Buoyed by Innovation

Posted by Nicole Schill on Aug 6, 2014 2:52:00 PM

Recently we announced two new product offerings into the exactEarth family- exactEarth ShipView™ and exactAIS Density Maps™. These new tools were built so that customers could see more and do more with our amazing exactAIS® data service.

ShipView was designed entirely with you in mind as great attention from our development team was paid to ensure the new platform performed at an exceptional level. As an eventual replacement to the existing exactAIS Viewer, we kept all the same features that you know and love but also added in tons of handy new tools like the ability to add external layers and download data. Customise away as the ShipView platform accepts map layers or base maps from OGC WMS or Esri Map, Feature, or Tiled Map Services.


ShipView is so intuitive and easy to use but on top of that we built it as a hosted web application, meaning users can access the platform from anywhere, anytime, and on any modern mobile device to quickly view all maritime traffic in the world. Learn more here…

Once you’ve spotted the ships and maybe tracked a few voyages, you’ll start to get a sense of how much traffic is traversing our oceans every day. Here at exactEarth, we’ve been tracking that ship traffic for over 4 years! In doing so, we’ve built up quite the archive of vessel data that is ready and waiting to be used.  

We know some of you were using our data to create a series of density maps to perform in-depth vessel pattern analysis. Maps like these can be used to give you an instant look into the shipping traffic behaviour over set periods of time, providing valuable insight into who’s been going where and how often. That’s why we decided to put together our brand new exactAIS Density Maps.


These maps are a great way to instantly make sense of ship traffic patterns and the best part is we’ve done all the heavy work for you, turning millions of AIS messages into individual geospatial data points. We’ve created some standard maps that you can purchase out of the box or you can let us know exactly what you’re looking for and our Density Map Artists will get to work creating your masterpiece. Learn more here…

These two new products are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the technological innovation filling the offices here at exactEarth. Keep in the loop to see what we come up with next!

Topics: Esri, Geospatial Data, Interoperability, Satellite AIS data, Mapping Oceans, Ocean GIS, Ship Tracking, GIS, Maritime Geospatial, Vessel Monitoring

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