I am investigating possibility of developing an application that will use moving maps to display courses a ship takes between one port and another.
the best way to describe what we are looking for is to refer the user to a site that specialises in providing airlines with the onboard entertainment systems. the most well known one is Rockwell Collins. They have an ipad app (Airshow) that can display course, tracks, other information.
They also have a very good youtube video on their website ([url removed, login to view])
We would like something like this to be converted to marine use for commercial shipping. - it will be used by crew as an entertainment/information application. Inputs will be fed via GPS postition info, and manual data inputting via an administrator facility. The end user will have it installed on the ship's PC and this will have access to positional (Lat/Long) info.
We are looking to eventually integrate this app into a more overall entertainment portal (Again, similar to the inflight entertainment systems found in the seatbacks of airlines now.
We require the bidder to indicate how they feel they could develop this - I do not need a long list of previous work at this stage, just an understanding they have looked at the above and thought about what is required.