship and networking in the GI community Liaise with users and creators of GI and GI systems Facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas in the GI community In support of Objective 1: Publish regular newsletters Use the world wide web for dissemination and exchange of geographic information Support and contribute to the Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure initiative. In support of Objective 2: Support the implementation of European and International GI standards. Contribute towards deliberations at CEN and the ISO Technical Committee 211 through the Irish representative on these bodies. Contribute to the evolution of appropriate standards through the Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure initiative. Organise events focusing on standards, in particular standards regarding such issues as metadata, data harmonisation and a small areas framework. In support of Objective 3: Be represented on appropriate interest groups, e.g. ISDI Lobby national and local government and large organisations at senior level to ensure that strategies favourable to the good development of GI in Ireland are pursued Organise seminars and meetings to identify specific areas of interest to the Irish GI community Represent Ireland as a member of EUROGI (European Umbrella Organisation for GI) In support of Objective 4: Keep a healthy contact with the academic community Provide a bursary for the best GI research project in an annual competition Where possible, use university GI departments to carry out research projects on behalf of IRLOGI
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Umbrella organisation, set up as a Company limited by Guarantee. Membership is spread across all areas of the GI community in Ireland, including Government, Local Government, Utilities, State Bodies, Industry & Commerce, GI and GIS Vendors, Consultants, Academic Institutions, Individuals and Students. Categories of membership comprise Sponsor (for major players in Irish GI), Corporate, Individual and Student. IRLOGI was founded in 1995 and became a full member of EUROGI in the same year.
Activities: 
Organising Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Exhibitions; a quarterly printed newsletter in full colour; lobbying governmental and other organisations to promote the effective use of GI; maintaining contact with the international GI community and other umbrella organisations through EUROGI and other international bodies; supporting the work of EUROGI through our continuing membership, including current membership of the EUROGI ExCom; contributing to the development of an Irish SDI through mobilising the expertise of our members; stimulating the development of good education in GI through contact with the academic community and the award from time to time of prizes and bursaries; commissioning and executing GI projects where a requirement and opportunity has been identified not being satisfied by other channels;
Membership: 
Membership is spread across all areas of the GI community in Ireland, including Government, Local Government, Utilities, State Bodies, Industry & Commerce, GI and GIS Vendors, Consultants, Academic Institutions, Individuals and Students. Categories of membership comprise Sponsor (for major players in Irish GI), Corporate, Individual and Student.
Comments: 
Because of its wide spread of membership and inclusion of many disciplines, IRLOGI is well positioned to contribute positively towards the work of INSPIRE and assist the drafting teams through the review process, pilot projects, education and awareness
Typology: 
Regional
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    TransNational
    Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; UK
    Societal Sector
    NGO including all sectors in its membership
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Members include national mapping agency, environmental protection agency, coastal zone management, marine institute, most national government departments, geological survey, local government (currently our President is chairing the Steering Committee drafting the Irish SDI). Ie, we can call on expertise from our membership in fields relating to nearly all the INSPIRE data themes.
    Environmental application domains
    Coastal zone management, discharge licencing, water quality monitoring, biodiversity, mineral resources, geology, soil mapping, hazardous waste management, hydrography, planning and development, environmental impact assessment
    Primary Business
    Members' representative body
    INSPIRE Data Themes
    User