World pictures

So Rasmus has been spending countless hours cleaning up the flight data so we can do some neat hacks. My first hack was to visualize all of the commercial airports on Google Maps, in Yahoo Maps (only use a good JS browser like Safari), in GeoRSS or in KML (Google Earth).

The next hack will be all the planes visualized over time. I have the data working but it is too much for any visualizer so far, and keep crashing them (or grinding them to a halt). Who would think that 61 million flights is too much?

After working with the flight data as a hack, I guess I’m in the “visualizing the earth mood”. Here are some awesome pictures.

Edit: Updated links to new API links.

Posted on 12 October 2008 by Paul Tarjan

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