Biodiversity
Database
Platform
ENTERPRISE SOLUTION research groups
natural history museums
field stations
botanical gardens
protected areas
network projects
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A new approach
to collection
management
optimize rapid data entry and digitization process
customization per department/project/user in minutes
access both from win and web apps
bar code label designer
built-in desktop GIS
field data integrates with molecular lab
Let curators do their job as they see it
Molecular
Laboratory
for Ecologists
and Museums
laboratory notebook
PCR and sequencing runs
barcode label printing
Simple lab module integrated with collections
Unique
Customizable
Framework
create and design forms with few clicks
apply changes at any level
customize windows and web UI separately
re-generate documentation with new screenshots
change UI on the fly across all users
Enterprise
applications
for Windows
and Web
Full data entry capabilities on both platforms choice of 13 standard engines, incl. MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL
table, record and field level permission control
public access via permission defined role
powerful export/import options
dashboards and reports on both platforms
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platform

  • desktop client application

    Windows client application is able to connect to local or remote database server, directly or through EarthCape Application Server

  • web server application

    Web client provides browser based access with most of the functionality retained and all data types can be not only browsed but also edited.

  • application server

    Database proxy service application.

  • multiple database back-end support

    MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, SQLite and 9 other database servers are supported (read more).

  • role based security and fine-grained permissions

    Multi user access is managed via role based permissions.
    Data type, record and field level permission control can be configured. Read more in documentation.

  • extensive data model

    Highly detailed database structure covers all aspects of biodiversity research. Customizable and extensible by end-users. Read more in documentation.

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collections & observations

  • sample tracking and observation database

    All data related to collections and observations can be organized in a common database.

  • built-in mapping

    Collections data can be mapped within EarthCape GIS module and exported to all vector formats (incl. Google Earth). Read more.

  • searching, filtering, sorting, and grouping

    Extensive tools for searching, grouping and filtering the data are available. Read more.

  • storage and loan management

    Museum management functionality includes loan management, specimen storage, and label/form printing.

  • accessioning

    Dedicated specimen accessioning coupled with staff and task management systems

  • Stocktaking (inventory)

    stocktaking tasks and reports

  • spatial information

    Full geometry information (polygon, line or point) can be stored with each record and used when mapping the data in GIS viewer.

  • paper based outputs

    Label designer with barcode support (24 types of 1 and 2D barcodes) can be effectively used to design and share label templates between researchers.

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taxonomic workbench

  • synonymy

    Create a detailed database of synonyms. Check names validity against existing name services.

  • treatments

    Link taxonomic treatments to literature references.

  • reporting

    Taxon based reporting, distribution map creation and statistics features are available.

  • bibliography database

    Detailed reference records can be linked with other parts of the database. Literature module can be used to conduct rigorous taxonomic work, e.g. taxonomic revision.

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geographic information system

  • field module

    Map and GPS assisted recording can facilitate field work.

  • export/import of vector files

    EarthCape biodiversity data can be exported to any vector format (SHP, MIF, KML, etc.). Locality and unit records can be automatically created from existing vector files incl GPX.

  • vector and raster layer support

    Map projects can combine layers of any GIS raster or vector formats from external files and services (WMS, WMTS).

  • design printed outputs

    From labels to full laboratory notebook contents.

  • rich functionality

    Other functionality includes mail merge, master-detail reports, table and multi-column reports, cross-tab and charted reports, print preview, document map and more.

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molecular laboratory

  • lab notebook

    Lab activities and reaction parameters can be recorded. Built-in Word and Spreadsheet editors. Read more.

  • lab sample tracking

    DNA extracts and frozen samples can be stored and linked with the rest of the genetic and field data.

  • sequencing plate

    Auto arrangement of sample labels into a plate for further processing.

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report designer

  • user friendly designer

    Intuitive, easy-to-use, powerful, adjustable and extremely functional report designer is available.

  • multiple export formats

    PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, TXT, CSV, XPS, XLS, XLSX, BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and WMF are supported along with numerous specific export options.

  • label printing and barcodes

    Label printing functionality includes support for 1500 label types.
    Most popular barcode types are supported.

settings

customization

  • visual tools

    From dragging columns to changing input forms – users are able to create and change layouts at personal, group or application level.

  • application designer

    Built-in application admin model editor controls most aspects of windows and web application UI and functionality with no coding skills required.

  • layered architecture

    Administrators are able to control the configurations at application, role and user level.

  • view variants

    Variants of same data views can be configured, stored and shared across the platform.

  • validation rules

    Apart from default validation rules, users or administrators are able to create their own.

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pricing

We are working on preset pricing options, but in the meanwhile you can:

  • contact us to get a quote for data conversion, software customization and support services, or
  • download EarthCape Windows Client for personal use or testing purposes.
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blog

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Dynamic Documentation

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