AFF and APIs can be set up in your account under management settings.
What is AFF?
AFF is Automated Flight Following and it allows you to send your tracking data through to third parties, such as the US Forest Service, the United Nations World Food Program, Lockheed Martin Flight Services Surveillance-Enhanced Search & Rescue, the National Aerial Fire Centre in Australia and many more. Some third parties require specific position reporting rates and your Spider may need to have the settings updated, this may also mean your Spidertracks charges may increase.
How to set up the AFF feed
1. Visit app.spidertracks.io and log in with your email and password, then click on the 'Settings' icon.
2. Select the organisation that you would like to set up an AFF feed.
3. Select AFF/API in the menu
4. Select the aircraft you would like to add to the AFF/API feed
5. Select the public or private AFF consumer you would like to use
6. If you would like to apply the settings to all the Aircraft in your account, click 'Apply to All'
7. Click Save
8. To finish the setup, please send through the following details to the API provider:
- Aircraft registration
- The Spider IMEI
The IMEI can be found at the bottom of the Aircraft Settings page, which is a 15 digit number which will look like this 300234013726430.
Also See: Using the Spidertxt App to Set Up Automated Flight Following (AFF / API)
Who can pull data from Spidertracks?
|Australia: Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
|Australia: NAFC (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|Australia: Victoria Dept. of Sustainability & Environment|
|Canada: Alberta Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|Canada: British Columbia Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|Canada: Manitoba Wildfire Program|
|Canada: Ontario - Ministry of Natural Resources|
|Canada: Prince Albert Forest Protection Base|
|Canada: Yukon Wildland Fire Management|
|Germany: Convexis Rescue Track (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|International: Aerotrack Flightops|
|International: Apex Flight Operations (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|International: Blue Sky Network (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|International: Guardian Mobility Inc.|
|International: IndigoSat MiTrac|
|International: Latitude Technologies Web Sentinel|
|International: SARTrack Limited|
|International: SkyTrac Systems Ltd|
|International: SOPFEU (1 minute position reporting interval)|
|International: TracPlus Global Ltd|
|New Zealand: Rescue Coordination Centre|
|Switzerland: Rega Swiss Air Rescue|
|United States - FAA Alaska Flight Services|
|United States: Digital AirWare|
|United States: Leidos Flight Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|United States: National Park Service, Western Arctic Region, Alaska|
|United States: Satcom Direct (1 - 2 minute position reporting interva|
|United States: State of Alaska DNR (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
|United States: US Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)|
We also have an API available so third-party consumers can retrieve raw data from our system.
Third party consumers can configure either a Public or a Private data service to pull the raw data. If you are set up as a Public consumer Spidertracks' customers can elect you to pull their tracking data into your system.
The attached document is a comprehensive guide to assist you through all aspects of the integration process. Please note that there may be fees associated with pulling data from the Spidertracks API.
Things to note
- Some AFF Consumers require an update rate of 2 minutes
- Radius mode is not available
- You will be billed at your standard rate
- Contractors to NAFC (Australia) may be charged a 'roaming fee' by the NAFC integrator
- Other AFF Consumers may charge fees outside of the standard spidertracks fees
- Third parties consuming data through the API may be charged a fee
If you require any additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org