The Spatial Information Sciences Group

The Spatial Information Sciences Group (formerly Department of SIS) provides degree, postgraduate and short training courses in all areas of spatial information science. We work within the School of Surveying and Construction Mangement of the College of the Built Environment, DIT.

The SIS Group has particular expertise in the areas of Geographic Science, Land, Mining and Engineering Surveying, Geographic Information Science, Geomatics Engineering for BIM, Geospatial Engineering, Global Navigation Systems, Remote Sensing, Land Management and Spatial Information Management. Well equipped undergraduate teaching laboratories, equipment and software are used to teach in these subject areas.

The origin of the Spatial Information Sciences Group at DIT goes back to 1967, with the commencement of Ireland's first and only four year programme in Geo-Surveying. Since that date, virtually all of Ireland's professional and technical graduates have studied and graduated from DIT.

The history of mapping and surveying in Ireland has a long and proud tradition.  The first systematic mapping of the country began with the so-called 'Down Survey' under Sir William Petty, following the Cromwellian wars. Those maps were used until the establishment of the Ordnance Survey in 1824, when the country was mapped at unprecedented levels of detail and accuracy.  Graduates of the Spatial Information Sciences Group at DIT continue that tradition using 21st century technologies to map, measure and manage our landscape and environment.


Survey Ireland 2016

The Survey Ireland 2016 Conference held in the Dublin Institute of Technology for the last 3 years, will take place on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22.

To view the programme please click here.

Bookings can be made by contacting Breda Farrelly at / 01.6445516.

  • Location:   Red Cow Moran Hotel
  • Date:        19th May 2016
  • Time:        8.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Cost:         €100 for delegates & €50 for students
  • CPD:         8 CPD hours


Our Location

The Spatial Information Sciences Group is located in rooms 337 and 334 on the Bolton Street campus of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

To find a map of the area and directions to the campus please click on the image below.

SIS Group Research

The research activities of DIT staff in the spatial information sciences are detailed on the SINrG website (current) and on the staff research site (pre 2013).

MSc in Geographic Information Science (Full time or Part time)

The overall goal of the programme is to produce a highly-educated, technically-competent and marketable graduate who can make a significant contribution in the challenging and developing area of the geospatial sciences. The programme is aimed at deepening the knowledge of graduates from disciplines related to the geospatial sciences such as in geomatics, geography, geology, planning, archaeology, forestry, agriculture, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences or any other relevant discipline.

This is a conversion programme to enable graduates of a related discipline to acquire a qualification in Geographic Infomation Science at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level.   The programme is presented within the Spatial Information Sciences division of the School of Surveying and Construction Management in DIT Bolton Street.  A maximum intake of 20 students is planned from different disciplines and backgrounds.

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Programme Information

All details of progromme content, delivery, assessment, entry requirements and application procedures are available from the DIT Postgraduate Programme listing.

Please download our MScGIScience_Flyer.

Are you considering a Degree in the Spatial Information Sciences - Geographic Science?

To find out more about our programmes, please look around the Geographic Science at DIT webpages where you will find lots of information on the unique geomatics honours degree programme at DIT, Bolton Street; on Geomatics as a profession in Ireland and abroad; on the career directions and successes of our past graduate; and on our almost 100% international employment record.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school secretary on (01) 402 3742 or any programme staff.



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