The Laminar Data Hub is available to all of our approved subscribers whereas the Laminar Data Private Platform is dedicated to just you and your partners.
If your data is in a standard form such as AIXM, WXXM or FIXM we can use one of our standard Data Connectors. If your data is bespoke, we have off-the-shelf Data On-Ramping packages where we will build you a custom Data Connector, Data Validator and API. Contact us for more details.
If our team of engineers have worked with similar data before, then it’s simply a matter of days. If you have unique proprietary data, contact us to discuss.
If your data is being hosted on the Laminar Data Hub there could be no charge and the Data On-Ramping will be included in your subscription cost.
However, if your data is being hosted on the Laminar Data Private Platform, we will work with you on the Data On-Ramping cost depending on the complexity of your data.
Data managed in Laminar Data flows through numerous stages: first it’s loaded through a Data Connector, then QA’d with Data Validators, then processed (conflated, fused, aggregated) with numerous Data Processors, then stored in the Persistence Layer. Finally, data is shared either via the Hub API or a Private API depending on which platform your data is on. The same flow applies to any data updates coming into Laminar Data.
Laminar Data is independently penetration tested, and we are actively working towards a number of accreditations, including ISO 27001 Information Security Management.
As part of our Data On-Ramping package you have the option of using an existing API or working with our engineers to design a custom API for your data. APIs can either be RESTful or based on SWIM standards.
If we host your data on the Laminar Data Hub we do all of the heavy lifting, loading, geometry checking and API building. Through our API Management Layer we know how many times a subscriber has accessed your data, meaning we can pass a royalty back to you based on its use.
Every piece of data in the Laminar Data platform has an owner, a source and a known quality. We always respect data ownership and copyright, and have strict rules for complex derived works and acceptable uses for certain data feeds.
Currently we have global coverage of the following data: Flight Positions, Flight Plans, NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, and Aerodromes, plus harmonized and value-added European coverage of Sectors, Routes, NAVAIDs and Designated Points. If there is something you need that we don’t have, please do contact us.
We’re constantly adding new data sets and whenever we add a new one you’ll see it on the Laminar Data website.
There are Laminar Data early adopters building some amazing apps, ranging from mobile apps to thick clients.
We make every reasonable commercial effort to assure the quality of the data coming into the Laminar Data platform. Our Data Validator checks both data in through the Data Connector and data out through the API. Unfortunately we are unable to make any formal assurance on the quality of the data, beyond what is declared by our Data Providers, because it is out of our direct control.
We make every reasonable commercial effort to ensure that the data is up-to-date, but unfortunately we cannot provide any guarantees as we are reliant on our Data Providers feeding us the updated data. All data is time stamped and the refresh cycles are published along with the APIs.
There are no guarantees with the data and it is not endorsed by any authority. Our Terms of Service and End User Licence Agreement (EULA) includes the respective terms and conditions for each Data Provider.
We don’t offer evaluation periods but for our launch your first 5000 hits are free each month.
We’re working hard on building some, and our early adopters have some amazing things in the pipeline. They will be available shortly; watch this space.
Head over to https://developer.laminardata.aero and log in, then you can use our ActiveDocs to try out the API and review the responses.
The APIs are available 99.9% of the time and standard support is available during our UK office hours (9am – 5pm), however there will be 24/7 worldwide support soon. Contact Us if you need specific SLA terms for your project.
We charge a fixed price per hit on the API of up to a limit of 500000 hits. When you reach this limit we will be in touch to arrange a custom commercial plan. There are different prices for the various APIs and the more you use them, the cheaper they become. Pricing for both the Laminar Data Hub and Private platform is based on the number of API hits in a month and we charge your credit card in arrears, please refer to our pricing page for more information.
The pricing plan automatically adjusts the price per hit based on your usage, see the pricing page for more information. The more you use, the less you pay per hit – and the price depends on the API. If you are confident that your usage will exceed the upper limit for pay per hit (500000/month), please contact us to discuss a custom commercial plan.
If you are a subscriber of Laminar Data then you can log in and review your API usage over time using your dashboard at https://developer.laminardata.aero.
We currently only accept payments via credit card of GBP with native payment currencies of USD and EUR on the way.