The Vessel's future route can be easily visualized on the Live Map using our Route Forecast feature.
The feature allows you to display a calculated future route that the vessel will take, along with waypoints and ETA.
Our users with the Basic accounts will be able to see a forecast for the vessel's route but with limited access to the Voyage information, such as ETA and Speed.
This feature allows you to visualise the current or planned voyage of a vessel as well as to have access to the ETA (reported and predicted) and it is accessible through:
- The Vessel`s info window
Please click on the three vertical lines in the info window, there you will also be able to find the option to show the route forecast on the map, among other details.
- Vessel's Details Page
As soon as you click on the ROUTE FORECAST button, the polyline will be displayed on the map performing the future voyage of the subject Vessel. When you hover your mouse over the key waypoints you will get more information, such as the expected time at that point, distance travelled until that point and more.
Similarly, when you hover over the final destination point, you will be able to observe such information as distance to go, time to destination and estimated time of arrival.
The colour of the track line indicates the speed of the vessel in knots.
You will notice that the route line is surrounded by a coloured band that provides weather information.
By clicking on the cog icon, you will be able to set the preferences of the Weather Bar according to your liking. You may choses to display the bar or hide it and you may also select exactly what information you wish for there to be shown.
Depending on what you select from the options listed below, the contour appears and provides you info on
the wind speed (kn), wave height (m), swell height (m) or current speed (kn)
Note: The Route Forecast feature is only available for the Vessels that are still on their way to the reported destination.