The Compass Biodiversity Information System is a comprehensive, world-leading data mapping and management system which stores, manages and presents animal and plant biological records. The data, which supports evidence-based assessments of biodiversity, is made available in formats useful to planners, researchers, government and non-governmental organisations, and to the public.
The system is the base for information management at the National Biodiversity Data Centre – Ireland’s biological records centre. Compass are seeking to extend this highly customisable system to other organisations, regions, or countries. Data, metadata, search capability, online viewing and reporting – it’s all here!
Compass Informatics and the BiodiversityIreland.ie mapping system was nominated for the “Public Web Application” award category at the 2013 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) held March 2013 in Palm Springs, California, where partners are recognised for developing and delivering quality Esri software-based solutions or services in nine categories.
At the GIS Ireland 2012 conference, held on 11 October 2012 in Dublin, IRLOGI, the national geographic information association for Ireland, awarded its ‘Business Case and Return on Investment’ Award to the Heritage Council and National Biodiversity Data Centre, which is operated by Compass Informatics Limited, under contract to the Heritage Council. See the full news release here.