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World Port Index Application

The World Port Index (WPI) (PUB 150) contains a tabular listing of ports throughout the world (approximately 64,000 entries) describing their location, characteristics, known facilities, and available services. The table is arranged geographically, with an alphabetical index. It is published by the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic Topographic Center of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) based on specific selection criteria for the places included. New editions are published bi-annually. The World Port Index Application maintains a World Port Database internally in order to provide support to Destination Resolution process and display them in the GeoView. It also allow the user to access and query detailed information about ports of the world in support of maritime and related operations. This database will be manually updated using the NGA database.

Maritime Information Management Applications