Marine Location Traffic API
Select any point on the map, define the area and see all the marine vessels traffic in your selected zone with Datalastic AIS API.
Ships Traffic Data in Your Selected Marine Zone
Your Port Ship Tracking API
Set your port and get data on incoming ship traffic in your zone
Vessel AIS Marine Data
Receive the AIS feed and view the descriptive data about the vessel traffic
Open Waters Marine Location
Define longitude and latitude in the API and see all marine vessel traffic data
Fast and Secure AIS Database
Extremely fast and secure database response allows to view dozen ships at a time
Real-Time Vessel Tracking Data
Get live data about ships location, speed, course, navigational status, etc.
750000 Vessels in AIS Database
One of the biggest databases in the maritime API web services sector
Zone Monitoring Ship Traffic API Response Example
About Ship Location Traffic AIS API
Marine Location Traffic API allows you to identify and set the zone for monitoring purposes. Instead of tracking an individual vessel, now you have access to the AIS (Automatic Identificational System) data feed based on a marine territory.
Scan the maritime zone and get marine ship data such as IMO number, MMSI number, vessel name data, navigational status information, ship type and subtype, current position data, speed, ship course, heading, destination and country of the vessel.
Functionalities of Ship Location Traffic API
This Maritime API endpoint facilitates you to access the AIS data API feed pinned to a specific location globally anywhere in the world. You can choose to select the zone around a specific port, any random point on the map.
Track the radius to see ship traffic up to 10 nautical miles around your selected point. Define longitude & latitude anywhere on Earth and see all marine traffic in there. Alternatively, you can define the port UNLOCODE. Datalastic then will define the location of that port itself and will show you all related maritime traffic and ships in the radius around the port.
Database Requests in Ship Monitoring API
Each marine location traffic API request is counted based on the number of vessels the result retrieves from the maritime AIS database.
Imagine you have requested to ships around London Port and the API found you 87 vessels. Based on the query result 87 points will be deducted from your subscription plan.
Datalastic implemented a user overuse and bug protection mechanism in its marine location traffic API. In case your request yields an error or no vessels are found, then you do not have any requests deducted from your maritime API subscription.
Ship AIS Data API Overuse Protection
All Datalastic plans and endpoints contain database Overuse Protection for our users.
Often by human mistake or some other bug in the query, you may call the MMSI number of the ship that does not exist or there might be some other issue why maritime data is missing. In that case, if there is no successful data on the ship, the API request does not count and nothing is deducted from your plan.
You are free to cancel your maritime API subscription any time you wish in case you don’t like the AIS data by Datalastic.
Maritime AIS Data API - Frequently Asked Questions
How fresh is the data in the database?
Depending on the nature of data the frequency of updates varies. In general, typically vessels location and vessel tracking information updates every 2 minutes. In some cases, data update delays up to 20 minutes. That happens because the data source depends on current weather conditions, and the vessel data reporting frequency and AIS receivers availability.
Where does marine AIS data come from?
As we have described previously, AIS is an Automatic Identification System that searches and tracks vessels. That is how Datalastic receives marine data via Terrestrial AIS receivers which further transmit data to Datalastic partners and maritime organizations. After that Datalastic receives and decodes data and stores it in a data warehouse that you can access via API services.
How to start using Datalastic maritime API?
It is very easy to use Datalastic Maritime API services. Start by visiting our pricing page and choose the most suitable plan for you. After that go ahead and subscribe. After payment and registration, you are good to go! You will access API code instantly after the registration is done.
Is there developers' support avaliable?
How many vessels are in the Datalastic Database?
Datalastic has one of the biggest marine databases that is available on the market. There are currently more than 750000 vessels and 21000 ports in the maritime database.
When can I cancel my Maritime API subscription?
You can cancel your subscription any time you wish in case you are not satisfied with Datalastic maritime AIS data services. Log in to your Account, go to Subscriptions, and press "Cancel".
Alternatively, you can write your cancelation request to firstname.lastname@example.org