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UP42 Adds exactEarth Ship Tracking Data to Geospatial Marketplace

By Eric Van Rees - 8th July 2020 - 06:56

UP42 announced that global ship tracking data from exactEarth Ltd. is now offered on the UP42 developer platform and marketplace for Earth observation data and analytics.

The exactEarth partnership enables UP42 users to build powerful maritime applications incorporating near real-time and historical vessel Automatic Identification System (AIS) track and position information.

UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation data sets and advanced processing algorithms – along with cloud computing power – to create their own geospatial solutions easily and inexpensively. Users purchase just the data needed to cover their area of interest and then leverage scalable processing capabilities to analyze the data sets without investment in their own computing infrastructure.

“We created UP42 to democratize access to Earth observation data so that anyone can extract valuable insights to solve global or local challenges,” said UP42 CEO Sean Wiid. “The UP42 platform provides our users all the tools they need to develop geospatial workflows, applications and even commercial products.”

The addition of exactEarth data to the UP42 marketplace dramatically expands the ability to build sophisticated maritime applications on the open platform by combining the AIS data with other geospatial information.

Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, exactEarth is the leading provider of global vessel tracking and monitoring information derived from AIS signals transmitted by ships at sea and received by orbiting satellites. exactEarth AIS data sets include real-time commercial passenger and cargo vessel locations, headings, routes, destinations, and arrival times, as well as historical archives of this information dating back a decade.

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