I've got a new 'idea' I'd like to get working, no idea if it is practical!
I have HomePort on my PC with the local charts
MarineTraffic.com is now showing AIS for my area on their website, not sure who is providing it but it seems to work reasonably well, however the Marinetraffic site uses a Google Maps base map which is not very good - to the extent the coastline is quite a long way out in many areas. Not a major problem, just annoying, so I wondered if it could be improved on
Is there any way of getting AIS data off the web and into Homeport and displaying as part of the chart data? Or even from an AIS receiver, into Homeport, if I bought the hardware? Or is it all too complicated ... which I suspect will be the case
Is anybody running an AIS receiver setup at home - if so what do you use? I suspect most people on here probably just use websites as the coverage seems pretty good in UK & Europe, and they are free....