Originally Posted by CarCode
Simply enter a TCP address to your OpenCPN connections which transmits raw AIS data. For example use IP number 22.214.171.124 with port numer 80 for the SanFrancisco area.
Awesome.... sounds great and promising ! - Cool.... so OpenCPN even can used in the class room of a Sailing academy to teach "newbees" with real time datas. Fantastic !
It seems some folks out there even have programmed an AIS simulator (where i found the Frisco IP address by googling again):
MarinePlotter: Form: AIS Simulator
I will give it a try on weekend...
Sailing becomes so great in 21st century with all that "modern technology" (which does not mean I cannot handle it without as I grew up in the 70th/80th with "old fashion seamanship". :-)
But I love it to have a more easy going and having bigger safetyness using such devices. Maybe not, haha.... as all the datas on the screen
in the cockpit
can scare one heavily seeing the huge "ship traffic" a skipper
on his "little yacht" might feel very "small" and threatened, too.
As Sailors in Europe
, e.g. in Germany like to sail around
Sea, North Sea, Atlantic coast (France, Portugal
, Canary Islands, Azores) and Mediterranian Sea it would be interesting to know the different IP addresses of the different coastal areas.
Is there a database/website which lists the different IPs and Port number ?
Same helpfully for long distance cruisers and liveaboater people. :-)