The Pole Star API provides programmatic access to vessel position and ship information data using simple, powerful, and secure application programming interfaces for simple integration with internal systems (e.g. ERP) and other applications.
For in-house and commercial developers who need Application Programming Interface (API) access to ship tracking data and vessel information, the Pole Star API connects your systems with our industry-renowned data services.
Every day, Pole Star processes millions of position reports relating to over 150,000 vessels. With our API, you can connect your ERP or in-house systems with the data in your account, including AIS and Inmarsat-C positions, as well as our database of ship particulars.
Connect your business
With the Pole Star API, you can connect to your Pole Star account, allowing you to integrate with your ERP or other existing IT systems.
Easy to use
The Pole Star API uses a RESTful endpoint architecture and HTTP verbs. Our requests and responses are formatted as JSON.
Real time data
Our API gives you access to near real time data allowing you to report on or build applications that utilise live vessel movement data, notifications and alerts as they happen.
The Pole Star API uses clean, well-formed code to make development and maintenance of your code easy and quick.
Consistent geospatial data
All our geospatial services use a well-formed, consistent and OGC-compliant geospatial data format.
First class service providers
Our API utilises data from a number of first-class data providers including: IHS and ORBCOMM.
Essentially, our RESTful API allows developers to access the vessel position and ship data that users of the Pole Star platform are able to in our mobile and desktop apps. With API key authentication and granular user-based permissions, you can easily manage and control access to the Pole Star API.
Granular user-based permissions allow you to manage and control access to ships, fleets and more
Access is authenticated by secure API key.
With our Swagger-enabled API, you get complete, interactive and easy to understand documentation.
Our dedicated API support team is happy to help you with any questions you may have
Need programmatic access to vessel data? Talk to us today about how we can help you integrate vessel data into your existing systems and increase the availability of data across your business.