ShipView™ features

The ShipView Advantage

ShipView was designed to simplify the decision-making process. Spire Maritime hosts the ShipView web application and all data, enabling users to access the application anywhere, at any time, and on most devices.

With instant access to the latest, dynamic, comprehensive, and accurate ship information over the internet, analysis of ship behaviour patterns is faster and easier. ShipView is perfect for utilizing AIS data without integrating the data feed into operational display systems.

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Data access

ShipView combines satellite and terrestrial AIS data for a comprehensive global view of the shipping. ShipView allows users to plot and visualize the latest vessel positions, view essential information - including speed and course - and gain access to three years of historical track data for each ship within ShipView. Access to this data improves the tracking and monitoring of ship activities worldwide by providing dynamic and up-to-date information from the world’s most comprehensive satellite AIS service.

Web-based interface

ShipView users have access to the web application anywhere and on most devices, from desktop to mobile, giving them the flexibility to work where and when they need to.

There is no need for setup or an in-house application as a web-based application; Spire Maritime hosts the entire platform and all data.

Ship search

Searching for individual ships can be done through single line query by name, IMO number, Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), Call Sign, Flag, or destination.

This simplified search process helps find ships of interest easily and quickly.


Users can add, edit or delete rules and groups based on any vessel attribute available, such as vessel type, speed, or flag, to filter global ship traffic and search only for ships that match specific criteria.

Users can import or export filters as needed, making operational decisions quickly by creating more targeted analysis and research.

OGC or Esri External Map Layers

ShipView was designed for interoperability, allowing users to load any Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web map service, Esri map and Feature, or Tiled Map Service as a map layer or base map. With access to these services, users can gain contextual insight to make more informed decisions by incorporating maritime-specific information such as wave height, ice coverage, weather and other data sets.

Download & Save Data

Users can quickly analyze reviews or report on ship information while offline. Datasets of ship information, in standard formats, can promptly be downloaded for either all ships globally or ships within a current view.

Custom areas, polygons & geofencing

ShipView™ users can draw, import and manage their own polygons of interest, then filter vessels inside these areas. This feature can be coupled with the alerting functionality, enabling geo-fencing alerts when any ships leave or enter the user's bookmarked areas, or with the download & save data, for extracting ship lists inside those polygons.


With the ShipView alerting feature, users have more flexibility for monitoring and tracking ships or areas of interest within any maritime domain. Users can set up filters based on specific rules or groups for ship behaviours. Automatic alerts can be triggered to deliver the targeted information directly via email or within the alerts panel in ShipView.