Free AIS tracking site

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by kp12, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. kp12
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    Recently I found a very usefull AIS tracker (VesselFinder). It has not so good coverage like MarineTraffic but in some areas US and WestEurope is better. The interface is quicker and more user friendly
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    I tried to open it but no luck. I'm on a boat at present and when at sea internet is very slow. All the sites are too bandwidth intensive for us boat guys.
     
  3. Stumble
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    Not a very good site actually, since it doesn't include any of the vessel information on the map.
     
  4. Milehog
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    kp12, thank's, interesting site.
     
  5. Frosty

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    Hey I can see you out at sea, wave out of the window!!
     
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  7. antondavis
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    there are many sites that may show the ship positions, so don't just go in one site accustomed to use only it. There are many other systems for vessel tracking like the marine traffic and Vessel Finder, but you'd better read about it firs, so check it here about the free vessel tracking sites and especially for the AIS live ship tracking.:confused::mad:
     
  8. daiquiri
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    Very incomplete. What, no marine traffic in the Adriatic sea? :rolleyes:
    MarineTraffic is much better, imo.
     
  9. Manie B
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    for the new Apple iPhone 4s there is Shipfinder that is a free apps
    works well
    smart toy to have in your pocket
     
  10. antondavis
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    in this line of thought I can recommend you VTExplorer because you can use it with your iPhone, Android, MS Windows and even for MAC if you connect them.
     
  11. Manie B
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    Guys just on this subject

    have any of you a "map" or chart of the busy / popular shipping lanes all over the world

    What I am looking for is the general paths ships follow in the OPEN OCEANS

    all these AIS charts work well but they only show close to land
    it would be nice to have all - but the open water is my main interest
     
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