Google Earth Ship Simulator

Ship Simulator - It may not have the capabilities of a Transas Full Mission Simulator, the unique characteristics of a Tall Ship simulation or the pure fun of the nautical game Ship Simulator 2008 but none of the above have the real life data of google earth driving the background images. TheMaritime blog tells us: … [Read more...]

RescueSim – Virtual Fire Team Traning

We have shown you the video game Ship Simulator 2008, a "realistic" (we haven't tested this claim) simulator game for your PC, but today we point you towards another product from the company Vstep; RescueSim. Here's the short description from the RescueSim website; RescueSim allows emergency response teams to prepare for incidents in a virtual working environment. Under the … [Read more...]

Oasis of the Seas on Simulator Training

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HAtOMdV7VU Hot on the heals of the last video, Revolutionizing Life Boat Design, Royal Carribean and Oasis of the Seas release this latest installment title Simulator Training: As real as it gets. Can virtual reality really prepare a crew to pilot the largest cruise ship in the world? Listen in as Captain William Wright explains what makes … [Read more...]

Ship simulators are not stimulators!

Simulator are not stimulators! By John G. Denham After a career at sea and a period of piloting I tried a tour in academia. I was surprised to find that maritime academies, along with other educational institutions were using classrooms furnished with middle school furnishings and tools. Are we teaching kids or future professionals I thought? Mostly the furnishings are still … [Read more...]

Free Ship Simulator Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AQXvHSf3yQ The software development company, PlanetInAction, has just released a free ship simulator game that leverages the Google Earth plugin and presents it as the platform for this free game.  The game is a case study / technology show piece that demonstrates just what can be achieved with Google Earth and, interestingly enough, is called … [Read more...]