We are planning to implement a routing application to monitor marine traffic.

The issue is that we either need a data set that has international sea traffic routes data or a clear definition of it.

In both cases, we couldn't find a good resource. We found few resources such as geoweb.dnv.org/data and http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=3d82f13e484c4d3ca24345b796b76400 but it's limited for few areas, while we need to cover the whole globe.

Any idea?

to explain what I'm looking for, please take a look here: http://www.imo.org/OurWork/Safety/Navigation/Pages/ShipsRouteing.aspx

I found this dataset http://geocommons.com/overlays/25 but it's not quite accurate. I don't think it's based on the standard traffic routing system.

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    Email the admin of this site, marinetraffic.com? I worked on an offshore windfarm project in the UK a few years back, and marine data was a bit on the scarce side, and not very standardized. Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 8:34
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    Good luck. I really enjoyed working on AIS, seeing boats moving around in real time. The most fun I ever had doing Java, though I would certainly use Javascript and something like OpenLayers, if I were to do it again. Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 9:21
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    The best combo. OL didn't exist when I did mine, we used Java and MySQL. I even wrote my own WMS server and the mapping was a giant Swing application. Oh the pain. Enjoy the lovely new tools we have at our disposal these days :D Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 9:40
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    I have a colleague who deals with a marine data supplier (and they do some global datasets). She isn't in today, but I will ask her tomorrow for their details. If I don't respond tomorrow, or you don't already have an answer, feel free to message me again for a reminder. Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 10:55
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    Have you seen this website?
    – Hornbydd
    Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 14:23

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