Esri Ireland celebrate International Literacy Day with digital map of libraries

  • Esri Ireland, has created a digital map of all of Ireland’s libraries to celebrate International Literacy Day today.

    Built using Esri’s ArcGIS digital mapping system, the map details the location of all of the libraries around Ireland as well as their coordinates. 

    The map intends to highlight the facilities available for the public while promoting lifelong learning.

    Esri has previously created similar projects. In June the company created an interactive StoryMap that showed the history of the pride movement in Ireland.

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    International Literacy Day, created by the United Nations, is celebrated to highlight the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. 773 million young people and adults are affected by non-literacy worldwide. 

    The theme for 2021 is “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. This aims to highlight the importance of literacy and digital skills and how technology can enable inclusive learning.

    Source: Written from press release

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