Monday, July 12, 2010

Tracking a Ship Made of Bottles

Plastiki

The Plastiki is a 60-foot catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles.

In March The Plastiki set off from San Francisco with a six-man crew to sail across the Pacific Ocean. The expedition plans to visit several sites of ecological importance before reaching its destination in Sydney, Australia.

You can track the progress of The Plastiki via the Plastiki Control Centre. The control Centre uses Google Maps to show the real-time position of The Plastiki. The map also displays the number of days of the voyage and the number of nautical miles travelled.

The Control Centre also contains information about the current weather, the boat's speed and its current latitude and longitude.

Hat-tip: Living Geography

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