[OSM-talk] flight paths

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Aug 17 14:15:28 BST 2007


Peter Miller wrote:
>Sent: 17 August 2007 1:09 PM
>To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: [OSM-talk] flight paths
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>Anyone who is following the news this week will know that aviation is
>currently in the spotlight.
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>Are any people doing work on flight-paths? I for one would be interested to
>know which airport all the planes that pass overhead are coming from and
>for the airports that have planned expansion it would be good to be able to
>plot the paths radiating from them so people can see if they are affected
>by the work.
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>I guess a specialist flight map rendering would be very helpful and
>encourage data collection.
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>I believe that GPS works on flights and can be used but that flight path
>data might also be available from enthusiasts.
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>Any thoughts?
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Right from the early days of OSM we had a few flight path gps traces
uploaded to the server and it was decided that these were a bad thing
because they confuse the hell out of everyone when trying to edit map data!
The consensus at the time was that while this information was of interest it
really wasn't part of a "streetmap" emphasis and therefore ought to be set
up as a project in its own right.

Cheers

Andy

Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk






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