Thursday, December 9, 2010

Navigation around Port Phillip Bay

There is a cool site developed by the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean that uses GPS technology to show real-time maritime traffic in different parts of the world, including Port Phillip Bay. Click on each ship icon to view information such as its country of origin, ship type, size, speed, destination and estimated time of arrival.

This may take a while to load, depending on your broadband speed. developed by Dept of Product & Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean

The following two interactive maps, created by Andrew Watkins, a scientist with the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, will be useful for obtaining information on the wind speeds and temperatures in different parts of the bay for the purpose of windsurfing and boating activities. Try clicking on different parts of the maps to discover the functionalities!

Link to site

Link to site

The following is a video produced by Spectre Films, a documentary company based at the Sun Theatre, Yarraville. It uses time-lapsed photography to show circumnavigation around Port Phillip Bay. I guess the aircraft took off at Point Cook Air Base, passed Cheetham Wetlands (at 0:11 and 0:12 min), Williamstown (at 0:14 and 0:15), mouth of the Yarra River (0:16), view of Melbourne CBD (0:17), St Kilda Pier (0:18) and so on.

Video by Spectre Films


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