Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: Introduction
GIS and Mapping Support Services
This guide provides information on GIS and Mapping Services in UCD Library
Using This Guide
Information about where to find maps both in UCD and on the web.
This guide covers map collections available via:
Ptolemy's Map of Ireland, circa A.D. 150
(c) Royal Irish Academy
(c) Ordnance Survey Ireland
Mapping UCD Research - COMPETITION
An initiative of
The School of Geography & UCD Library
The competition is open to all registered Graduate Students with a ucdconnect login account. Joint submissions are accepted ; if it is a winning entry the prize will be awarded equally between the map authors.
Following judging, selected maps will be exhibited in the O'Brien Centre for Science from Wednesday 13th November until Monday 18th November 2019.
Those selected for exhibition will illuminate the diverse ways in which UCD researchers from across the campus have used maps to enhance and disseminate their research in an innovative way.
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.
The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday 29th October 2019.
Sponsorship & Prizes
An expert judging panel will assess all entries and compile a shortlist for display in the O’Brien Centre for Science.
Selected submissions will be available to view, subject to your consent, on this website.
The competition will be launched on Monday, 16th September 2019
October 29th : Closing date for the receipt of entries
November 13th (International GIS Day) : Exhibition opens and winners announced
The Judging Panel
Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD
Mr , Product Development and Publications, Ordnance Survey Ireland
Dr Jeneen Naji, Dept of Media Studies, Maynooth University
Dr Eoin O'Mahony, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Geography, UCD
Dr Francesco Pilla, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD
Dr Rob Sands, School of Archaeology, UCD
The Judges will look for maps which:
-enable understanding of the research topic
- communicate the research visually in an impactful way
- demonstrate skills in the presentation of research through the cartographic medium
Registered Graduate Students (Masters & PhDs) and Researchers will be eligible to enter this Gallery of Maps competition
How to Apply
Your application will be acknowledged