Historical Location AIS Data API

Get AIS data on a chosen location within a specific time frame with Historical Location AIS Data API.

Find vessel traffic AIS data in the selected zone, port, or other area and access data on all vessels that passed through that zone in your selected historical time period.

With Historical Location AIS Data API you can, for example, get data on a list of all ships that passed though London port on 1st January 2022.


Historical location AIS Data API

Historical Location AIS Data API Features:

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

AIS Data in Any Location

Define a port or simply longitude and latitude and get AIS data in your zone.

Bulk Request Feature in Live vessel tracking API

Secure Data Servers

Datalastic Data servers are hosted in our secure data center in Germany. 

Historical ship data Endpoint

Historical Dates Range AIS Data

Choose a historical time frame and access data about vessels within your historical dates.

Live Vessel Data API Endpoint

Get Historical AIS Data in No Time

An extremely fast database allows getting data in a very little timeframe.

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

AIS Historical Location Data

Historical Location AIS Data is collected and stored in-house by Datalastic itself. 

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

750000 Vessels in AIS Database

One of the biggest ship databases in the maritime API web services sector

Historical Location AIS Data API Response Example

Historical Location AIS data API allows you to view historical data for a particular location or port. You can, for example, see all vessels that were within Rotterdam port on 1st February 2021.

Define a port or longitude and latitude, set a radius around your selected zone, and choose the timeframe for which you want to receive AIS data and request a report. After the report is executed you will get the following API response with a url that allows you to extract the reported data: 


As you see in the API response above the processed report contains the link (https://eu2.contabostorage.com/60ec266023284666af8f4570be75eb08:reports/4ddc14e0-9059-9b86-1156-8efd93f0cfe6.zip) with the list of all vessels that passed through your chosen location within your selected time period.

You can click it to download the sample report.

For more detailed instructions and full API reference about Historical Location AIS tracking data API, click the button below.

Looking for other Historical Data API? 

Datalastic provides also vessel historical data API. With Vessel historical data API you can specify the ship and the time frame that you are interested in and the API response shows you all vessel activity during your selected timestamp.  

Historical Location Ship data API

What is Historical Location AIS Data API?

Ship historical tracking AIS data API allows you to select any location in the past and view all vessels that were recorded within your selected zone and timeframe. You can choose either an existing port and define the search radius around it or you can define the longitude and latitude of your search area.
After you request the report, and your request status is “Done” then you can access the report and all the vessels captured within the zone. You can find further instructions on how to create a historical location AIS data API report request in the API References.

Each historical location ship API response contains a list of vessels that matched the searched zone and timestamp with the following vessel data:

  • vessel UUID (Universally Unique ID)
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • last vessel position (the time when the ship data was reported)
  • vessel speed
  • ship course
  • ship heading
  • vessel navigational status
  • vessel reported destination
  • distance

What is the difference between Historical Ship API and Historical Location AIS API?

Historical Ship API searches for a specific vessel activity in the past. There you can define an MMSI or IMO number of your chosen vessel and the timestamp to see where the ship was during your time frame. You follow the vessel in the past and see its activities, location, speed, course, destination, and more.

Unlike Historical Ship API, Historical Location AIS API allows you to monitor a specific zone in the seas, oceans, or rivers and see all the vessels that passed through it within a certain time frame, then it gives you a report with a list of vessels that matched your criteria.

Historical AIS Location data API
Historical ship location data API

Database Requests Usage in Historical Location AIS Data API

Each subscription plan has a package with a different number of API calls. Each API call subtracts a certain number of points from your package. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel the maritime API plan anytime you want. 
In Historical Location AIS Data API, each vessel that you find in your report subtracts 1 point from your total package. For example, if you find 51 vessels in your historical API result report in the selected zone of your search, then 51 points will be deducted from your total package. 
The maximum number of points to be deducted from Historical Location AIS Data API is 500. Even if you find 2000 vessels in your API report, only 500 will be deducted from your total subscription package. 


What is the Source of Historical Location AIS Data?

Datalastic stores its maritime data on its high-performance servers in Germany. Datalastic owns its own AIS towers and partners with many other AIS tower owners to cover all the globe: Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia.

Datalastic constantly cross-checks the data quality from various sources to insure the highest accuracy and reliability that is available on the market. 

Historical Location AIS Data Source