The basemap includes boundaries for all nations:
12nm (territorial sea)
24nm (contiguous zone)
Exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
A nations boundaries are shown as boundary lines on the map.
The basemap includes additional boundaries for some nations:
These will appear as a fourth boundary line on the map, it will be the line closest to the coast.
The basemap includes the New Zealand Fisheries Management Areas (FMA):
These boundary lines divide the New Zealand EEZ into 9 Fisheries Management Areas.
The basemap includes selected marine park areas (MPAs):
All MPAs for New Zealand
The Great Barrier Marine Park in Australia
The Galápagos Marine Reserve
Additional MPAs are added on request. MPAs are shown as shaded areas on the map.
The basemap includes the global distribution of seamounts:
Over 30,000 seamounts are identified using bathymetric data at 30 arc-second (1km) resolution.
When selected, area filters are shown on the basemap:
Custom areas can be set up as filters for analysis of activity. This filtering allows for additional analysis, such as viewing vessels that have entered the area from a foreign port. These areas may be your EEZ, MPA, or other areas of interest or jurisdiction. Contact us if you'd like a new area added.
When an area filter is selected it is shown as transparent white.
When selected, areas of interest are displayed on the basemap:
To help with analysis across multiple areas of interest these can be selected as extra layers to show on the basemap.
On occasion, vessel data is paused from loading:
This occurs in areas where there are many vessels, like a port. We do this to make loading the overall map faster.
This is signified by a grey hexagon with a download arrow. To see vessels in this area, click on the hexagon and vessel information will load.