Limerick Enterprise Architecture

This project is the adoption of Enterprise Architecture best practices to provide a set of Enterprise Architecture guidelines for any local government-related project in Limerick that guide its involvement with business processes, application, data, and technology architectures in the region. Limerick Enterprise Architecture (LEA) project focuses on different Case Studies to illustrate how EA can be applied to add value to Limerick City and County Council’s services.

We developed The Architecture Repository for Urban Enterprise Architecture following the Architecture Development Method (ADM) of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and its Enterprise Modelling Language ArchiMate. A footfall-counter service was selected for one of the case studies. This service provides information on the number of people in various places of interest in the city. With this information, the main stakeholders of the city make informed decisions related to the planning of the city environments and the improvement of smart travel initiatives.

With this project we developed the foundations for “Insight Limerick” – the portal for information sharing, open data and data visualisation while analytics will be used to gain insights leading to value services. See more information.

This project is part of a research programme developed by Limerick City and County Council in collaboration with LERO, the Irish Software Research Centre ( Photograph: Denis Tierney.