exactEarth ShipView™ is an easy-to-use, modern web-based viewing tool that allows users to see all the ship positions produced by their exactAIS® data service and then plots them on a familiar set of map layers to enhance the viewing experience.

Using ShipView and exactAIS you can easily do the following:

  • Find vessels anywhere in the world using single line searching
  • Make faster decisions using built-in filtering tools
  • Configure any ships map layer to automatically generate alerts
  • Add external map layers from any OGC WMS or Esri ArcGIS Servers
  • Download data sets to improve offline review, analysis and reporting

ShipView is an easy vessel locator and analysis tool perfect for evaluating exactAIS without the effort of integrating the data feed into existing operational display systems.

Users can access ShipView from anywhere and anytime to quickly get a sense of all the maritime traffic currently traversing our oceans. With a rich set of filtering and analysis tools at your fingertips, ShipView provides you with the view you need to make critical maritime operation decisions easier and faster than ever before. 

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exactAIS® Data Access

  • Plot and visualise latest ship positions, view critical ship information, and gain access to historical track data for each ship back to July 2010
  • Improves maritime monitoring of ship activities in the world or your area of interest by providing dynamic and up-to-date ship information

Ship Tracking

  • Lookback on a ship’s track over a 3-year period or choose a date range with the ship track toolkit to specify the timeline of interest
  • Longer ship track history allows for easier trend analysis and provides a comprehensive picture of patterns and behaviours to save users valuable time and effort when performing in depth analysis into global shipping traffic
  • Download data sets to improve offline review, analysis and reporting

Modern, Web-based Application

  • Access the web application anywhere, anytime, and on any modern platform from mobile to desktop
  • Improved efficiencies as exactEarth now "hosts" the data and the application (SaaS), saving users money and the time setting up and managing an in-house application and database

Map Navigation

  • Familiar navigational tools standard in mapping applications


  • Single line searching to find ships by name, IMO, MMSI, Flag, or destination while also returning the ship's photo from our expansive library
  • Search by drawn area, circle, EEZ or import in your own polygon files from your existing systems for easier navigation and analysis
  • Simplifies the process for finding a ship of interest anywhere in the world saving users significant time


  • Add, edit, or delete filters to subset the current view to only those ships that match the input criteria selected from any attribute available
  • Create easy to define rules which can be shared with other ShipView users
  • Choose from an expansive list of detailed ship types to narrow your search results even further
  • Efficient analysis process as ships that meet the criteria asked are returned quickly, building accurate situational awareness in very little time

Add OGC or Esri External Map Layers

  • Load any OGC WMS or Esri Map, Feature, or Tiled Map Service to ShipView as either map layer or base map
  • Ease of interoperability, either using in-house or external map services to view alongside exactAIS

Bookmarks and Gazetteer

  • Quickly zoom to user defined areas of interest
  • Saves time and effort when trying to view frequently visited areas when time is of the essence


  • Configure any ships map layer to automatically generate alerts whenever a ship matches or no longer matches specified criteria
  • Alerts can be sent via e-mail to allow for quicker response time to situations in an area of interest
  • Instant delivery of critical updates for improved decision-making and responsiveness using the most up-to-date and accurate information

Download and Save Data

  • Easily download a data set of either all ships or the ships currently in view
  • Improves offline review, analysis, and reporting by loading ship information into software or databases of choice

We are happy to announce that exactEarth is now part of Spire Global

We are incredibly excited to join the Spire family. As we complete the integration of our businesses, we will continue to look for opportunities to serve you better today and in the future. Together, we will continue to drive the digitalization of the maritime industry by building trusting relationships and providing our customers with innovative, actionable data solutions that have a meaningful impact on businesses, society and the planet.

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