Start to manage port’s assets easily online

The daily asset management tasks in a seaport require using a bunch of different software. There are GIS applications, CAD software, and various databases to handle vast amounts of asset data. But why waste time searching for information from different databases when you have an opportunity to combine the needed information into one map-based platform?

This article explains the first steps in starting a port’s asset management in an online platform GISGRO.

Step 1. Upload the basic information about the port’s area

Plenty of spatial information about the port is stored in different software or archives, for example, boundaries of the port area. Uploading this geographical data to GISGRO (we use easy drag & drop uploading) enables you to gather the asset information in a visual, map-based environment, including viewing the data in 3D. GISGRO supports .asc, .xyz, .csv, .txt, obj. and .las file formats.

Step 2. Add asset information needed in everyday operations

The exact location of bollards, railways, or rental areas is important information used in the everyday operations of a harbor.

Whether you are planning the mooring of arriving vessels, checking available loading areas, or confirming the location of fresh water supply, all information needed can be available in one platform.

Adding asset information is easy, just import them (for example, in GeoJSON format) or right-click the mouse to add single assets. Organise the information further and manage the users’ access to data with categories and tags. See the video below for tips on how to do it easily with GISGRO’s visual UI.


Step 3. Share the information easily

One benefit of online platforms is that the information is available for everyone needed, anywhere and anytime. Maintenance crew in the field, managers in the office, or sales representatives at the client’s facility can all use the information simultaneously.

Just invite the users to GISGRO via an email link and modify the user rights according to their task to share the asset information. The map-based view ensures that the information is easily found; no need to go through several different folders!


Want to know more about GISGRO?

Book an online demo meeting with our expert to discuss more GISGRO benefits for your port.

Ville Mäkeläinen GISGRO

Ville Mäkeläinen
+358 44 513 2222




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