15 May 2006 – The new landdirect.ie service, created in partnership with Land Registry Ireland (LRI) by an international team led by Laser-Scan, comprised of Proteus Solutions of Cork, IME of Stirling and Version Software of Dublin has gone live. landdirect.ie is the new generation of web services from the Land Registry, which extends and replaces the award-winning Electronic Access Service (EAS). It offers a wide range of online services related to searching for and locating property, as well as obtaining details regarding pending and completed applications.
The site initially includes digital mapping for the entire country provided by Ordnance Survey Ireland, and seed point data from Longford, Meath and Westmeath, with the remaining counties being added over the next month or so. This will complete phase 1 of the overall project, and will result in the availability of seed points in respect of over 2.4 million land parcels. Registered customers can now view, navigate and perform a range of functions relating to the Land Registry map from the convenience of their own office. It is now also possible to use LRI’s electronic index to find addresses on maps and locate the relevant folios.
The new landdirect.ie site is already supporting over 10,000 map requests per day, setting new standards for web mapping. This upgrade to the EAS is part of the groundbreaking Digital Mapping (DMapS) project, which will provide the Land Registry with a complete digital solution for land registration in Ireland. Over the last year, the Laser-Scan team has worked with the Land Registry to integrate digital mapping with existing title registration system. DMapS is in the final stages of acceptance testing and will be operational from the beginning of June. 500 Case Processors in the Land Registry’s offices will be working exclusively with digital maps, significantly speeding up the process of land registration.