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Old 05-23-2012, 11:48 PM
MtnBiker2005 MtnBiker2005 is offline
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"Marine Vessel Tracker" is powered by MarineTraffic doesn't use a satellite data source. Mostly from land based receivers & some from ships uploading to

From the main story about Google. They will provide satellite received AIS data onto Google Earth & Map. Mostly from area that isn't covered on plus the coastal area like you see on MarineTraffic. It will help AIS coverage like in Alaska area or some of those 3rd countries with lack of AIS coverage. It also could be Realtime or Delayed by few hours. Possibly FREE to Google users

It should mostly be the same type of display like on Satellite AIS (they charge $ 3300 per year!).
you can also watch the demo video about satellite AIS on

Sounds like Google will make big changes in the AIS area

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