GIS at UCD and on the Web: Introduction
GIS and Mapping Support Services
This guide provides information on GIS and Mapping Services in UCD Library
Install ArcGIS 10.4
ArcGIS 10.4 is suitable for installation on PCs only (see note on Macs in the instructions below) and the minimum required computer specifications for installing ArcGIS 10.4 are as follows:
2 GB RAM minimum or higher
Display Properties 24 bit color depth
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 recommended or higher at Normal size (96dpi)
Swap Space Determined by the operating system, 500 MB minimum.
Disk Space 2.8 GB
Mapping UCD Research - COMPETITION
An initiative of
The School of Geography & UCD Library
In keeping with the objectives of the University, specifically the consolidation of disciplines and the support of novel interdisciplinary research and education, we are proposing to hold a competition which will seek entrants to create a map related to their research.
The competition will be open to registered Graduate Students (Masters & PhDs), Researchers and All Staff.
Following judging selected maps will be showcased in an exhibition which will be held in the O'Brien Centre for Science from Thursday October 25th until Friday November 2nd 2018.
Those selected for exhibition will illuminate the diverse ways in which UCD researchers and staff from across the campus have used maps to enhance and disseminate their research in an innovative way.
A 1st and 2nd prize will be awarded by the judges.
We will be looking for maps which:
- Make a visual impact
- Reflect the research priorities of your School / Research Unit
- Provide insight from the data used
- Surprise the viewer
The best maps don’t just show data, but tell a story! We are encouraging you to visualise your research with a map. Enlightening and inspiring the viewer, their reaction should be:
“I never looked at it that way before.”
Having your map selected for exhibition will give you the opportunity to promote the quality and impact of your research to the rest of the University.
Sponsorship & Prizes
An expert judging panel will assess all entries and compile a shortlist for display in the O’Brien Centre for Science.
A first prize of €500 will be awarded, generously sponsored by Ordnance Survey Ireland.
A second prize, to the value of €300, will be a place on a GIS training day in the School of Geography, to be held before the end of this academic year.
All selected submissions will be available to view, subject to your consent, on this website.
The competition will be launched on Monday, 10th September 2018
October 12th : Submission date
October 15th - 17th : Judging
October 25th : Exhibition opens
The Judging Panel
Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD
Mr Brian Madden, Product Development and Publications, Ordnance Survey Ireland
Dr Jeneen Naji, Dept of Media Studies, Maynooth University
Dr Francesco Pilla, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD
Dr Rob Sands, School of Archaeology, UCD
Eligibility & How to Apply
Registered Graduate Students (Masters & PhDs), Researchers and All Staff will be eligible to enter this Gallery of Maps competition
Further information to follow
Terms & Conditions
Information to follow
Introducing a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Service
The application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to research has two key benefits:
With thanks to Dr Ainhoa González Del Campo for her suggestions and assistance.