OpenPlotter – AIS+


In previous posts we examined how to install OpenPlotter (Ref.1), how to connect a GPS receiver (Ref.2), how to connect AIS (Ref.3), how to receive VHF (Ref.4) and how to install a Sensor Board (Ref.5) In this post we tie it together and see how it all functions down at Toronto Harbourfront.

OpenCPN Display

Fig.1 OpenCPN Showing GPS Location (Red Boat), AIS Locations (Yellow Triangles) & Sensor Displays

Figure 1 shows the OpenCPN display showing the GPS location (Red Boat), AIS locations (Yellow Triangles) and Sensor Displays for GPS Location, Boat Pitch, Boat Heel and True Compass Bearing. Figure 2 is a YouTube Video overview. Two RTL-SDRs were used, one for AIS and one for Marine Weather.

FIg.2 YouTube Video OpenPlotter – AIS+

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#1. -“OpenPlotter – Naviagtion System on RPi”

#2. – “OpenPlotter – GPS Connection”

#3. – “OpenPlotter – AIS Connection”

#4. – “OpenPlotter – RTL-SDR for VHF/AIS”

#5. – “OpenPlotter – Sensors_a”

By Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark is a Senior Telecommunications Engineer and Advanced Amateur Radio Operator VE3PKC. He is the author of E-Books on Telecommunications, Navigation & Electronics.