FAIMS is

Flexible

Flexible data

FAIMS binds text, structured, geospatial and multimedia data in a single workflow. No more switching between apps to capture GIS points, make notes and take pictures.

Custom Export

Data collected in FAIMS can be exported in a variety of formats (.csv and .kml), or customised for individual needs.

Annotations

Need controlled pick lists with some wriggle room? FAIMS has Annotations to allow additional notes about your data. This is the digital equivalent of 'scribbling in the margin'.

Certainty Sliders

Not 100% sure about something but had to make call in the field? You can use the Certainty Slider to set the confidence with which you made your observation.

Multi-media

FAIMS provides for multimedia file and metadata management. It comments to your device's camera to snap as many shots as you like. Pictures are attached to the record and inherit its data upon export. You can also attach any other file to record, eg a digital sketch captured on another app on the same device.

Linked Vocabularies

FAIMS structured data can implement bespoke or published vocabularies and ontologies, following Linked Open Data (LOD) approaches.

FAIMS works

Offline

Offline Data Capture

The FAIMS Mobile Platform can be deployed, used and syncronised offline on a standalone server.

Mobile GIS

FAIMS provides lightweight mobile GIS with geospatial point capture, raster and vector display and simple layer management.

External Connectors

Connect to external sensors such as Bluetooth GPS, scales, and digital calipers.

Coming in 2022...

FAIMS3 will be Cross-Platform

FAIMS3 will be available on Android, iOS and your desktop. Data can be entered on any device and syncronised in real time.

FAIMS3 will be Self-Service

FAIMS3 will be customised with a graphic-user interface allowing anyone to build or modify a module without coding.

FAIMS3 will be Integrated

The FAIMS3 Mobile Platform will integrate data collection components with data storage and processing tools like Cloudstor.

FAIMS is for

Teamwork

Validation

FAIMS allows for custom validation and automation while collecting data on the device and the ability to review and correct records on the server.

Version Control

Need to know when a record was altered? FAIMS provides a complete version history of who edited what and when.

Multi-lingual user interface

FAIMS modules can be deployed in multiple languages by drafting a simple translation file. Each user can choose a preferred language for recording. Behind the scenes, all data is stored in a chosen language but can be exported in any one of the specified languages.

Inbuilt User Guides

A complete user guide can be uploaded for any module. In additional, FAIMS has contextual help. The Information Button can appear for an any attribute to provide additional information about that attribute to help users in the field. It can be text or images and as long or short as you want.

Picture Galleries

FAIMS picture galleries let you pick a value by tapping a picture linked to a controlled vocabulary term. This can be useful for training new teams, or when users of varying levels of experience are recording. A picture tells a 1000 words!

Want more information?

For more information about what is coming in FAIMS3 read about our FAIMS3 design approach or our technical elaboration report. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to do date with progress or get in touch.