Assignment 4: Part 1

Tom Cains on 08|12|2013
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US Flights

I have decided to visualise the flow of commercial air traffic over the US for a single day. I have found one data set that includes the airport codes with latitude and longitude coordinates and another that contains departure times and airports and arrival times and airports. By combining the two I should be able to create some interesting and useful visualisations.

The short sketch attached shows how I could possibly add interactivity to the visualisation. I think it will be interesting to be able to see where flights go by selecting an airport as a starting location. Also, by normalising the time data for each plane, the visualisation will hopefully be able to show how far planes get in a certain time.

Data

US Flights csv: US Flights Download

International Airports csv: Airports Download

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