Wednesday, September 16, 2015
You can now pretend you are the harbor master of your very own shipping port using this live dashboard map of the Port of Leixões. 3Port is a map which provides a live view of ship activity in this Portuguese port, providing information on all ship positions and schedules.
At the heart of 3Port is the Automatic Identification System (AIS), the tracking system used on ships for identifying and locating vessels. This allows 3Port to show the real-time position of ships in the port.
The ships are shown on the map using boat shaped markers, which are scaled to show the size of the represented ship and color-coded to show the type of ship. You can click on the individual ships currently in the port to view a picture of the ship and its name. If you select the 'port traffic' button in the map menu you can also view a list of all the ships currently berthed in the port and details about scheduled arrivals.
The map includes a number of other features, such as the ability to view live webcam views from the port and the option to explore the port in Google Maps Street View.