Historical AIS Data
Access Spire Maritime’s vessel tracking history archive going back to 2010. Combining Satellite AIS, Terrestrial AIS and Enhanced Satellite AIS, historical AIS data can be purchased in one of two delivery methods:
AIS history APIs:
Our easy-to-use APIs return Positions or Tracks, and return raw AIS history data in XML/JSON or image format via WMS. You can also use our ship tracker app ShipView to view historical data.
One-time Historical AIS data purchases
Choose the vessels, date range and area of your interest, and get AIS historical data delivered to you via download link, SFTP or physical format, in the file format of your choice: JSON, CSV, NMEA, XML or KML (learn more about static data samples). We can also deliver historical data as density maps.
What is historic AIS data useful for?
Supply chain monitoring and prediction
Follow specific vessel type routes and predict changes and trends in specific supply chains and trade
Protection of cargo, vessel and crew
Predict the safest routes based on vessel traffic patterns and seasonal changes and ensure safety
Illegal vessel activity detection
Sanction avoidance, ballast water exchange, marine protected area encroachment or illegal fishing detection
Performance and emission optimization
Analyze the historical vessel performance based on routes and optimize CO2 emissions on future routes
Data that fits your needs
AIS track history: API or one-time purchase?
Wondering what is the most adequate type of AIS track history delivery method for your use case?
- AIS subscription
- Make the amount of calls to the API you need
- Filter by MMSI, date and time, area of interest and much more
- Choose the response format on a case-by-case basis
- Receive either raw data (WFS) or images (WMS)
- Ideal for GIS usage (Esri, etc.)
One-time data purchase
Historical ais data free download
Get a free historical AIS data sample to understand how to integrate Spire Maritime’s vessel tracking data into your applications.