On the free plan, most of the features are free forever, but some is limited:

  • Enhanced AIS

  • Historical AIS data

For those of you not an expert in shipping, these words may be confusing.

So let us show you what these features are and how you can keep track of your usage of them.


What Features in ShipAtlas are Limited?

Enhanced AIS Data

When you click on a vessel at the beginning of your ShipAtlas usage, blue lines appear behind and in front of the vessel. The thick and striped line shows where the vessel came from and the dotted one shows where it is going.

This feature, called vessel tracks, is using enhanced AIS data.

The enhanced AIS data also allows you to get the navigational status. current draft and estimates of whether vessels are in ballast or laden condition.

Historical AIS Data

When you click on a vessel and read about its voyage history you are using the feature based on historical AIS data.


How to Keep Track of Your Usage of the Limited Paid Features

When you are inside the ShipAtlas map using the free plan, you can see a button with a dollar sign under the search bar on the left side.

Click on the dollar sign.

"The Remaining Usage of Paid Feature" information will show on your screen.

Here you can keep track of your usage. As you can see in the picture below you start with 20 usages of the enhanced AIS data and 10 usages of the historical AIS data.


What Happens When You Have Used up the Limited Paid Features and Still Want to Use Them?

You upgrade to the Standard Plan! Which will give you unlimited access to the features. You can choose between a 1,3,6 or 12-month subscription.

Sounds tempting, right?

Read our next guide where we will show you how you upgrade to a Standard Plan in ShipAtlas. What are you waiting for?!

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