I spent the better part of the weekend messing around with virtual serial ports and writing a simple Python Flask app for establishing a connection to OIS and listening for data updates. This was all completely new to me, so I had a lot of fun, and now that the basics are working I plan to do a bit more.
I thought others might be interested, so I threw the code up on GitHub: https://github.com/pandincus/ois-service
Its a pretty simple app, and once it connects to OIS it just listens for updates and serves them via a (currently) unstyled response on localhost:
Anyway, cheers, and happy tinkering!