If you are visiting a port you may be curious about the vessels around you and since it is pretty hard searching for a vessel you do not know the name of Maritime Optima has created a "Vessels Nearby Me" feature in our products. This feature allows ShipAtlas to zoom in on your location and show you the vessel closest to you.

We recommend turning on the satellite map for this feature.


How to Search for Vessels Nearby You

Step 1

The first thing you have to do is to allow ShipAtlas access to your location.

You can change this in your mobile settings.

Step 2

Find the button on the right side of the search bar with a location icon and click on it. ShipAtlas will start to zoom in on your location and show you every vessel nearby your location. These vessels will be highlighted with a red circle around them.

Step 3

ShipAtlas automatically chooses to show you a vessel card belonging to one of the vessels. The vessel belonging to this card will be highlighted with a green line around it on the map. If you are interested in the other vessel cards, start swiping left to change the cards.

Step 4

If you are interested in a particular vessel you can click on it and its vessel card will pop up on the bottom of your screen. Click "See More" to learn more about the vessel.

Note that by clicking on a chosen vessel you are leaving the "Vessels Nearby Me" feature.

Step 5

Click on the "Vessel Nearby Me" button again if you want to go back to the total overview. If you want to return to your regular map afterward, just click on any space in your map.


Next step

Congratulations! 🎉

You now know how to use the "Vessel Nearby Me" feature in ShipAtlas.

In the next guide, you will learn how to change the style of your map.

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