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Author Topic: AIS input and Google Earth?  (Read 3118 times)

April 11, 2014, 03:01:04 PM
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Hi there,

Is there any possibility of bringing in AIS to display in realtime in the sim? With the amount of AIS tracking sites out there, there is a lot of data available, one site is marinetraffic.com but there are a few.

It would be great to perform simulations with realtime shipping positions through AIS. Perhaps a standard model for cargo, tanker and/or passenger liner could be selected with the values given by the API data?

Thanks.
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Brad

April 14, 2014, 08:14:50 PM
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Hi, that's certainly an interesting idea, I'll have a think about how it might be implemented.

April 21, 2014, 10:29:38 AM
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AIS input and output. I'm interested in output to chart-plotter. If That can be done for GPS simulation also then for AIS. OpenCPN (http://opencpn.org) has AIS NMEA sentences capability according to OpenCPN User Manual (help_en_US.html#NMEASentences). I have OpenCPN 3.2.2 on at least one of my computers.

June 18, 2014, 02:58:52 PM
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I will certainly look into this. It should be relatively simple to construct AIS data for the ships in the simulation, and send this to a chart plotter.

July 06, 2014, 06:20:51 PM
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That will be great, looking forward to it!  :)

December 03, 2018, 08:34:54 AM
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AIS input would be fun - NMEA input handling for some of the online AIS sources would be interesting.