- Desktop client application
Windows client application is able to connect to local or remote database server, directly or through Earthcape App Server.
- Web server portal 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.
- Multiple database back-end support
MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, SQLite and 9 other database servers are supported.
- Role based security
Multi user access is managed via role based permissions.
- Fine grained permissions
Data type, record and field level permission control can be configured.
- Extensive data model
Highly detailed database structure covers all aspects of biodiversity research. Also allows for recording of custom parameters.
- Modular architecture
System administrators can configure which modules are loaded both for desktop and web clients.
- Automatic mapping
Collections data can be mapped within Earthcape GIS module and exported to all vector formats (incl. Google Earth).
- Sample and observation database
All collections and observations related data can be organized in a single database.
- Searching, filtering, sorting, and grouping
Extensive tools for searching, grouping and filtering the data are available.
- Storage and loan management
Museum management functionality includes load management and label printing.
- 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.
Fine grained database of synonyms can be built.
Taxonomic treatments can be linked to literature references.
- Links to literature
All taxonomy and specimen records can be linked with original sources.
Taxon based reporting, distribution map creation and statistics features are avialable.
- Field module integration
Map and GPS assisted recording can facilitate field work.
- Export to vector files
EarthCape biodiversity data can be exported to any vector format (SHP, MIF, KML, etc.).
- Import from vector files
Locality and unit records can be automatically created from existing vector files incl GPX.
- Full set of GIS controls
Map viewer/editor also have legend, scale bar, GPS panel, layer parameter window controls.
- Supports all file formats
Map projects can combine layers of any GIS raster or vector formats from external files and services (WMS, WMTS).
- Core EarthCape data integration
Map viewer combines pre-configured GIS projects with dynamic layers displayng data from the database.
- Coordinate system support
3,000 pre-defined coordinate systems, EPSG codes and OpenGIS WKT definitions, reprojection vector/raster layers, and many other features are available in GIS module.
- 3D rendering
3D objects texturing, digital Terrain Model (DTM) presentation, draping vector/raster layers over DTM, light & shadow control, camera/scene control (zooming, rotation…) are some of the 3D related features.
- Google Earth export
Selected list of samples or localities can be exported to Google Earth KML format with on-the-fly conversion of coordinate system.
- Laboratory notebook
Lab activities and reaction parameters can be recorded.
- Lab sample management
DNA extracts and frozen samples can be stored and linked with the rest of the genetic and field data.
- Sequencing runs
Sequencing runs linked to sample records.
- Full bibliography database
Detailed reference records can be linked with other parts of the database.
- Taxonomic work
Literature module can be used to conduct rigorous taxonomic work, e.g. taxonomic revision.
- Searchable reference database
Full power of EarthCape search, filtering and grouping capabilities is available to effectively manage your reference library.
Detailed reports that link all parts of your taxonomic research can be generated.
- Multiple exporting formats
PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, TXT, CSV, XPS, Microsoft Excel (both XLS and XLSX) and image (BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and WMF). For each export format, numerous specific export options are available.
- User friendly report designer
Intuitive, easy-to-use, powerful, adjustable and extremely functional report designer is available.
- Label printing and generation
Label printing functionality includes support for 1500 label types.
- Barcode support
Most popular barcode types are supported.
- 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.