Download the latest version of AISDetective here. It requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It runs in demo mode unless you have a licence.Demo mode has all features enabled, except that a maximum of 30 targets is displayedand you cannot upload to online vessel tracking sites. Buy a licence to remove those restrictions. You buy a licence from within AISDetective by selecting 'Purchase...' from the 'AISDetective' menu. It costs US$40 (plus VAT where applicable).

To update to the latest version at any time, simply download it from here and replace the existing version in your Applications folder.

We hope you enjoy using AISDetective. If you find any bugs or have any requests for new features, please let us know. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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Version History

Version 1.0.0: 3 January 2013

Welcoming 2013 with the first non-beta release!

Fixed incorrect decoding of a ship's estimated time of arrival that gave rise to some very strange looking dates.

Fixed incorrect handling of AIS message type 24, which is sent in two separate parts. This caused a ship's name to appear sometimes and then mysteriously disappear.

Added Galileo to the list of recognised position-fixing device types.

Version 0.9.1: 14 November 2012

The 'target' showing your GPS position now has its own user-settable colour, rather than being a default grey.

Minor interface improvements.

Improved internal handling of the case where AIS and GPS are being used simultaneously via gpsd.

Version 0.9.0: 4 November 2012

First public version. This should be regarded as a beta. It will probably have bugs. If you find one, please report it to us. Please be aware that the format of the data files may change before we reach Version 1.0 and we cannot guarantee that your data will be preserved, although we will try our best to make sure it is. For these reasons we are not really expecting anyone to buy a licence until we reach Version 1.0, but you can if you wish! If you do, the licence will of course remain valid for Version 1.0.

We welcome feature requests, but at this point we are focusing entirely on fixing bugs; no new features will be added in Version 1.0.

AISDetective is a Wind Vector product Wind Vector Ltd 2013