Use the Settings sub-menu

Tap on Menu->Settings to access the Settings sub-menu and the available options in it.

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A list of all of the available options and the actions you can perform, together with useful information, follows:

Map Options

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  • Auto-refresh: If enabled, the Live Map will be auto-refreshing. You can also manually refresh the Live Map provided that you have enabled the Bottom Toolbar option.
  • Bottom Toolbar & refresh button: Activate this option to display the Bottom Toolbar on the Live Map.
  • Vessel Names: Vessel Names will be displayed on the Live Map along with the subject vessel's icon.
  • Map type: Choose your preferred Map Type from the available options: Map - Hybrid - Aerial (Google Maps variations), OSM (OpenStreet map), Paint, Nautical. Note that in order to be able to use the Nautical Maps, you have to be signed-in to your MarineTraffic account and have purchased the Nautical Charts Service.
  • Distant zoom levels: Choose your preferred view when the map is completely zoomed out. You can either choose to see the vessels on the map or select Areas - a green grid with different areas that shows you the number of vessels in it at that moment.
  • Map Magnification: Select the preferred Map Magnification. The application will auto-detect the most appropriate resolution depending on your mobile device. However, you may set the resolution manually (for example, in case your bandwidth is limited for any reason).
  • Anonymized SAT data: When you choose this option, you are able to see all vessel that currently has a position on the Live Map, even though you might not have access to more information about it.
  • Map Scale: Choose whether you want the Map Scale to be displayed on the Live Map or not.

  • Zoom Control: Choose whether you want the Zoom Control buttons to be displayed on the Live Map or not.

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The available options (from left to right) in the Bottom Toolbar enable you to perform the following actions:

  • Directly bring out the Settings sub-menu
  • Manually refresh the Live Map at any time
  • Directly activate the My Fleet Map View
  • Directly activate the Ships Map View
  • Directly activate the Ports Map View
  • Directly activate the Weather Map View

Vessel Options

Use the sliders next to each Vessel Type to select whether you want vessels of the subject type to be displayed on the Live Map or not. 

Also, choose which vessels will be displayed depending on their status (Underway or Anchored/Moored) using the relevant sliders.

Move down to find more Vessel Options.

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  • Style: Select your preferred style of the displayed vessel icons.
  • Anonymized SAT data: Identical to the option on the Map Settings, you can choose this option to be able to see all vessel that currently has a position on the Live Map, even though you might not have access to more information about it.
  • Vessel Names: Vessel Names will be displayed on the Live Map along with the subject vessel's icon.
  • Icon size according to vessel's length: Vessel icons will be shown according to the actual vessel's length. Small (up to 80m), Normal (80-150m), Large (more than 150m).
  • Projected Course: According to the latest data, a projected course line will be displayed for each vessel icon. This line estimates the projected course of the subject vessel.
  • Show Wake: If enabled, wakes will be shown. Depending on the subject vessel's speed, the wake will be adjusted accordingly.

Upon making your selections, tap on the Show on Map button to view your changes on the Live Map.

Ports Options

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  • Ports
  • Marinas
  • Anchorages
  • Lights & AtoN
  • Stations

Use the sliders to define which icons are to be displayed when the Ports Map View is selected. Upon making your selections, tap on the Show on Map button to view your changes on the Live Map.

My Position

  • Auto-tracking: Activate this option to directly track your current position on the Live Map.
  • Record my Track with Route Planner: Enable the recording of your track using the Route Planner in-app tool.
  • Get position from: Tap on the device option to be getting information on your position directly from your mobile device. Tap on the map center option to define your location according to the Live Map's current central position (the point that the cross-hair indicates on the Live Map).
  • Max Distance of Ships Near Me: Define the maximum range of vessels (ports and lights as well) shown near your position. These assets will comprise the Near Me List. Accepted values are 1-100 NM.
  • Show Area Near Me: Enable this option to view the selected area of yours on the Live Map. The size of the area depends on your choice in the Max Distance of Ships Near Me option.

Weather

 

  • Show weather: Click on the slider to turn on the Weather.
  • Select the 2 available options to be displayed: Wind or Temperature Layer.
  • Select the way that the wind icons will be displayed on the Live Map (Arows, Barbs or None)
  • Animated: Select whether you want the weather to be animated on the Live Map.
  • Want More?: You can now purchase our Weather Maps service to get more weather information. 

Performance

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The MarineTraffic Mobile App auto-detects the appropriate performance settings depending on your mobile device. However, you can alter these settings using the "Performance" set of options.

  • Map Magnification: Select the preferred Map Magnification. The application will auto-detect the most appropriate resolution depending on your mobile device. However, you may set the resolution manually (for example, in case your bandwidth is limited for any reason).
  • Icons: Select the size of the displayed icons.
  • Interface: Select the size of the Interface (menus, options, buttons etc)
  • Smooth Animations: Enable or disable Smooth Animations (e.g. when zooming in and out).

My Account

Use this option to Login to your MarineTraffic Account (or to Logout).

Notifications

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  • Enable on this device: When this option is activated, you will be able to get Mobile Push Notifications on your mobile device. 

(click here to learn how to get Push Notifications on your mobile device)

  • Add alert when adding ship to My Fleet: This option will automatically enable vessel-based notifications when adding a new vessel to any of your fleets.
  • Manage Notifications: Click here to go to the Notifications Overview page.

My Fleets (options available only after signing-in)

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Use the available options to manage your Fleets. Tap on the name of the Fleet you wish to manage and, then, tap:

  • Mark as default: Set the selected Fleet as your default one. (your default Fleet will be displayed when choosing the "My Fleet" Map View while new vessels will be added to it)
  • Rename: Change the name of the selected Fleet
  • Notifications: To turn on/off the notification about this specific fleet.
  • Delete: Delete the selected Fleet
  • Save Changes: Tap on the Done button for the changes to take effect.

Units and Time

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Here you will be able to select the units you would rather have displayed in your app.

  • Lat/Lon display: Select the way you prefer the coordinates to be displayed.
  • Distance: Select your preferred distance unit.
  • Vessel Speed: Select your preferred speed unit.
  • Wind Speed: Select your preferred speed unit.
  • Temperature: Select your preferred temperature unit.
  • Time Display: You can selected your time display preferences. 

Help

Tap to visit the relevant MarineTraffic Help pages using your mobile device's web browser.