[OSM-talk] flight paths
dave at sr71.net
Fri Aug 17 17:15:37 BST 2007
On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 14:26 +0100, Jon Stockill wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
> > Official flight path data would probably be the better route, if it's
> > available (might be restricted due to paranoia over security).
> Thankfully people are still a little bit more paranoid over safety. All
> the data is published - though the costs involved in getting data for
> any particular country varies greatly.
Some pretty coarse data are available here:
Although, I do kinda doubt how useful this will actually be to anyone.
I just took at the exact same flight on ten different days:
and opened in 10 browser tabs and flipped between them. Some of them
have pretty close flight paths, but most of them move around a fair bit
and very few even appear identical.
As I write this, there are 5,200 airborn aircraft in the US. I think
that makes an awfully tangled web if we started to plot them.
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