A Geographer by profession and a self-confessed “Geo-Geek”, Eamonn believes that every organisation has a certain “geography” to its operations and that this geography can often be exploited for business, social or environmental benefit. Eamonn coined the term ‘Digital Geography’ to describe what he does, and he has worked with many of Ireland’s leading organisations to help them use digital geography to visualise, analyse and optimise their planning and operations. As well as working with individual Organisations, Eamonn is a committed advocate of collaboration and he has been influential in the development of Ireland’s Spatial Data Infrastructure and the promotion of data sharing, Open Data and re-use of Public Sector information. Eamonn is passionate about the transformative nature of digital geography and what Esri has come to refer to as ‘The Science of Where’. The Science of Where takes the concepts and methods of digital geography and applies leading edge technology to create software in the form of Geographic Information Systems or GIS. Esri’s ArcGIS, for which Eamonn is the technology evangelist is the world’s leading GIS. ArcGIS serves billions of maps a month to Users in over 350,000 Organisations worldwide and over 400 Organisations here in Ireland. Eamonn works with these Organisations to help them understand the role that The Science of Where can play in their information architecture and to keep them informed of the latest technical developments in ArcGIS.
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