Live Map Basics

Live Map is the key feature of MarineTraffic. It enables you to move around the globe with ease and directly track down any vessel that may be of interest to you with efficiency. It is periodically auto-refreshed (you can also manually refresh it) to include all the latest information regarding the positions of any vessel.

You have the ability to zoom out and get a general overview of the world or to zoom in and get a more detailed view of a certain area of interest.

When zoomed out, the Live Map displays an overview of the global traffic. World.pngWhen zoomed in enough, vessels are displayed as coloured icons. Each icon corresponds to an actual vessel.Live_Map_Zoom.pngThe colour of each icon represents the type of the respective ship for easier identification. 

Our Live Map is not all about vessels, however! Other objects of maritime interest such as Ports, Marina, Lighthouses or even AtoN (Aid to Navigation) can be displayed on the Live Map - all with their respective icon and InfoWindow. Others.pngYou can choose what you want to see and combine different filters on the Live Map!

To learn more about how to use our Live Map, please click here.