Compass Informatics combines GIS information technologies, geomatics, location technologies, data analytics and field computing to create management solutions focused on natural resources, planning, environment, asset & property management, and transportation.
“The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it” – Jack Dangermond, Esri.
Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivery of geographic information, or spatially referenced information.
Geographic Information Systems are tools which span GIS software for spatial data analysis, data capture, database management, spatially enabled datasets and new presentation technologies such as Internet/intranets and mobile technology. Geomatics is the collection of technologies – and allied skills – that enable GIS and spatial data to be managed and put to effective use.
Using GIS technology for understanding and predicting trends in population, demographics and the environment is essential to the optimum planning of development, infrastructure and industry. Tools developed by Compass Informatics, such as MapView, have been utilised to immense effect by government and private industry to protect and ensure maximum returns on investments with an environmental dimension.
Compass Informatics use the many toolsets at our disposal to create applications that not only visualise current geographic conditions but can help to predict trends. This allows our clients to effectively and efficiently allocate resources and plan for future demands and conditions.
By having the necessary tools at their disposal to easily query and evaluate environmental conditions, our clients are able to plan logistics and maintenance schedules to make sure work is carried out at the most appropriate time. For example, our local authority clients using Compass Informatics Pavement Management System are able to easily analyse traffic volumes and trends. This enables them to deploy maintenance resources at the most effective times to minimise disruption, and allows crews to focus on the job in hand rather than being tied up with onerous traffic management issues.
Many companies, NGOs and government bodies are required to keep, maintain and provide access to environmental information. GIS provides a robust toolset for spatial and environmental data. The National Biodiversity Data Centre, run under a service level agreement, utilises a broad range of GIS tools developed by Compass Informatics to maintain and provide user-friendly access to a vast dataset.
A typical geomatics project workflow progresses from the initial Requirements Analysis (project scoping, reporting and services specifications) to Data Modelling (data specifications and database design), on to Data Capture (field survey, aerial survey, integration and conversion of existing datasets), followed by Data Analysis, leading to Information Dissemination and Reporting (via Web or mobile based mapping presentation and reporting tools). The process is maintained by post-delivery and on-going support and maintenance actions, including training where required and requested by the client.
Derived from the Trinity College-based Natural Resources Development Centre, the first natural resources GIS centre in Ireland, Compass Informatics has considerable experience and expertise in the design, development and implementation of GIS, ICT and the combined geomatics area. Contact us today to find out more.