1Spatial, Live Vessel Tracking

1Spatial was challenged to come up with an automated way of delivering live vessel positions to an online mapping system, with no available infrastructure and the solution needed to be live in a week.

Supplied with the customer’s vessel position data from an API, 1Spatial deployed a solution using FME Cloud in conjunction with ArcGIS Online to create a live fleet positioning system that would update vessel locations every two minutes.

With the source data and target platform; ArcGIS Online, already in the cloud, an FME Cloud approach gave the customer a cost effective and infrastructure free way to solve their problem. Logging and automated email notifications were added to ensure that both 1Spatial and the customer were notified if any of the system components failed. In addition, the locations of all the tracked vessels were archived, also in the cloud, so that any day’s activity could be replayed at any time from the archive.

1Spatial are global leaders in managing geospatial data and build long term partnerships with their clients, delivering real value to them through automated, rules-based solutions that are grounded in a deep understanding of their needs and challenges.

“Give FME Cloud a try; use it to play with a service that matters to you. Then take that learning and bring it to your day job.” -- David Eagle, FME Division Manager, 1Spatial