Further to our post last week about the update of our NavLink App for iPhones/iPads, here is a great screen shot of the new AIS targets drawn to scale feature. In the image above you can see the largest cruise liner in the world “Oasis of the Seas” entering Southampton Waters for the first time, which was taken at 9.00am this morning.
Unfortunately due to the sea mist, it was not possible to see her by eye, so we had to make do with plotting her progress on the NavLink App.
NavLink takes the ship’s dimensions from the data it receives from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder fitted to the Oasis of the Seas and draws the ship to scale on its electronic chart. Note the relative size of the Red Eagle ferry, which is dwarfed by the 362m cruise liner, on its starboard stern.
Two versions of app are available NavLink UK and NavLink US on the Apple App Store and for more information on the new features in this latest update please click here.