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Best AIS app?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Mike Moser, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Mike Moser

    Mike Moser New Member

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    What's the best AIS App to download and use ?
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Depends what you need snd what you want to do. Its like saying, what the best boat or what s the best car...

    I ve used both Marine Traffic and Boat Beacon. MT has much better coverage But BB allows you to broadcast position and data over the internet making it useful for friends and family to follow you
  3. Mike Moser

    Mike Moser New Member

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    Thanks Pascal. I'm thinking the later.
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    Bill106 Senior Member

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    A lot depends on the area, around here I've found Vesselfinder and Marinetraffic use different shore stations and each has pretty different coverage areas and gaps.
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    There's a thing called AIShub; I'd have guessed all the "apps" use that?

    -Chris
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    CaptPKilbride Senior Member

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    Are you looking for an AIS app that is getting data from the internet? Or for use onboard with your own AIS transponder or receiver?
  7. Mike Moser

    Mike Moser New Member

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    The internet.
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    This is for informational, but not real time navigational purposes, correct?
  9. Mike Moser

    Mike Moser New Member

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    That’s correct.

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