Γεωγραφικά δεδομένα ναυσιπλοΐας - επιτήρηση πλοίων και περιοχών
Μελετίου, Χαρίλαος Θ.
SubjectMarine terminals -- Communication systems ; Navigation -- Safety measures ; Harbors -- Traffic control
Since December 2004, it’s been mandatory for vessels of a tonnage exceeding 299GT (gross tonnage) to carry emitters of the AIS system. The widespread development of broadband made the massive Internet reception and dissemination of maritime data an inexpensive reality. Therefore, several vessel movement data collection and management systems have been developed by a number of organizations, the most notable of which being the Marine traffic open community program implementation. The dissertation at hand consists an effort towards the expansion of the potential of such endeavors, pertaining to data collection either from multiple sources or by enhancing the processing capabilities not currently provided by existing applications, namely the Marine traffic. Within this framework, it was made feasible to develop software capable of collecting Marine traffic or other source data, to process it, store it and thereafter extract visually depicted information, based on the KML geography description language. The software in question is capable of checking vessel approach patterns in specific seaports, locate vessel approaching desiquated areas and provide information on vessel-of-interest such as real-time bearing, vessel identity info, photographs, etc.