Category: Port

Ports are in different phases of digitalization. How to get all on board?

Ports are in different phases of digitalization. How to get all on board?

We all acknowledge that digital technologies are inevitably going to change every industry. Digital tools are present in our everyday lives from online grocery shopping to smart watches’ pedometers or cars’ automatic lane keeping support. You must admit they really ease our lives in many ways! In port industry, the number of operations and different…

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A big part of Finnish knowhow on port software is now under one roof – VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto

A big part of Finnish knowhow on port software is now under one roof – VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto

VRT Finland Oy has been working with port industry in Europe since its founding in 2010, performing 3D surveys and doing digitizing projects for ports. VRT has also developed a cloud software GISGRO which offers ports an easy start on the path for digitalization and enables gathering of georeferenced port asset information into one visual…

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Centralized information increases efficiency in port operations – Information on vessel schedules offered by Fintraffic is soon available via GISGRO

Centralized information increases efficiency in port operations – Information on vessel schedules offered by Fintraffic is soon available via GISGRO

Ports handle a vast amount of information in their daily work, and efficiency and safety are the priorities. For seamless workflow it is essential that the information is available to all necessary stakeholders. Ports will now tackle the challenge in collaboration with GISGRO and Fintraffic. The goal is to ease the information sharing by combining…

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words -How to Improve Communications in a Port?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words -How to Improve Communications in a Port?

Communication. This is the heel of Achilles in many organizations, regardless of the size of the organization or the industry they do business in. The common question is how to exchange information effectively to all parties needed, and how to ensure there are no communication errors affecting the quality of the work. In ports, the…

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3D Data in Ports – How to Get the Most Out of Port’s 3D Data Storage?

3D Data in Ports – How to Get the Most Out of Port’s 3D Data Storage?

Regularly performed bathymetric surveys have been a standard in safety management of ports and harbors already for decades. Bathymetric charts have been printed on paper to evaluate safe clearance depths, and divers have checked the condition of critical underwater infrastructure, and written reports on the findings. The modern surveying technology has brought us many possibilities…

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GISGRO on Tour 2021

GISGRO on Tour 2021

Finally We’ll Meet Again in Person!   It’s been a loooong time without face-to-face events and exhibitions. Event after event has been postponed and cancelled. Finally, it seems that we can get back to meeting each other again in person. We have planned quite a busy fall for us with several interesting events to attend….

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Categories: News, Port, Surveyor

The Benefits of a Centralized Port Data Platform – GISGRO Utilizer 2.0

The Benefits of a Centralized Port Data Platform – GISGRO Utilizer 2.0

This spring we updated the Utilizer license for ports, which now includes for example support for more uploading opportunities for 3D data formats. With this update, the variety of supported data expanded to cover nearly everything from bathymetric surveys to port’s underground utilities. Most of it can be easily uploaded by port personnel themselves, but we also offer digitizing services to get you started. With GISGRO, it is easy to create a digital twin of a…

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Categories: Port