[Public-List] iPhone AIS receiver
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Mon Sep 24 07:52:43 PDT 2012
And from me too!
On 2012-09-24, at 7:47 AM, Lawrence Morris <morris.lc at verizon.net> wrote:
> Amen brother!
> Sent from my iPhone
> Larry Morris
> On Sep 24, 2012, at 9:42 AM, John Riley <jriley at dsbscience.com> wrote:
>> I played around with that app a while back, and there is simply no way
>> it is displaying all vessels within a given region. I looked at the
>> Chesapeake, areas like Savannah Approach and around New Orleans, and a
>> few other busy ports.
>> Sometimes, there was only one or two vessels shown.
>> Either the app does not get all AIS equipped vessels or there are very
>> few AIS equipped vessels. Either way, I'll stick to the Mark I
>> Eyeball...which has the added advantage of not requiring cell signal...
>> Apologies if I sound like a technophobic curmudgeon again, but the thing
>> I really hate about all these "modern tools" (gps, chartplotters, etc)
>> is that they pull the focus into the boat. The dangers lie outside and
>> around me...THAT's where I want to be looking.
>> Yes, I've been aboard a power vessel going 30 knots where the skipper at
>> the helm was looking DOWN at the dot on the chart plotter while piloting
>> his vessel in a narrow channel and with other boats nearby. Speed was a
>> problem, but so was focus of attention to a screen at the helm station
>> rather than out, as "Proper Lookout" demands.
>> Michael Grosh wrote:
>>> Android users can use MarineTraffic.com. I use it all the time, and I am on
>>> a boat with full featured AIS, chart plotter overlay, etc.(AIS is VHF line
>>> of sight, the smart phone app uses shore stations for unlimited
>>> Costs nothing.
>>> On Sep 23, 2012 7:46 PM, "Greenhouse, Matthew A. (GSFC-6650)" <
>>> matthew.a.greenhouse at nasa.gov> wrote:
>> John S. Riley
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