SubTel Cable Map Tutorial: Cable Ship Layer

SubTel Forum Blog
January 19, 2020

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Welcome to this tutorial on how to use the SubTel Cable Map. My name is Kieran Clark, Lead Analyst at SubTel Forum, and by the end of this tutorial, you will have learned how to use the Cable Ships map layer to view the location and details of over 45 cable ships around the world.

Basic Viewing

This layer is automatically updated every 6 hours to provide users with real-time information on the position and destination of all active cable ships.

Clicking any of the cable ship icons on the map will bring up details for the selected vessel in the bottom left information pane.

Clicking on a ship icon will show Cable Ship details in the info pane of the SubTel Cable Map

The cable ship layer is currently configured to display the name of the vessel, the timestamp of its most recently updated position and its current destination.

Expanding the Cable Ships entry in the layers list will allow you to view all cable ships in list form. Clicking on a cable ship in this list will pan the map to your selection.

Cable Ship layer list view

Group Filter

You can also use the group filter to search for a specific cable ship.

Select the Cable Ships group and input the name or partial name of a cable ship to filter matching results.

Cable Ship Group Filter

Click on the filtered results in the layer list to pan to your selection.

See You Next Time!

This concludes the tutorial on how to use the Cable Ships map layer to view the location and details of over 45 cable ships around the world. I hope you found this useful and encourage you to make use of this tool to learn more about the submarine cable and related industries.

If you have any questions or comments, let me know at kclark@subtelforum.com. I’m always looking for feedback on how to improve this map.

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I’ll see you next time to talk about more exciting features!