When I think airplanes and data visualization, I think of Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns. Aaron uses data from the Federal Aviation Administration to show flights all across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Even without the presence of an actual map, you can see a basic geography and where lots of flights are going and coming from. Flight Patterns is an oldie, but still a goodie. Here’s a video:
Speaking of flights, I’m currently waiting for my twice-delayed flight back to Buffalo. Thank goodness for free WiFi. Although it still doesn’t make up for the delays. I hereby shake my mental fist of rage at you, Jet Blue.
that is so beautiful…in a weird way. because i generally don’t consider airplanes or anything gas guzzling very appealing.
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I figured you would catch this one! Haha. I just sent this out to stat-compute because it made the front page of Yahoo! And the producer is apparently from UCLA…what a small world!
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