You would think that something your Tax money pays for would be available to you…

So did you know that you cannot get the AIS information because this would constitute a national security issue?  I find this interesting since my tax money does pay for the infrastructure and the marine industry has to pay for AIS transponders on all their vessels.  The USCG does not provide a free feed to this data.  I’m not sure if the data is classified or you could access it by filing a Freedom of Information Act request but then again what does a CD contain days or months worth of old GPS coordinates really do for you.

I just thought it was interesting.

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One Response to You would think that something your Tax money pays for would be available to you…

  1. M. Scott Shelton says:

    You can download the marinetraffic.com site through the Android market. I have it on my phone for dispatching when/if we lose power in the office.

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