Spire Sense - REST APIs

Tailor your API queries to best suit your needs. Learn more about API behavior and responses.

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11 articles in this collection
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Request Historical AIS Messages

Best practices for retrieving AIS messages in the recent past.
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Access Enhanced Vessel Data (EVD)

Definitions and instructions on requesting Enhanced Vessel Data from the Vessels API
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Using API Query Parameters

Descriptions and examples of every available API parameter
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Keeping Up after the Last Page of Results

Recommended strategies once you've reached the end of your results.
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Duplicate Entries in the Vessels API

We describe some of the difficulties with keeping track of unique vessels
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Which REST API is right for me (Messages or Vessels)?

We discuss the key differences between the Messages & Vessels APIs in this article
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What are the "collection_type" and "source" fields in the Messages API?

This article provides additional information on these fields.
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AIS decoded fields descriptions and their values

Learn which fields are decoded by Spire Sense and which get translated into more meaningful ship descriptions
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Determining Ship Types

How we assign ship type values in Messages and Vessels
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API Calls: Getting Started

We explain REST API behavior, pagination, cursors, response limits and more
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The difference between the 'created_at' and 'timestamp' fields in the Messages API

We differentiate these two fields, how they may impact your AIS messages processing, and how they define latency
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Updated over a week ago