In Autumn 2012, Compass Informatics were appointed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Ireland) to undertake an independent review of all the GIS based systems currently employed in the Department. This appointment followed an open tender procedure. As lead consultant Gearóid Ó Riain was required to evaluate the Department’s GIS systems, report on their suitability to support the ongoing activities of the Department, identify issues that need to be addressed, detail options with regard to available GIS software and make recommendations for the future development of GIS Systems.
Following completion of the evaluation and review of the GIS systems, all findings have been documented and presented as a report for internal review. This report is now complete and is informing the Department of next steps for development and enhancement of its spatial systems.