Track the Costa Concordia's course via a digital simulation

Costa

A New Zealand-based company has created a Google Earth simulation of the path of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that went aground last week off the coast of Tuscany.

PlanetinAction.com owner Paul van Dinther created the model using cruise ship tracking data from Cleancruising.com.au and a radio system that transmits ship course and speed to other vessels. He had already visualized cruises for Cleancruising.com.au in the past, creating digital tours to sell cruises.

"When the Concordia went down, we thought, 'We have this model, maybe we can do something with it,'" Van Dinther said in a phone interview from New Zealand. He said he plans to use his technology to do more simulations of news events.

Credit goes to PlanetInAction.com   and Cleancruising.com.au:

RELATED:

PHOTOS: Cruise ship runs aground off Italy

Search resumes for those missing on the Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia wreck: Captain says he fell; hailed as 'hero'

-- Emily Alpert

Photo: Crews continue the search for the missing Wednesday on the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia off the island of Giglio. Credit: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

Times Global Bureaus ยป

Click on bureau location to view articles

In Case You Missed It...

Video

Recent Posts

Archives
 



Archives
 

In Case You Missed It...