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. 

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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.

  1. If the ship type is a one use type (LPG Carrier) that can be identified through the AIS data ship type.
  2. Through our Vessel API we provide additional vessel data such as Commercial Owner and Vessel Subtype. This can help estimate most likely cargo.
  3. 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.

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