Mapping tool looking at the student catchments of a selection of Higher Education Institutes in Ireland

The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) today released the latest in it's national mapping viewers. Launched at the HEA conference 'Towards a Future Landscape - Where are we now?' at the Aviva Stadium, the tool provides, for the first time, the first Higher Education Institute (HEI) catchment mapping in Ireland.

The new mapping browser allows HEI's to view results from the Irish Times Feeder Schools dataset and accurately map the schools that send first year students their way. Using data from 2009, 2010 and 2011 the mapping tool initially provides catchments for 7 Universities and 6 Institutes of Education.