Websoft Developers worked with the Port of Oakland (Port) to assess the Port’s existing mapping and database information and to provide recommendations and solutions. Websoft conducted numerous meetings with a variety of Port departments including Geomatics, Engineering, Environmental and IT to determine the needs and requirements for the GIS. Websoft interviewed staff from each department and developed a GIS Plan based on the data, staff and technology available. In addition, Websoft was tasked by the Port to evaluate and implement a prototype of the Autodesk Topobase software for evaluation for the Port. Websoft created an Implementation Plan that included development of the data required for a GIS, specifications for software and tools, and creation of a Plan to train staff in data maintenance and usage of the system. The Plan was presented to numerous committees and staff to obtain feedback and acceptance.