ExploAIS goes public!

I have a big announcement about something nobody cares about: I made ExploAIS public on BitBucket and npm.

ExploAIS is useful for all of you Javascript programmers who are also boating-enthusiasts and have an AIS radio and antenna and live close to the ocean – and I mean ALL of you! It will decode AIS messages in a NodeJS server or in the browser, and extract all that juicy information – ships’ names, type, position, and so much more.

I’m being sarcastic, but in fact, over the past 24 hours, since I submitted the package to npm, 16 people have already downloaded it, which is around 16 more people than I expected. You don’t necessarily have to have your own radio – if you happen to find a free AIS stream, you can feed off of it. Coincidentally, I revived our feed at the Exploratorium. You’re welcome.

 

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