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Tracking system for ship docking in ports

Mobile phones and tablets are undoubtedly our life companions. They offer us several applications and services, which will be challenging to do without if you have used them at least once. Most of us never leave home without our smartphones.  Leaving your smartphone and fully enjoying the surrounding reality now seems to be something very difficult or even impossible to imagine.

However, the maritime world has not been left out of the significant development that mobile applications have experienced. The sea covers vast territories and does not have clear borders, so if you are the owner of a ship or boat, it is very important to have information about your position and trajectory. Mobile phones are modern navigators. There are various applications and sites offering positioning services for ships equipped with AIS - an economical, innovative, efficient system with a wide range of coverage. Using the AIS system, you will be able to check the position of your vessel or fleet from your PC or smartphone. Also, with the help of these applications and websites, it is possible to easily find your friends' ships, yachts, fishing boats, and even merchant ships. The ability to track merchant ships is in particular demand among businessmen, as knowing the exact location of the vessel on which their goods are transported is critical to providing accurate and timely information to customers. 

Navigation applications are based on the use of cartographic information (digital maps), data from various services that allow users to plan, build, visualize and track routes, find objects of interest based on geospatial data, and receive information of a reference nature online. Navigation software is created for both mobile devices and GPS navigators.

What is important about the development of navigation applications?

(AIS) monitoring.  AIS data is used to determine the position and obtain comprehensive information about the parameters of the vessel. Based on AIS data, the system builds a map of ship traffic in real-time in the world's oceans and provides opportunities for searching and detailed monitoring of ships and ports.

Maps. An important part of navigation applications is digital maps - a ready-made image or a set of data for its construction, vector, or raster maps. Many people use map services and the application itself. It is developed with or without support for downloading additional maps. Application development costs reduce because there is no need to create the maps.

Route planning. It is very important to create the tools for route planning and forecasting the time of arrival at ports to reduce fuel costs.

Notifications. A big plus in the navigation application is the flexible system of setting up SMS and e-mail notifications for prompt tracking of the ship's position in real-time. For example, you may receive messages that a ship has arrived in a certain area, changed its route, changed speed, load, or any other change.

Archive. A great feature in the navigation app is the archive. Archival information about all ship movements over several years with all the necessary information is a very useful function that can help you run smart algorithms over that data to improve your processes.

The rapid advancement of technology has significantly improved monitoring and tracking the ships in the recent past. In addition, the fast-developing satellite services have made ship tracking across the globe easier now, thus ensuring the safety of vessels from various threats. If you are thinking of developing a navigation application Mifort can help you with that. We are an experienced IT outsourcing company that delivered more than 200 successful projects for our clients. Contact us about your ideas we are ready to work on them.

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