Airport award for its advance in technology


THE Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) was named winner of the Special Achievement in GIS award at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego for its work in geographic information systems.

The airport was chosen ahead of 300,000 eligible candidates from across the world because of its deployment of Esri’s mapping technology across Dublin Airport with the aim of improving passenger experience and day-to-day operations.

The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is an international supplier of GIS software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.  The company is headquartered in Redlands, California.

ESRI Ireland worked with the airport to replace its manual, paper-based systems with a streamlined system that allows management to better track the day-to-day running of the airport.

make a real difference to passengers, creating a more seamless and comfortable airport experience

Among the digital transformation efforts were the introduction of mobile, desktop and web-based mapping applications to remotely report safety issues and collect reports of any incidents as they are encountered in the airport.

“I’m delighted to present Dublin Airport with this award in recognition of its impactful use of GIS,” said ESRI’s founder and president Jack Dangermond. “DAA has demonstrated that mapping technology can not only streamline business operations in an airport environment, but also make a real difference to passengers, creating a more seamless and comfortable airport experience.”

Morgan Crumlish, Spatial Data Manager at Dublin Airport, said: “It’s a fantastic honour to receive this award in acknowledgment of how our team has embraced digital transformation in Dublin Airport.

“ESRI Ireland has provided first-class support to ensure that we had all of the necessary knowledge to make the project a success. It’s been heartening to see every member of airport staff use the app,” said the Special Data Manager.


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