Mapping firm plots out €25m revenues

7 Mar 2007

Geographic information systems (GIS) company ESRI Ireland marked five years in business in Ireland with news that it recorded total revenues of €25m during that time.

The company said it was expanding its workforce with five new jobs to 40 staff in the next 12 months.

The company, which has offices in Dublin and Belfast, said it recently moved to a new 5,500 sq ft headquarters at Ashtown Gate beside the Phoenix Park.

ESRI includes clients such as the Department of the Environment, the National Roads Authority and Ordinance Survey Northern Ireland.

The kind of systems that ESRI Ireland produces enable businesses and public authorities to make informed decisions that impact on a variety of industries.

For example, the geographical data provides vital market intelligence such as finding the best location for a new retail park, analysing the potential environmental impact of such a decision or viewing data on antisocial behaviour in a particular area so that public safety resources can be best deployed.

“The public sector has been a pioneer in the use of GIS. However, it is encouraging to note the technology is now being increasingly used by private sector organisations,” said Peter Lyon, ESRI Ireland’s managing director.

By John Kennedy