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Astrium GEO-Information Services and Compass Informatics Sign Agreement

  8 October 2012 (Dublin, Ireland): Compass Informatics Ltd (Dublin, Ireland – ) has entered into a Distribution and Value-Added Production and Distribution License with Astrium GEO-Information Services ( The agreement covers products from the SPOT satellites (including SPOT DEM Precision and Reference3D), PLEIADES, FORMOSAT-2 (from the National Space Organisation in Taiwan), TerraSAR-X, and … Continued

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Early Reviews of Handheld Nautiz X1 Ultra-rugged Smartphone

  Two weeks ago, Handheld introduced their Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone – and anticipation is building for its January 2013 release.  So far, the feedback has been great! Below are some of the reactions seen across the Web. “What truly sets the Nautiz X1 apart from those hundreds of millions of consumer smartphones [is] its … Continued

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Compass12 Conference Presentations Available Online

  All presentations from the Compass12 Conference are now available linked to the conference programme here or by following links from the Compass12 web pages. Video clips of the main presentations will be available shortly.

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Handheld Launches the Nautiz X1 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone

  Handheld Group today announced the launch of its Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone.  The Nautiz X1  is the toughest smartphone in the world – it’s waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant – yet it’s also lightweight, very slim and smartly designed for both work and play. “The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone ever built, suitable for … Continued

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Compass12 Conference Report Available

. An initial report from the Compass12 Conference is now available from our web site, covering the main highlights of the event. A further report will be available shortly, with links to all presentations from the many speakers, plus video of many of the presentations. Watch this space!

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Compass12 Conference – 13 September – Get Set, Go!

  We are now ready to go for the annual conference of Compass Informatics – Compass12 – which will be attended by approximately 250 people across a wide range of organisations. This year, presentations and workshops will be held in two parallel streams throughout the day. The conference keynote speaker is Tom Stafford, from the Environmental Protection Agency, … Continued

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Career Openings at Compass

At Compass Informatics we currently have a number of open posts, based in Ireland (Dublin, Galway, Wexford).  For details see our careers page.  The following are the current open positions, with others pending: .Net Developers (C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server). You will work on the design and development of enterprise scale data management and reporting solutions. … Continued

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EC Green Paper “Marine Knowledge 2020” Launched 29 August

  The EC Green Paper “Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting” (COM (2012) 473 of 28 August 2012) is available here.  The paper has much relevance to marine data and information for environmental purposes, including the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Information on the open consultation, which closes on 15 December 2012, … Continued

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Compass Platinum Sponsor for GIS Ireland 2012

. Compass Informatics confirmed today that it will be a Platinum Sponsor for the forthcoming GIS Ireland 2012 Conference, to be held on Thursday, 11 October, in Dublin. GIS Ireland 2012 is billed as “the largest independent Irish GIS Conference of the year”, and is the premier annual event of IRLOGI, the Irish national GIS … Continued

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Compass Staff in Taiwan

In mid-August, Compass’ Senior SDI Expert, Roger Longhorn, was the guest of the Government of Taiwan, presenting the keynote speech at the day-long seminar launching the Taiwan Geoportal One Stop (TGOS) portal. Longhorn spoke on the value of geospatial data and of spatial data infrastructures – to the economy, to businesses and to citizens. Taiwan … Continued

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Compass12 Conference

On 13 September 2012, Compass Informatics will be hosting their annual conference in Dublin, at the Berkley Court Hotel (now called Clyde Court), Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. Compass12 – Data Analysis : Information Discovery : Mapping Technologies is the third conference in this series of events that draw participants from across Ireland, UK and Europe. Compass … Continued

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INSPIRE Consultation Opens for Invoke Services

  INSPIRE Spatial Data Services and Invoke – Consultation ends 21 September. The INSPIRE Network Services Drafting Team is seeking your feedback on the INSPIRE invoke services. Please offer your opiniont on the following two documents: – Draft Implementing Rules on INSPIRE Spatial Data Services and services allowing spatial data services to be invoked Version … Continued

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Compass on Social Networks

If you, for some odd reason, can’t get enough of us you can always find Compass on FaceBook at, and also on LinkedIn. For occasional industry tweets follow us on Our team will increasingly contribute to these channels with a view towards providing useful information to visitors, while Roger Longhorn will lead the … Continued

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Your StreetView via Ubipix

Ubipix is the new and extremely exciting solution from an associated company, iGeotec.  Ubipix allows a users to capture video on their smartphone, tag features, upload, and share content on the Web.  Think of it as your own map enabled YouTube, or your own StreetView.  Record your skiing or  biking trips, catalogue your holiday videos by … Continued

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Compass Development Note

At Compass, we consider ourselves to be an innovative and ambitious company, committed to delivery of appropriate solutions to our clients.  Importantly we are able to point to many excellent examples of this delivery ability which is achieved through a partnership approach with organisations. All fine you might say! However we are backing this up … Continued

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