One Day, 205,000 Aircraft

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Wired: “Two million flights pass through New York’s airspace each year. Artist Aaron Koblin used images from his piece, Flight Patterns, to create a Google map representing air traffic across the United States over a 24-hour period. The map displays the flight paths for more than 205,000 aircraft the FAA tracked on August 12, 2008.” The data comes from real-time air travel information provider FlightView, and while you can select by model or make of aircraft, there is no legend explaining what each colour represents. We’ve seen Aaron Koblin’s work before. Via Gizmodo.

Previously: Global Air Traffic Simulation; Britain from Above; Flight Patterns.