Coastline Security Engineering Using Geo-Spatial Approach: Case of Chabahar Port, Iran


Regarding the special potential of ports located on international coastlines such as Makoran Sea (Iran) for goods and human smuggling, national level of coastline security is very important. They can play a significant role in the development of power and security. Based on military reviews and analyses, police location and monitoring field view in the coastlines are strategic issues in modern security development. This research proposes a tool for development of coastal roads and coastal walking routes in the deployment of police. The main focuses are monitoring field view and accessibility to the strategic coastline. GIS tool plays an essential role in producing important security maps. Chabahar Port in Iran, as the most important port of Makoran Sea, has been selected as the study area, regarding its strategic role in the national economy and security. Research method focused on these major axes: successful establishment of police stations in shoreline for increasing monitoring and coastal security and suitable patrol of patrol police car in the coastal roads. This study adopts a scientific approach to the analysis of the present and future development in urban and security planning in coastal towns in the national and regional levels.

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Pourebrahim, S. , Hadipour, M. and Mokhtar, M. (2014) Coastline Security Engineering Using Geo-Spatial Approach: Case of Chabahar Port, Iran. Journal of Geographic Information System, 6, 236-245. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2014.63022.

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