Tuesday, June 25, 2013

These Beautiful Maps Of Flights Around The World Look Like Abstract Art

London sure looks pretty--and busy  

http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_big/articles/jfk-map.jpg 

JFK, Mapped Contrailz
 
Using data from Plane Finder, which tracks flights in real-time, Alexey Papulovskiy created Contrailz, a beautiful visualization of those flights. 

Type in a city, airport, or airport code, and Contrailz spits out a view of flight paths in the area. The red paths you see represent low-flying aircraft (which you see most frequently near airports), while blue paths represent higher-altitude flights. Check out Europe and you can see low-altitude flights hopping around between London, Madrid, Paris, and more. 

Here are a couple looks at airports, but be sure to check out the full visualization here.

For the rest of the story: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-06/beautiful-maps-flights-any-city-you-want

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