October 30th, 2008. Transas 3D VTS (Vessel Traffic System) is the latest development in the Vessel Traffic Management concept. The product visually represents the full-scale 3-dimensional view of the navigational situation in the VTS area.
3D VTS functionality is integrated with VTS Core processing software and provides the user with 3D graphical presentation of current port environments. This is incorporated with VTS traffic images which are fully interactive for adjusting both the angle and position of view.
The detailed 3D-model of the port environment can be converted from available GIS maps or created by Transas specialists individually for every port, based on available digital maps, satellite shots and photos taken on site. Ship models are selected from the pre-loaded ships library, and for visualisation of vessel position the system uses VTS targets data (radar, AIS, etc.). High levels of data accuracy and picture quality enable the application to enhance navigation, particularly when used in poor visibility, debriefing, training, planning and security situations.
Transas unveiled 3D VTS for the first time at the 11th International IALA VTS Symposium 2008 (Bergen, Norway), with a 3D demonstration of the Port of St Petersburg (Russia) generating great interest among the delegates.