Build a map by adding layers of information

Maps are perfect for visualising a lot of information, to get an overview and to navigate. Maps and map-layers appear to be ideal tools for better understanding the reality.

In ShipAtlas you can select and combine different map layers such as;

  • Daily updated marine weather, piracy and sea ice conditions.
  • Local SECA/ECA zones, Polar Code, Load line zones canal restraints and Economical zones. Click in the map and find the details.
  • You can add vessels and ports as layers, switch between satellite or default map colours and create your private content.

The map information layers in ShipAtlas

Maps are perfect for visualising a lot of information, to get a quick overview and to focus. The idea of a map as a "mirror image of the reality" makes maps appear to be ideal tools for understanding complexity.  

The map layers give you a quick overview and you can combine different map layers pending on your user case. For example; turn on the wind map layer and select all supra-max vessels and then create a route from one of the specific vessels.

Select vessel segments and sub segments

Select the segment (dry cargo, tanker) and sub-segment (Panamax, tankers, etc) you work with and follow them in real-time in the map. You can search for vessels using different criteria or you can create lists of your favourite vessels and add them as layer to your map.

Click on any vessel in the map and get info on the vessels last port of call and next port, speed and whether we assume she is laden or in ballast.

View where the vessels have been trading in the past

A vessel voyage history log is attached to all the vessels so you quickly can find where a specific vessels have been trading in the past.

Click on any of the vessels and select the Vessel Voyage history, and you will find their track in the map.

Daily updated global marine weather, piracy activities and sea ice conditions

Select marine weather layers such as wind, precipitation, currents and waves. Your will find the Beaufort scale for wind and Sea state scale for waves. The weather forecast is for the next 14 days and is updated every 24 hours (web only).

View the always updated sea ice condition or the anti-shipping activities which is updated every 24 hours.

Turn on the port layer and add some vessels or a vessel segments. Hover over vessels or ports in the map and find more data on the vessels or ports.

Canal restrictions and congestion

Select the canal layer and click on a canal to find information about the canal restrictions.

Turn on the canal congestion layer and find which type of vessels are waiting at anchorage to pass the Suez or the Panama canal.

Turn on the port layer and add some vessels or a vessel segments. Hover over or click on the vessels in the map to find information on a specific vessel.

Switch between light or dark mode, or change to satellite mode

Some prefer dark colours and some prefer light colours. Select the map colours you prefer. If you want to study the vessels at anchorage and in a specific port; switch to satellite, add all vessel layers, and zoom in. Hover over or click on any of the vessels if you want to view more details about the vessels in port or at anchorage.

ECA/SECA Zone, Polar Codes and National Economical zones, Load line or INL zones

Select the ECA/SECA layers to find more details on the SOX/NOX areas. You will find the IMO defined zones and the national zones (Australia, South Korea, China, EU, Turkey). Click in the map and find the details.

Select National Economical Zones if you want to find which country controls the water.

Select Load line, International Navigating Limits (INL) or Polar code to study insurance conditions.

Click on any of the layers to find more detailed information.

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Available on desktop
and mobile

Use the same login on your mobile and laptop/desktop, and your settings and data are automatically synced on all your devices.
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We are here to answer questions and listen to your feedback!

We think you are the expert and we want you to succeed, and we want to develop ShipAtlas by Maritime Optima based on user feedback and your feedback is highly welcomed.

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