Dear ADSB community.
I’d like to introduce you to AIS.
- AIS is to ships as ADSB is to planes.
- In a way, ADSB and AIS are cousins.
You are all most welcome to join our new but very vibrant community at:
Whilst we are at least a couple of years behind ADSB, in terms of Pi software, this presents an exciting opportunity for creative coders who are keen to try something different.
If anyone is looking for an extremely worthwhile project to be involved in, the AIS community is crying out for a way to:
- monitor the signal strength of their receiver
- compile timelapse visualisations.
- make heatmaps
AIS is very similar to ADSB in many respects, and is a LOT of fun to play with.
It helps if you have a view of water, but elevated positions (hilltops) are also really good locations to have an AIS receiver.
It is quite easy to get a free receiver, just as is the case for ADS-B. eg:
The AIS community welcomes you all with open arms.
Come and join us!
(moderator of r/AIS)