AIS vessel tracking
is the mariner's most significant development in navigation safety since the introduction of radar. AIS tracking system
was originally developed as a collision avoidance tool to enable commercial vessels to ‘see' each other more clearly in all conditions and improve the helmsman's information about his surrounding environment. AIS does this by continuously transmitting vessels position, identity, speed and course
, along with other relevant information to all other AIS equipped vessels within range. Combined with a shore station, this system also offers port authorities and maritime safety bodies the ability to manage maritime traffic and reduce the hazards of marine navigation.
There are many Web sites tracking AIS targets
, and it's amazing how much they vary in style, extra features, and even motivation. However the access to raw AIS feeds
is limited.The main goal of AISHub.net is to become a raw NMEA AIS data sharing centre
and valuable data source for all enthusiasts and professionals interested in development of AIS related software.
Everybody who wants to receive data from all available sources in real time has to share his own feed
with the other AISHub members. We do not set any restrictions and all members are free to decide how to use the data - they can keep it for themselves, share it with other AIS sites or even use it for commercial projects. Think about it and... join us
We have used some parts of our AIS server source code
and we have created a new application - AIS Dispatcher
. AIS Dispatcher is a free utility for receiving, processing and forwarding of AIS data
. We have tried to keep it simple, small and fast and we hope that you will enjoy it. You can choose between AIS Dispatcher for Windows
or AIS Dispatcher for Linux