mobile Drilling Information System (mDIS)

mDIS is a database management application for capturing and curating meta data on geological samples, drilling progress, and related datasets such as images or geophysical well logs. It is easily adaptable and ensures that all data is compiled and quality controlled in one place.

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What mobile Drilling Information System (mDIS) can do for you

The mobile Drilling Information System (mDIS) is a database management application for capturing and curating meta data on geological cores and samples, drilling progress, and lithology. In addition, images, surveying logs and driller reports are collected. Data reports and sample labels support curating and archiving of the samples. mDIS and its predecessor DIS (Drilling Information System) are in use by ICDP for almost 30 years and in over 55 projects.
The mDIS structure is hierarchical. Each hierarchy level is defined by a data table and an entry mask (form), which can be customized by trained users for project specific needs. mDIS is a platform independent, responsive and open source data management system. It is set up in a server-client environment and is available as a stand-alone version or as a web application. The stand-alone version is useful for data entry in remote areas without internet access. The web application is used, if internet is available and data acquisition is done on several computers and at different locations. The native mDIS runs on Linux, but deployed as a virtual box instance it can be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux systems and contains the data base system and the mDIS application. mDIS is then accessed via a web browser to enter, view, update, edit or upload data.

User group

The mDIS software is designed for use by scientists and curators who manage large amounts of samples and their related data.

Features

  • easy and user-friendly data input and file upload
  • modification of tables and forms without programming skills
  • manage all sampling related data in one database
  • upload and assign photos, images and documents directly to your data
  • display and print data in different reports
  • export your data directly as csv
  • multi-user rights management
  • automatically assign International Generic Sample Numbers (IGSN)
  • print labels for samples including a QR code for easy access and findability
  • use the integrated storage functionality to keep track of your samples

The dashboard is composed of different widgets and gives an overview of the general project information, the location of the sites and/or holes, the message of the day, a postbox for short messages or an instructions widget for tutorials, summaries, etc.

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Programming languages
  • PHP 73%
  • Vue 15%
  • JavaScript 11%
  • SCSS 0%
  • Stylus 0%
License
  • GPL-2.0-only
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Participating organisations

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Contributors

KB
Knut Behrends
Developer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
CK
Cindy Kunkel
Data and Sample Management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
KH
Katja Heeschen
Sample and Data Management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
RR
Ralph Reckert
Developer
die InformationsGesellschaft mbH
SR
Sohep Rastanawi
Developer
die InformationsGesellschaft mbH
HL
Henning Lorenz

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