Mar 17, 2010

Real-Time Ship Tracking on Google Maps

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board. The transponder transmits data on position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as the vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details. Thanks to this AIS data there are now a lot of Google Maps mashups showing the real-time positions of ships around the world.
Being an old retired vessel follower and early implementer, I am always interested in possible improvements that can be made using today's technology. Appears all we need is a few volunteers with AIS receivers to cover inland waterways of the US! --- Monte HinesHere are a few ship tracking maps ... have produced a Google Map showing real-time information about ship movements throughout the world.
NOAA Fleet Map
Google Map tracking the ships of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Entrance of the Loire Estuary

Live ship tracking in the Loire Estuary, France. Includes a nautical map overlay.

Live AIS for Boca Raton, Florida
Portland, Oregon
San Francisco Bay
Seattle Live Ship Tracker
Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe
Live AIS Ship Tracking - Norway
Live AIS data for Kristiansand
Live AIS Stockholm
Northern Baltic (Also Stockholm)
Bay of Botnia, Sweden/Finland
Saltdean (English Channel) Live Ship tracking
Cape Pine Newfoundland

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