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The automatic identification system (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships to track them and provide information about them.

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Why Satellite vessel tracking is lagging?

We are building a system for a client and I am not sure what is the difference in the technology. Sometimes companies mention one, sometimes another and a client wants to know if satellite works ...
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Identifying a superyacht

A while ago, while vacationing in a sunny island in the Mediterranean, I saw a beautiful superyacht anchored off a bay. I would like to know the name of this yacht and who designed it. I do not know ...
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Vessel/ais traffic data of the most congested areas of the world

For my research project, I need vessel traffic data of the most congested regions of the world for the past five years. I searched for that data here but couldn't get what I wanted. So far I've found ...
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Free source of AIS data (API)

The automatic identification system (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships to locate them. There are also databases that provide information about the ship — size, type, ...
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Availability of descriptive ship metadata

I'm creating my own ship position map by AIS (Automatic Identification System) messages from the base transceiver station (BTS). Can I find a free database of static information about the ships by ...
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API giving ship positions worldwide

ShipAIS has a great database and web interface showing what ships are in a particular area: Unfortunately, it is limited to North Europe. Is there a similar database for ships in the whole world? ...
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AIS (Automatic Identification System) or The Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

I'm going to write a game and include simulated shipping based upon real data. MarineTraffic.com has some great data, but I really don't need it to be live, up to the minute. I could use data that ...