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How to use the AIS Explorer App
How to use the AIS Explorer App
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Written by Nick Olson
Updated over a week ago

AIS Explorer App allows you to view vessels via the AIS network, you can view Terrestrial and Satellite AIS positions anywhere in the World.

Download the AIS Explorer App from your App Store or Play Store

When you first download the App ensure you allow access to photos and most importantly allow the App to use your location while using the App, this means the App will geolocate to where you are.

Paid Features

Features such as, Vessel Search, Filters of Vessel type, Adding Favourites to follow, Satellite AIS positions with vessel details are all paid services. You need to create a registration via the Sign Up prompt when you tap on a paid feature and start the free trial to upgrade.


Tap on Map to view AIS data in the map view.

The map will display AIS targets around your location, you can move and zoom your position using the standard tap and drag, pinch in and out gestures.

Tap on any vessel icon to see the current speed and direction of that vessel along with the vessel name and type.


Tap on the Search button to find any vessel, you can use the vessel name or MMSI number,

Tap on the vessel name to be taken to its last reported position.


You can tap on the heart icon to add the vessel to your favourites list.

By tapping on the heart icon at the top right, you can see all the boats on your favourites list displayed at one time.


Tap on the filter icon top right. Here you can add or remove types of vessels you wish to see on the map. Once selected closing the Filter pop out applies the selected filters.

Local Knowledge

Select Local knowledge, here you can also see the AIS reported vessel data relative to a great resource of information in Local Knowledge.

Use the Account Page to Manage subscriptions, your PredictWind Account and view other information about the AIS Explorer App.

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