• Serverless in GIS

    Posted by Caoimhín Blake | Mar 07, 2018

    Autoaddress has leveraged serverless architecture to generate and serve spatial data, provide real-time API status on a map display and process batch file requests. All achieved with lower cost, reduced maintenance, improved stability and instantaneous scalability when compared with traditional cloud GIS server-based solutions.

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  • Eircode Q417 Housing Supply Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Mar 07, 2018

    We have analysed the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 4 2017) to ​establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017. There was an increase of 4,372 residential addresses from October to ​December. The full year increase in residential units for 2017 was 16,047, with a further 8,158 under construction. This compares with figures of 14,889 and 5,387 for 2016, an increase of ​7.8% in new residential units with a ​51% increase in units under construction. The breakdown by County...

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  • What can we learn from the recent Black Friday weekend?

    Posted by Monika Ghita | Dec 06, 2017

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a global sensation over the past few years. For decades it has been a store-based American holiday and now, with the popularity of online shopping, it has taken over the world, with shoppers getting great deals from the convenience of their computer screens.

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  • Eircode Administrative Boundaries Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Dec 04, 2017

    One of the most useful tables in the Eircode Address Database is the ADMINISTRATIVE_INFO table. You can determine if a building is in a Gaeltacht area, or what Local Authority its in. Most usefully you can use it to link to the Census to get information at Electoral Division and Small Area level. We have incorporated the latest data that provides compatibility with Census 2016, you'll need to make a minor change to how you call our API to upgrade to the latest data.
    When Eircode was launched the latest Census was 2011. Census 2016 has been released and Eircode have added fields to the latest ADMINISTRATIVE_INFO table to return both the original administrative data related to Census 2011 and updated data provided by Ordnance Survey that relates to Census 2016.
    As described in the Eircode Product Guide and Release Notes for Q317 the existing fields have been overwritten with the new 2017 data. The previous data is now stored in separate columns with _2015_ added to the column name. This is a major change, but it was well flagged in the Q217 release notes by Eircode.

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  • What can Eircode tell us about the Housing Market?

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Sep 11, 2017

    Can we use the Eircode database to ​establish the increase in residential units in Ireland in 2016? While it is obvious that building a new apartment block will increase the number, it is less obvious that a change of building use from residential to commercial or from a number of flats to a single residence will decrease the overall housing stock. To arrive at our figure we calculated the increase in residential addresses at the end of 2016 compared to the end of 2015, excluding all properties marked as under construction.

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  • Two years after launch: Who is using Eircode?

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Jul 08, 2017

    Two years already? Eircode was launched on 13th July 2015, and as its second birthday approaches this blog provides an update on Eircode usage by our customers. Which industries use Eircode the most? This table gives the top industry users of our API ranked by number of API calls.​

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  • Autoaddress 2.0 exceeds 100k daily address transactions

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Feb 08, 2017

    In recent weeks our real-time address entry solution Autoaddress 2.0 has surpassed 100,000 address transactions per day. While our API may be called multiple times per address, an address transaction equates to each individual address that has been entered via our customers' websites, apps, CRM, etc. Total API calls (excluding autocomplete keystrokes) average over 2.5 million per week.

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  • Reducing Eircode licensing costs

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Feb 05, 2017

    The inclusion of eircodes in Google Maps API allows free use of Eircode information on free, publicly accessible websites up to a certain level of usage with low incremental costs. No ECAF/ECAD license is required for these implementations. For a better user experience or more sophisticated requirements then an ECAF based solution that integrates with Google Maps API provides a cost effective solution for business

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  • Conference: Eircode Success Stories, 1st November 2016

    Posted by Monika Ghita | Oct 25, 2016

    Join us for a FREE half-day conference on Eircode Success Stories, which will take place on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at the Marker Hotel in Dublin from 8:30 am until lunchtime. Many organisations have now implemented Eircode solutions within their businesses, and this event offers a unique opportunity to learn from their experience.

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  • What has Eircode ever done for us?

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Jul 01, 2016

    The interior of MATTHIAS'S HOUSE. A darkened room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere...

    Reg: Here we are, a year after Eircode has been launched, and NOT ONE PERSON has used Eircode for ANYTHING.  It must be scrapped and replaced by a workable postcode.  We paid millions for it, I ask you, what has Eircode given to us in return?
    Stan: SUSI use it to improve the efficiency of grant claims, saving time on each application.  They used to spend ages looking up Google Maps.
    Reg:  Oh yeah, yeah its used for that. Yeah. That's true.

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