A government research group required a platform to record environmental and habitat changes for animals and plants across a group of islands.

The solution needs to be lightweight as many of the areas studied by the research group have poor mobile coverage. When editing reports, users can choose to open in a full editor or a simple summary where they can just apply updates and field notes.

Records are compiled into a detailed report containing tables, graphs, images and maps, each with unique reference codes. Each report can include multiple mapped areas or points, with optional colour keys and titles.

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A limited amount of information is be publicly available for visitors to search through and print summary reports, but only privately registered users (researchers) are able to make changes, review all the data and compile final reports.

Images attached are given a unique reference code. The mapping service will translate a given address or area into a set of longitude and latitude positions. Positions can then be manually adjusted, colour coded and named.

Creating a new report requires the user to complete all the fields available in the website's search function. If any fields are missing the issue is highlighted and the information already entered retained.


Researchers are able to manage list items to include additional resources not previously included. Each item can include unlimited sub-items to further define the item.

An Advanced Search facility was added to allow researchers to review reports using a full range of criteria including active editable list items. Public users are shown a search form with limited options and only publicly enabled reports are returned.

Reports are printed in PDF using a template provide in .doc and converted to HTML.