Friday, June 6, 2008

World Port Index (NGA)

Its not like they have made it easy to find, but the NGA has an excellent resource on world ports online. The World Port Index provides detailed information about every port in the world. Once you get to the site, it is very easy to use. There is even a downloadable version for the desktop and an MS Access version for even quicker searching. I wish that they had integrated the database with a mapping tool (anyone want to try to take the data to Google Earth?). I am sure that this would be useful to the national security guys but I can also see DEA or even competitive intel professionals using the site. My students will definitely find it useful for their projects. All in all, pretty cool if you need port info.

1 comment:

Aleksandra said...

Those interested in the topic may also visit the site http://www.portarrivals.com/list.asp which shows the most recent and projected ships arrivals, convinently categorized by ports, countries, regions or types.