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06 Nov 2017

Eircode Puts a Pin in It with Google Maps

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Caption: (L-R) Liam Duggan, MD, Eircode; Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, TD; and Paddy Flynn, Director, Geo Operations, Google, mark the integration of Eircodes with Google Maps, allowing people to accurately locate addresses throughout Ireland. 

November 2nd 2017: Eircode is pleased to announce that you can now use Eircodes in Google Maps to accurately locate addresses throughout Ireland. The Eircode system, a seven character code assigned to digitally identify every location with an address, makes life a little more straightforward for Irish citizens. 

Using the Eircode system is a simple way of standardising individual addresses so that locations can be pinpointed more easily, for example by the National Ambulance Service.  Eircode simplifies route planning for both the public and businesses and enables accurate and efficient provision of goods and services.  

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, said;

“The use of Eircode by Google Maps reinforces the role and importance of Eircode in our digital society. Members of the public can use Eircodes within Google Maps on several devices, including mobile phones, in-car satnav and personal computers to accurately locate addresses and get directions.  While benefiting all road users, it will also simplify buying online for businesses and shoppers by enabling a more efficient delivery of products and service.” 

Since its introduction, Eircode has been embraced by many companies including Tesco, Musgrave, Domino’s Pizza, Sky, Campus Oil, Power City, Currys PC World, and Virgin Media. 

Liam Duggan, MD, Eircode, said:“We are delighted that an organisation as universally recognised and as well used as Google Maps is embracing the Eircode system.  Google Maps is renowned for providing reliable geolocation services to people looking for directions all over Ireland.” 

The Eircode Finder, https://finder.eircode.ie/#/  is a free to use online app that members of the public and businesses use to find Eircodes for addresses and get directions to address locations using the Eircode like a satnav. Since the launch in July 2015, Eircode usage, as part of an address, continues to grow and is used widely among the public, businesses and public sector. This, in part, can be seen by use stats of the free Eircode Finder app:

  • 16.5 Million free lookups since launch 2015
  • Average daily hit rate of 31,000
  • Average monthly increase of 80% from January to September from 2016-2017. 

For more information on Eircode and to use the Eircode Finder, visit www.eircode.ie 

To search an Eircode on Google Maps visit

www.google.ie/maps

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