Enriching Research Through Data

UCD research library

Through UCD Library, access to GeoDirectory has been provided to UCD staff, researchers, academics, and PhD students since February 2020.

To date over thirty requests for GeoDirectory data have been submitted from a diversity of disciplines including agriculture, architecture, biosystems, business, computer science, economics, environmental studies, geography, health sciences, materials engineering and planning studies.

GeoDirectory data has benefitted research in these areas:

Modelling low emissions technology by consumers based on patterns of electric vehicle adoption; investigating the impact of Covid 19 on the working behaviour and commuting habits of Ireland's working population;  analysing the pattern of rural housing settlements in Ireland; analysis of paediatric emergency department visits; research on the establishment, growth and decline of settlement and related economic activity in a parish; examining the proximity between selected schools to youth centers and leisure amenities in both rural and urban areas; predicting areas in Ireland that are likely to see a high uptake of new renewable energy technologies; analysing road traffic volumes for different business types before and during Covid 19.
Additionally, GeoDirectory has been used by staff in the Library to aid in creating metadata for catalogue records, UCD Estates to investigate journey times to campus, and by the UCD Foundation which is involved in fundraising.

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