Overview

The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) undertakes academic and applied mapping research and produces spatial datasets and specialist tools to aid in their analysis. Based at Maynooth University, AIRO is the leading spatial analysis and planning unit within the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA).

AIRO provides a suite of free public mapping and data visualisation toolkits aimed at improving evidence informed planning and also undertakes contracted applied research and consultancy projects in the area of socio-demographic and economic analysis, spatial planning and environmental analysis. AIRO also delivers a series of training and development workshops in the area of geographical information systems (GIS) and evidence informed planning.