Welcome

About

About us

  • We are a bunch of hobbyists containing of aviation enthusiasts, ham radio operators, ...
  • We are interestet in everyting moving no matter if it is planes, ships, trains or satelites
  • We build our own aircraft and ship tracking network

About our network

  • We are noncomercial
  • We develop our own application and continue to modify it to our liking
  • We are very focused on the feeder stations and we do have a lot of features geared towards them

Getting started

  • Check out our wiki to learn more about building an ADS-B and AIS receiver station
  • If you already have a station you can start feeding today

Get in touch

Explanation

Altitude colors

The flying altitude of an Aircraft is indicated by its color. Ships are normaly blue or grey if moored.

Colormft
00
1+1+
305+1.000+
610+2.000+
915+3.000+
1373+4.500+
1.830+6.000+
2.288+7.500+
2.745+9.000+
3.202+10.500+
3.360+12.000+
4.117+13.500+

Type colors

Special vehicles like rescue ships or aircrafts or military vehicles are color coded. Other special vehicles like pilot boats are marked as interesting.
These colors are used on the vehicles on the map as well as in the lists in the sidebar. The altitude of this vehicle is not indicated in the vehicles color but in the color of the vhicle track.

ColorType
Rescue and Police
Military
Interesting

Positions

This position is transmitted by the vehicle
This position is calculated via MLAT as the aircraft does not transmit its position
This vehicle has no position

Multilateration (MLAT)

If an aircraft does not transmit its position via ADS-B but does send its ICAO code there is the option to calculate the aircrafts position via MLAT. To be able to do this there are at least 3 receiver stations needed which are MLAT enabled, do receive the planes messages at a decent signal level and are in sync with each other. The more stations are involved in the calculation the more accurate it gets. If you do have a station make sure to enable MLAT.

Buttons

Show sidebar

Hide sidebar

Show list of active aircrafts

Show list of active ships

Show history of recent flights

Show list of receiver stations

Show statistics

Configure different filters

Expand section

Collapse section

There are so much more buttons and functions, just try them. If you misconfigured something and do not now the way back you can always reload the webpage to reset all settings.

Changelog

Version 3.0

ADS-B

  • New: NAV-Modes and other FMS data
  • Improvement: General overhaul

AIS

  • New: Ship pictures
  • New: ATONs are recognized and shown on map
  • New: SAR helicopters are recognized and shown on map
  • Improvement: General overhaul

Radiosondes

  • Completely new type of vehicles on the map
  • Feeding script available in the repo

Stations

  • New: System information and performance values
  • New: Graphs showing station performance
  • New: Coverage rings on heatmap
  • Improvement: General overhaul

Filters

  • New: NAV-Modes
  • New: Speed
  • New: Radiosondes

Repo

  • New: Feeding scripts for Radiosonde & ADS-B packaged
  • Update: AIS-catcher v0.48
  • Update: dump1090-fa v8.2

General

  • New: Warning, when connection is lost
  • New: Selected vehicle is highlighted
  • Improvement: Major overhaul of incoming AIS data processing
  • Improvement: General UI overhaul
  • Improvement: Rendering on multiple mobile devices
  • Improvement: About section overhaul
  • Improvement: Wiki instructions

Version 2.4

Plane/Ship info card

  • major overhaul and adjustments
  • AIS is now multistation capable

Station info card

  • Action buttons
    • Filtering
    • Heatmap
    • Locate
  • more statistics

Map

  • Tanker oval layer
  • Geolocation
  • Zoom buttons
  • Darkmode
  • Auto dark mode (browser setting)
  • AIS Buoys Support

Station List

  • AIS-only stations appear in list
  • Design overhaul

Filtering

  • AIS-only stations can be selected
  • Reset button

Bugfixes

  • Fix heatmap
  • Sidebar isn't cut anymore at the bottom
  • Mobile mode fixes

Software

  • Repository
    • dump1090-fa
    • mlat-client
    • ais-catcher
    • New ais-catcher releases
      • no gpsd needed
      • integrated feeding for Chaos Consulting

Attributions

Librarys

This webapp is open source and is made with open source components. Without the great tools below this would not be possible.


Leafletjs

This is the libary we are using to build the interactive map https://leafletjs.com

Leaflet-realtime

Making those planes move https://github.com/perliedman/leaflet-realtime

Leaflet-active-area

Doin good stuff https://github.com/Mappy/Leaflet-active-area

Font-Awesome

For all the pretty clicky icons https://fontawesome.com

Tabulator

Dynamic sortable tables in the sidebar http://tabulator.info

Opendata

No matter if map tiles and weather data or gerneral aviation knowledge we would not be able to do what we are doing without the following services.

Openstreetmap

All map data https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Deutscher Wetterdienst / PegelOnline

The precipitation data, weather warnings and water levels of German rivers and coasts are taken from the great Open Data Services by Deutscher Wetterdienst and Wasserstra├čen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes

Wikipedia

All the knowledge about airlines and planes https://de.wikipedia.org

junzis Aircraft Database

Aircraft registrations and model information are based on the last release of junzis Aircraft DB (MIT License), regulary updated by us with own observations and research.

Source code

As this website is open source you can have a look at the source code. You will find it right here: https://github.com/chaos-consulting/adsb2.0 If you experience a bug let us now. If you have an idea for improvement just talk to us, we will look at it but can nt make any promises as development takes place in our spare time.

Markers


All the marker icons used on the map are listed here with their license and origin.

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