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Vessel traffic program for iPad

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Looking for a www site that I stumbled across once that showed everything with an AIS signal on the planet. What do you use for your iPad?

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Re: Vessel traffic program for iPad

For a web site, there is Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions - AIS Marine Traffic They also have an app, but I use shipfinder on my iphone.


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Use the above Live Ships Map (Marine Traffic) app on my iPad.
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Looking for a www site that I stumbled across once that showed everything with an AIS signal on the planet. What do you use for your iPad?

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Sorry, there is no such thing... From MarineTraffic's FAQ page (emphasis mine):

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It's scary how many boaters today appear to be viewing these sites as if they are an equivalent substitute for an onboard AIS receiver...
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It's scary how many boaters today appear to be viewing these sites as if they are an equivalent substitute for an onboard AIS receiver...
Yup, I agree...that's why I just installed a new VHF with AIS receiver. But before I had that, I used the iphone app. I knew it was not complete, but being aware of that limitation it was better than nothing.


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It's scary how many boaters today appear to be viewing these sites as if they are an equivalent substitute for an onboard AIS receiver...
Gotta start somewhere guys... radar, plotter.... We'll get there. It's the big mother tugs and ships I worry about in the limited visibility. A little information is better than none. Thanks.

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.......A little information is better than none. Thanks.
I suppose, but keep how it works in mind. These websites rely on local receivers that transmit data to the internet, which the site picks up, translates to its graphics and sends back to you. If you identify a large vessel, via an app, in limited visibility and adjust course. for all you know, you adjusted right toward it. Worse yet, if you are lulled to think there isn't anything ahead and go below to use the head, there is really no assurance.

We don't transmit AIS at all for that matter, so you'll never know whether we're out there. A buddy does transmit and I look to rendezvous with him frequently. I pull up the site ashore and rarely find him, even though I was just texting with him and know exactly where he is.
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You can use the one on my website.

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I suppose, but keep how it works in mind.
I just want to "ditto" this, because it is so important to remember. Certainly, more information is better than less. But do not fool yourself into thinking that any of these websites will show you "everything with an AIS signal on the planet." They won't. Not even close.
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Re: Vessel traffic program for iPad

I like to putz around that site when I need some putzing around time, but as far as I know, it's not real time? Am I correct in that assumption?

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