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Two relatively similar tips recently arrived in the infosthetics suggestion box.

Anna points to a small movie [.wmv, radar.zhaw.ch] created by Swiss air traffic engineers that shows all the flights within a timespan of 24 hours. Each airplane is represented as a moving yellow dot on a world map. One can clearly perceive the changing dynamics from daytime to nighttime.

Mario points to Air Lines [lx97.com], an art project showing worldwide airliner routes on a world map. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is represented by a fine line from its point of origin to its port of destination. As a result, a net is formed out of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK, FRA or DXB turn into dark knots where lines meet, lesser served local services are only are a subtle hint. The maps is also commercially available as a poster.

If you like this sort of thing, be sure not to miss Aaron Koblin's famous Flight Patterns, Daily FedEx Airplane Routes, Britain Seen from Above and yesterday's Just Landed.




I wonder if you could see me on the flight there. Difficult to make out but fascinating stuff, well done.

Sun 17 May 2009 at 4:32 PM

Hi fascinating, I saw demonstration today on French TV. What is the link to see it live from my computer? Thanks

Wed 03 Jun 2009 at 2:17 AM

I totally love the design of the black and white map by Mario. It's my new wall decoration @ work. Go get it!!

Sat 03 Jul 2010 at 6:26 AM
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