Aspectum has created a map analyzing and visualizing maritime connections between the Philippine central islands – Region IV (Calabarzon & Mimaropa), Region VI (Western Visayas), and NCR (National Capital Region). Vessel movement trajectory was built into routes based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. AIS connects transponders from each ship above 300 gross tonnage and broadcasts vessel position, current speed, destination course, ship name, etc. to a single public network.
These trajectories make spotting abnormalities in vessel movement and deviations from planned routes more convenient. As well as this, it facilitates transportation logistics, analysis, and management planning. Additional filters allow categorization by the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number or by the type of activity: anchored, drifting, moving to a destination, etc. The tool integrates with the Vessel Finder database to acquire and display detailed ship information.
The information visualized by Aspectum is beneficial to transportation operators, shipping managers, port & terminal authorities, governmental supervisors, and shipowners. Private transportation companies and their satellites may utilize data to optimize route planning or harbor infrastructure by drawing on sea arterial workload records. While government authorities can explore the feasibility of building more ports or monitor for ship navigation rule violations.
Aspectum is a California-based company that specializes in geospatial business solutions, interactive map production, and data visualization for both profit and non-profit purposes. Aspectum partners with leading companies across industries in North America and Europe for enhanced mapping that makes data more available and valuable.