Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you start this site?
My original and professional interest is in image processing and I wanted to experiment with a webcam. Most of my view is of other peoples houses, but there is a narrow gap where I can see part of the sea. I ran a webcam for about a year experimenting with motion detection software and slowly gathering a collection of nameless shipping pictures. I was then introduced to AIS as a way of identifying these ships. As my interest in AIS grew, I added more maps and the popularity of my website started to rocket!