Google's Spatial Tools in the Marine Environment - Decision Support


Google Maps and Google Earth have put much of the functionality of Geographic Information Systems in the hands of the end users. Maritime users are just beginning to understand the power of map mashups that bring together diverse datasets to help mariners and those who manage the waterways to better understand the uses, risks, and impacts of vessel traffic on our nation's waterways. I will present a number of data types ranging from raster images of ocean flow modeling, to vessel traffic over time captured by the marine Automatic Identification System, to real time right whale notices for vessels approaching Boston Harbor.


Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

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Google Tech Talk

Conference Date

Dec 16 - Dec 16, 2008

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San Francisco, CA, USA


Google Tech Talk

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Conference Proceeding