ddms: EMIS

By: Ddms  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Data Management, Information Systems, Electronic Data

Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS)

Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) are a collection of contemporary technologies collectively used to allow a user to store, query, visualize and analyze historic and real-time environmental data. The term EMIS can refer to one application or to several software packages which when used together to form a system. Before environmental data management or analysis can be performed, a system to which to store and efficiently retrieve data must be created. Constructing the architecture of this system is in itself a service area.

ddms has over 10 years of experience in creating custom EMIS platforms and leveraging existing third party platforms for clients. ddms does not utilize a one tool fits all scenario approach, but instead listens to what the specific needs and challanges associated with any one effort are before recommending whether a third party system or custom implementation be utilized. ddms is available to select, implement and train your staff in the use of an EMIS within your organization, or to operate an EMIS for you and your project on your behalf.

A good EMIS should:

  • Allow for easy data input and import;
  • Be secure;
  • Support industry standard Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) formats;
  • Provide a robust query interface which allows you to query your environmental data by location, parameter and date;
  • Allow for easy State and Federal MCL Comparison;
  • Have allowances for data validation and verification;
  • Graph and map with flexible options;
  • Allow for flexible report generation;
  • Allow for export to third party software; and
  • Be intuitive to use

ddms Offers Industry Leading EMIS Experience

The staff at ddms is experienced in utilizing the best visualization and environmental data management packages on the market. This benefits our clients in that they do not have to pay for time needed to learn software packages but instead know that becuase we have experience with many of the products on the market, the best tool will be chosen for the job.

The staff at ddms is proud to have played an integral role in raising the bar in the EMIS market over the years and is committed to ensuring the EMIS industry as a whole reaches its potential.

Keywords: Data Management, Data Validation, Electronic Data, Information Systems

Other products and services from Ddms


ddms: Environmental Data Services

This unique combination of expertise enables ddms to provide its clients with a true depth and understanding of not only environmental database systems, but also the myriad of analytical, field measurement, lithological and quality assurance data within. These projects generate reams of data in a myriad of formats from hard copy documents to spreadsheets to complicated proprietary databases.


ddms: Environmental Chemistry Services

Our personnel can assist to determine appropriate analytical methods to achieve the project goals, coordinate the analytical efforts with the laboratory, provide oversight or audits of field activities, track delivery of samples to the analytical laboratory, and follow the samples through the laboratory to help ensure on-time results.


ddms: Environmental Litigation Support

One of the most cost intensive aspects of any litigation is the simple day-to-day management and organization associated with tracking schedules, finding key documents and working through the mechanics of communicating and distributing data in a secure and appropriate fashion within the team.


ddms: Environmental Visualization

Earth and environmental visualization and analysis differs from environmental data management in that the latter is the process of organizing existing data and the former is the process of translating that data into knowledge through the utilization of sophisticated software.


ddms: Database Services

A properly configured relational database can not only increase the speed and efficiency which data are accessed, but by connecting disparate pieces of data, can also yield new information that is not otherwise obvious. To make a database more accessible to more users, ddms's database administrators create user interfaces or forms which are commonly used to access and possibly enter data into a database.


ddms: GIS

ArcObjects is a programming language created by Environmental Systems Research Institute for its industry leading GIS applications including ArcGIS ArcMap®, ArcCatalog®, ArcToolBox®, ArcSDE®, ArcGIS ArcEngine®, ArcGIS ArcServer® and many other applications and extensions.