Articles written by Lars Brandstäter

Wer hat Bilder auf der Kieler Woche gemacht? Anybody out there spotting at the “Kieler Woche”?

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I would very much appreciate seing some images of the Kieler Woche, taking place this weekend. Who is out there and photographing ? Another couple weeks and we will host the “HanseSail 08” here in Rostock. That will be our…

I would very much appreciate seing some images of the Kieler Woche, taking place this weekend. Who is out there and photographing ?
Another couple weeks and we will host the “HanseSail 08” here in Rostock. That will be our easy chance to spot lots of Tall-Ships and with some luck there is enough wind to catch them sailing. We will prepare another special dedicated to this event in our Fleettracking sektion.

Also, wer hat in Kiel die tollen Segler fotogorafiert, würde mich freuen ein paar Bilder der Kieler Woche zu sehen :) Harry?

Image taken of all Tall-Ships on Fleetmon on Sunday-afternoon 08/06/29


no Fleet-tracking views this morning, 14:32

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 25:  Michael Landman (L...
We had quiet some trouble with all the Fleet Tracking pages this morning. The reason was my early morning work this night, where I missconfigured the url-routing. I’m sorry about shutting off the region-views that way for almost…

We had quiet some trouble with all the Fleet Tracking pages this morning. The reason was my early morning work this night, where I missconfigured the url-routing.
I’m sorry about shutting off the region-views that way for almost 6 hours.

Everything is i.O. again.


OpenID in Digital-Seas.com

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We are now support OpenID for sign up and log in on Digital-Seas.com. OpenID lets you safely sign in to different websites with a single password.

If you already have a OpenID, you should take a look at the little OpenID Logos in the Login boxes. There you can use your OpenID for sign up and log in.

Learn more on the explainations about OpenID page.


Site: new Page, AIS Sharing with Digital-Seas

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Really new steps towards a better coverage are on the way. Over the last half year we made good advances in extending the views on vessels by cooperating with community-members. We setup a page today explaning the settings for…

Really new steps towards a better coverage are on the way.
Over the last half year we made good advances in extending the views on vessels by cooperating with community-members. We setup a page today explaning the settings for ShipPlotter with a video. We will extend this section over the next days heavily. Give us a ring, if you are also willing to share with the community.


New Image-Manager, Upload and manage all Your Images!

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We developed an extended ImageManager , which makes it possible to manage all of Your images and upload multiple images quickly for later adjustments on the server. Searching for vessels inside the tool is very fast,…

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We developed an extended ImageManager , which makes it possible to manage all of Your images and upload multiple images quickly for later adjustments on the server. Searching for vessels inside the tool is very fast, so give it a try and some comments to us!
We hope this will make your work much easier.

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OK everybody, You asked for it, you’ll get it. we just released the first version of our new image management tool, here on Digital-Seas.
Get a qick view on all of your images, search for vessels “mega-fast” and during the mass upload of new images. – select all your new images, then assign vessel from the database to them and finally send everything with one click to the server :)<

We will extend many features in the next release, like Help, more descriptions etc. please let us know about your experiences.
Log in and –> TRY IT HERE

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Listening to user-comments over the last months, we decided to extend the ways to upload images to DS.
In our works right now is an uploader, which gives you more convinience when editing your images. Starting features are:

– stored profiles for users, so the can
– prepare tag, name, research IMOs without a website
– when ready upload multiple images with one click to multiple spotting sites

Since there is soon a long free weekend in Germany, we are optimistic to present results the week after Pentecost :)


New Cooperation with Maritech in Vietnam

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You may have already noticed our new coverage of AIS Signals in the ports of Sai Gon, Vung Tau and Hai Phong, very busy ports in Vietnam. Thanks to Mr. Le Cong Hung, Director of Maritech we managed to exchange informations and…<

You may have already noticed our new coverage of AIS Signals in the ports of Sai Gon, Vung Tau and Hai Phong, very busy ports in Vietnam. Thanks to Mr. Le Cong Hung, Director of Maritech we managed to exchange informations and will create more services together.

We are very glad about having now an eye far over,
to the South China Sea, the Gulf of Tonkin and the seatraffic of the famous Ho Chi Minh City. –> ENJOY IT HERE


Mobile Tracking with Your Phone

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We are very excited about our new piece of software for mobile Phones called MobTrack.

It could well support us shipspotters by tracking locations and store positions right into our images.

Putting it on your mobile will give you the opportunity to show your live movements on a web-Page. And when I say live, I mean real-live (ok 3 sec delay between sending and showing). We set up a page to demonstrate the functionality and to download the software for JAVA phones.
Free for all, the DS principle.
For the time of Beta-Testing I will also show my tracks to everyone, after that phase, we will introduce buddylists.
See and try it: www.digital-seas.com/mob


What a wonderfull sunny day we had…

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…and look how much coverage through the perfect weather we get today. Almost 80miles distance with one antenna spot, thats astonishing and results in complete AIS coverage of the South Baltic Sea :)

…and look how much coverage through the perfect weather we get today.
Almost 80miles distance with one antenna spot, thats astonishing and results in complete AIS coverage of the South Baltic Sea :)


New Cruiseship Special on DS

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The Norwegian Jewel is in town, enough reason to think about a special dedicated to those big and beautiful looking ships. (thanks Käpt’n Brass for the Shots)
We are tracking here all the Cruise Ships coming to the port of Rostock…

The Norwegian Jewel is in town, enough reason to think about a special dedicated to those big and beautiful looking ships. (thanks Käptn Brass for the Shots)
We are tracking here all the Cruise Ships coming to the port of Rostock this season. Get the timetables, live positions and a collection of webcams made available in our hometown.
Have fun with Cruise Shipping: Calls in Rostock


Welcome to Russel from Hamburg

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I was very pleased to see the nice shots Russel uploaded over the last days . Very nice and clean images, mainly shot in Hamburg, thanks Klaus for sharing with us!My last weekend in the Port of Rotterdam has not produced any..

I was very pleased to see the nice shots Russel uploaded over the last days . Very nice and clean images, mainly shot in Hamburg, thanks Klaus for sharing with us!
My last weekend in the Port of Rotterdam has not produced any image of that kind, grey sky made up quiet some trouble for the Fuji S3pro, almost not usable, so I will only upload images needed for reference.
All Sharers were very busy over the last weeks, so we reached over 5000 unique vessel-images so far. All original formats are available now (Gallery View), which makes using DS as a backup location much easier :)