We currently have one demo here.
This is a live demo of the SpiffyChart library for drawing marine charts. When you click on the button, you will see a chart of the coast of Southern California showing the positions of large vessels there which were collected in the last few minutes, based on their AIS transponders. The chart data and the AIS data we use for this demo are in the public domain.
Some key points:
- The chart data we use is in the international standard S-57 format. These are transmitted to your web browser by our proprietary REST API which is part of the SpiffyChart system.
- The charts are rendered (drawn) according to the 2014 edition of the S-52 standard.
- The rendering takes place within your browser, not on our server. This makes our system faster in delivering data to you and more scalable.
- If you pan and zoom, the chart will be redrawn without needing to connect to the server, unless further chart cells are needed, in which case they are fetched as required. Pan and zoom ranges are deliberately limited for this demo.
- Although this demo works in the web browser on most smartphones, it is relatively slow. We have a version of SpiffyChart that works as part of a native mobile app on Android and iOS which would be a more appropriate way to serve smartphone users for a real application.
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