Ordnance Survey Ireland
(OSi; ) is the national mapping agency
of the Republic of Ireland
and, together with the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
(O.S.N.I.), succeeded, after 1922, the Irish operations of the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey
. It is part of the Public service of the Republic of Ireland
. The OSi have made modern, as well as historic, maps of the state free to view on their website. The OSi is headquartered
at Mountjoy House in the Phoenix Park
. Mountjoy House was formerly the headquarters, up until 1922, of the Irish section of the British Ordnance Survey.
Under the Ordnance Survey Ireland Act 2001 the status of the former Ordnance Survey of Ireland was changed from an executive agency
of the Department of Finance
to a State Agency called Ordnance Survey Ireland, and ceased to be part of the Civil service of the Republic of Ireland
. OSi is now an autonomous agency, with a remit to cover its costs of operation from its sales of data and derived products, which has, sometimes raised concerns about the mixing of public responsibilities with commercial imperatives. It employs 320 staff located in Dublin’s Phoenix Park
and in six regional offices in Cork, Ennis, Kilkenny, Longford, Sligo and Tuam. OSI had sales in 2010 of € 20.3 million.
The body is governed by a Board appointed by the Minister for Finance.
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