Ports and Geographic Information

The Government of India in 10th Plan started Accelerated Power development and reforms program for reforms in distribution with following objective :-

Ports are complex and dynamic focal points of commerce, transportation, trade, and recreation. Running a port as a port authority, managing a facility as a terminal operator, or regulating a port as a government agency, involves multiple information systems, intricately woven together. Those systems are frequently united through geography. Asset management, ERP, engineering, security, work order management, and environmental monitoring systems, to name but a few, are all related to each other by location of facilities, assets, vessels, critical infrastructure and cargo.

NorthSouth GIS and Ports

NorthSouth GIS has the domain expertise and technical experience in implementing enterprise GIS solutions in ports. Enterprise solutions unify different systems and break down barriers, such as:

  • Property leases described by Engineering and negotiated by Real Estate are shared in real-time and made available to Finance and Security
  • Allowable uses negotiated with Permitting are made available to Environmental in order to determine compliance
  • Hazardous materials tracked by Environmental are updated for use by Fire and Police
  • Work orders kept by Maintenance are connected to ERP for the benefit of analysis by Executives
  • Vessel, train and truck locations are compared dynamically with port facilities

Connecting systems results in leveraged investments and ROI in areas that had never been contemplated. Doing so depends on a careful consideration of the geography of the ports through the use of GIS systems and their integration with other systems in ports.