Thursday, July 12, 2012

Worldwide Ship Tracking

This is so cool.  An article at Watts Up With That? about the dearth of ships using the supposedly now ice-free Northwest Passage points to a web page that uses meteorological data transmitted by ships (I suspect entirely non-military ships) to plot where they are.  There are breakdowns by cruise ships, tall ships, research ships, and a few other interesting categories, and you can zoom in by region.  It is amazing how many ships are out there.


CCubed said...

Also check out

Ian Argent said...

Probably the same AIS data that marinetraffic uses. Http:// which is basically a transponder intended for collision-avoidance.