Spire’s APIs allow developers to easily search and customize the data they need for research and operations. For maritime data, an agency can look up a specific vessel for unusual activity, a shipping company can create a list of all the predicted vessels in the Indian Ocean, or a hedge fund can narrow down to only oil tankers. Aircraft operators get the same level of filtering. Spire even offers fully processed GPS-RO weather data through an API.
Satellite AIS ship tracking data is enhanced by Spire's custom, constantly-updating vessels database. Quickly filter by area of interest, ship-type, flag country, MMSI, IMO, arrival times, and more.
With typical AIS, you only know where a ship has been - not where it will be. Our Predict AI product gives you, with confidence, an accurate location for where a ship is right now and will be up to 8 hours into the future.
In the developing world, forecasting lacks the high level of detail that many of us have come to expect. That can change and while weather forecasting in the developed is quite good, every additional detail still has the potential of saving additional lives or money.
Atmospheric Vertical Soundings GPS Radio Occultation (GPS-RO) data "supercharges" forecasting models. Each occultation provides an incredibly accurate depiction of a slice of the atmosphere. When fed into existing models, this data increases short term forecast accuracy.
When the GNSS receiver on-board a Spire satellite is powered on, it continuously tracks multiple dual-frequency GNSS satellite signals simultaneously from the precise orbit determination (POD) antenna. The pseudorange and carrier phase measurements measured by the receiver are used to derive an estimate of the ionospheric total electron content (TEC) along the line-of-sight to each GNSS satellite.
Scintillation indices are indicators for ionospheric turbulence, subdivided into two classifications: amplitude scintillation (S4) and phase scintillation (σɸ). Continuous monitoring of these indices is a first step toward predicting GNSS regional outages and understanding space weather. Spire's satellites feature an advanced scintillation-monitoring capability. Spire's satellites provide critical ionospheric data, particularly over Equatorial regions.
Commercial, military, business, and personal aircraft are facing new regulations that require the installation of ADS-B transponders by 2020. Most commercial and business jets are already equipped and regularly broadcast information about their location and speed that Spire captures from its satellite constellation. Spire is at the forefront of space-based ADS-B collection and can track over the oceans, poles, and remote areas where ground-based receivers cannot be installed.
Customers face a variety of challenges and need customized tools for intelligent decision-making. With Spire's APIs, customers can plug and play, effortlessly adding new data, predictive modeling, and key insights into their systems.
Spire's RESTful APIs use tokens to authenticate requests. Responses from an API request are formatted as JSON according to a common schema, and returned with time stamps and filtering options.
Spire’s APIs are fully documented and ready for you to start integrating into your application. If you are not yet ready to start a conversation, you can start reading the API reference right now.