National Standards Authority of Ireland

In June 2014 ISO 9001:2008 certification was granted to Ordnance Survey Ireland (now established as the National Mapping Division of Tailte Éireann) by NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland). The updated certification I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015 extends to 10th June 2023. This is in respect of a particular technical flowline within the Remote Sensing & Geodesy function, together with the associated management and support services that fall within the scope of the certification (please see online certificates for both Dublin HQ and Ennis Regional Office for detail of scope).

This was the culmination of a process that commenced in July 2013 when the organisation resolved to achieve the certification recognising that 9001:2008 Quality Management System is now the globally accepted standard for providing assurance about the quality of goods and services in supplier-customer relations. The goal is to consistently meet customer requirements and improve operational effectiveness. Download the Quality Policy here.

The year long process involved ISO 9001 training delivered by an outside consultancy firm, defining a quality policy, writing up a quality manual, setting out standard operating procedures, drawing up quality forms, constructing an internal ISO portal, delivering staff awareness training and carrying out internal audits. This was followed by a two stage external audit process carried out by a NSAI auditor which resulted in the aforementioned certification.

MapGenie Standards

Our method of supplying mapping data via a web service i.e. MapGenie, can be accessed via both desktop (WMS) and website/mobile application (REST). MapGenie’s WMS supply method is OGC compliant. Provided your GIS or Cad software is Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant, it will be able to consume MapGenie. There are numerous software applications that comply to OGC Standards and the following is a list of some providers who supply them :

  • airGmap Aerospace Technology Limited
  • AllforLand
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Bentley Systems, Inc.
  • Cadcorp
  • Carmenta AB
  • CCI Co. Ltd.
  • CubeWerx, Inc.
  • Demis BV
  • eSpatial
  • ESRI
  • exactEarth Limited
  • GE Smallworld
  • GEOMEX SOFT Co., Ltd.
  • GIS Consult GmbH
  • Indra Software Labs
  • interactive instruments GmbH
  • Intergraph
  • Luciad
  • Oracle USA
  • Pitney Bowes Software
  • Pixia Corporation
  • Politerm LL
  • Rolta India, Ltd.
  • Skyline Software Systems, Inc.
  • SuperGeo Technologies Inc.
  • SuperMap Software Co., Ltd.
  • Tercera Fase Software S.L.
  • VizExperts