Owned by a non-profit consortium of conservation and land management organisations, CMSi is a software suite of tools enabling adaptive management on important conservation and amenity areas. It is unique in its functionality, scope and integration of mapping. Developed over many years by a consortium of conservation organisations, the current version harnesses the latest mapping and database technology to create a highly functional and easy to use software tool.
Already used to plan the management of thousands of important sites, CMSi claims to become the standard approach to biodiversity and protected area management.
Species observations and habitat maps can be stored in CMSi and linked to management plans. It also supports taxonomic hierarchies, synonymy and conservation designations and allows national, local and user-defined classifications with customisable data entry forms. CMSi has a smartphone app for recording data in the field.