At AIRO we develop simple and easy to use mapping tools that are aimed at improving evidence informed planning in Ireland. Our public good mapping resources are used by government (central and local), educational institutions, private consultancies and the general public.

The various modules are designed to provide support and assistance in understanding the dynamics of local areas, counties, regions and the cross-border area of Ireland. By making public data more accessible and user-friendly we assist in improving evidence informed planning in Ireland.


All-Island digital atlas containing hundreds of socio-economic variables at the Small Area (SA) level. This atlas is being developed under the Evidence-Based Planning theme of the Ireland-Northern Ireland Cross-border Cooperation Observatory (INICCO-2) CrosSPlaN-2 funded research programme which responds to the need for sustained support to territorial cooperation in the Irish border region.

Working in close collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) the team at AIRO have developed a very detailed national census mapping viewer for the Republic of Ireland. This toolkit provides a national level visualisation of more than 130 census variables.

Based on Census Small Area and Electoral Division geographies you can examine and compare local level maps to national and regional trends by zooming to the most detailed neighbourhood level and using the comparison table available.

The Mapping modules are easy to navigate and use by using the highly interactive and dynamic data visualiastion toolkit.The module comprises of a series of active windows (maps, graphs, and data tables) and allows users to interact with both the map and data elements at the same time.The module allows users to view and interrogate data as well as download and print final map mapped outputs.