Introduction

Demis stands for Decision support and Management Information Systems. Demis was founded in 1996 and has been working on many policy analysis / decision support projects in the fields of water, traffic, air and energy. Demis specializes in creating map-based user interfaces. The maps are important because they visualize where a problem occurs.

Decision-making is not easy, especially where the environment is involved. More and more scientific knowledge is needed in the decision making process. The practical meaning of scientific facts is often only understood by insiders: concentrations and numbers don’t appeal to the general public.

The user interfaces created by Demis help to translate results of scientific simulation models into understandable terminology for both the general public and decision makers. For the scientific input Demis works together with specialists from established institutes, such as Deltares, TNO, Significance, Panteia and so forth.

As a result of the projects Demis has developed software like the Demis Web Map Server for interactive web mapping using protocols defined by the OpenGIS Consortium.