Pat was a guest speaker at the Launch of the new discovery series of maps for Ireland brought out buy the Ordance Survey of Ireland.
Covering the whole island of Ireland, the series includes 92 individual maps and are specifically designed for tourist and leisure activities. Seventy-five are published by Osi and 17 by Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland.
Pat Falvey, gave a 60 minute inspirational talk pre lunch entitled ‘From Carrantuohill to Everest.’ He underlined how important accurate and high quality mapping is in ensuring safe navigation in wilderness areas. Pat spoke to a packed audience of groups and associations representing outdoor pursuits, including the Irish Mountain Rescue Association, the Irish Ramblers Club, the Walkers Association of Ireland, Scouting Ireland, Failte Ireland, and the National Parks & Wildlife Service as well as many corporate companies from the public and private sector.
Also speaking at the launch, Minister Hanafin said: “I am delighted that Ordnance Survey Ireland produces these superb maps – both for our tourists and for the general public. The Discovery Series reflects the rich natural heritage we have in Ireland. I would encourage everyone to use these maps to explore our unique and world renowned landscape.”
Ms Geraldine Ruane, Chief Executive of OSi said: “We wanted to ensure that our Discovery Series included every feature and detail that these organisations would need in our maps. Our commitment to quality and accuracy is regarded as a benchmark by all mapping agencies in the world. The Discovery Series is our most popular map series and we are always pleased with the fantastic feedback we receive from our customers. Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland tell us that the Discovery Series plays an important role in attracting tourists to visit Ireland”.
At the launch, OSi also showcased their extensive range of digital mapping technology which is provided to a wide range of Corporate, Government and SME customers. Details of OSi mapping technology can be seen on the OSi website www.osi.ie.