Partnering to Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology for Port Security and Management Worldwide

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Port security and management are becoming increasingly complex with new technology to implement and increased security concerns to address. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology addresses many of these crucial issues by providing a framework for integrated solutions and visualizing geographic data. Spatial NetWorks and Harbour Mastery® are partnering to add a geospatial component to maritime commercial and security management.

Spatial NetWorks and Harbour Mastery® are teaming up to add Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to port security and management on a global scale. The newest venture with Harbour Mastery integrates critical maritime and multimodal database information with geospatial analysis and tracking tools, including maps of ports and trade lanes worldwide.

Spatial NetWorks uses GIS to link locations and assets of interest to data crucial in the management and security of the maritime industry. When fully developed, the GIS component will enable users to zoom in anywhere on a global map to identify ships, obtain Automated Identification System (AIS) data, view ship registries and manifests, examine traffic in the shipping lane, compare terminals, manage port security , view weather data, and analyze any information relevant to port and shipping operations.

Geospatial technology encompasses the applications of GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and imagery. This technology includes database applications, software, and web-based services that can be integrated with other technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or logistics applications. The power of geospatial technology is the ability to visualize your data and see exact locations of your assets with all relevant information, in a timely manner.

About Spatial NetWorks

Spatial NetWorks, Inc. (http://www.spatialnetworks.com) is an innovative GIS consultancy and mapping solutions provider that brings a unique geographic perspective to databases of all types. Founded in 2000, Spatial NetWorks has experienced continued growth in niche markets with satisfied clients, successful partnerships, and cutting-edge technology development. We believe in the power of place and leveraging GIS technology to provide outstanding results and improve the overall quality of life.

About Harbour Mastery

Harbour Mastery, Inc. (http://www.harbourmastery.com) provides internet based services for ports, marinas, national security, and local law enforcement. Since their origins in 1991, they specialize in maritime commercial and security management and publish applications and services for port authority traffic, cargo movement and analysis, safety and security, and billing and financial management.

For additional information on Spatial Networks and the capabilities of GIS, please visit http://www.spatialnetworks.com/ . For additional information on Harbour Mastery and the services and products they offer, please visit http://www.harbourmastery.com.

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Alicia Welch

Spatial NetWorks

727-538-0545, ext. 206

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