Using AIS Data to Improve Inland Navigation Charts
Authors: Daniel McBride
With the build-out of AIS transceivers across the inland waterway network, there is a new source of commercial vessel data that has many potential uses. In addition to the value of real-time position information to safety and logistics, the cumulative datasets that accrue from the logged messages have tremendous additional value. This high-resolution data has applications for navigation charting and navigation channel operations and maintenance.