ESRI and Spire Maritime AIS Data and Analytics
ESRI and Spire Maritime integrate really well for anyone looking for geospatial visualization and data analytics of maritime activities.
Questions and answers
- What are the possibilities of predicting what kind of cargo is being carried on vessel using AIS?
Three items to consider here.
- If the ship type is a one use type (LPG Carrier) that can be identified through the AIS data ship type.
- Through our Vessel API we provide additional vessel data such as Commercial Owner and Vessel Subtype. This can help estimate most likely cargo.
- It is possible to join AIS Data (Usually via IMO number) to sources of fixture data or EDI/Blockchain sources that contain cargo information. This final item is on our roadmap for later this year as well.
- Are there any significant areas where AIS data either isn’t reported well or is inaccurate? or is it pretty consistent globally?
From a collection point of view there are not places on the earth where the signals can not be received through a combination of Satellite and Terrestrial methods. There are certain areas in the world however where vessels may choose to operate without AIS. We did co-present a webinar with ICEYE that tackled this issue.
- If I don’t have ArcGIS Pro yet, is there another way to view the AIS data – like adding it as a layer from ArcGIS Online in ArcMap?
Yes. We can provide a feature service of global AIS data which will work for ArcGIS Online, and ArcMap.
- For tracks: how do you handle anomalies in the AIS signals?
We spend a fair amount of resources on pre and post processing the AIS data to improve overall data quality and prevent location anomalies.
- What does a global AIS data service cost?
Pricing details are here and feel free to contact us for other options not listed.