Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watching The Yachts...

Most of greatly enjoy being around water and boats. On those days when you're away from the water, how about looking at where the other guys are having fun.

This map provided the location of larger vessels and recreational boats and yachts having been equipped with an AIS transponder that send a VHF radio signal out to ground bases radio receivers. The ground receivers then transmit the data for display on computers or mobile devices.

The map can be moved to any area and customized with what can be viewed, including marinas and wind speeds and other items as well.

Southwest Florida Online is sponsor participant with the MarineTraffic website, receiving vessel's radio signals allowing mapping of vessels on the move or moored along the waterways.  Southwest Florida Online provides it's service to the area along the Caloosahatchee River surrounding Port LaBelle, Florida to show vessels traveling along that popular waterway.

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