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Air Lines
Mario Freese
Project Description:
Air Lines is a project that aims at mapping worldwide airline routes. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is represented by a fine line from its point of origin to the airport of destination, therefore forming a net of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK, FRA or DXB turn into heavy condensed nodes where lines meet, while local routes are only slightly discernible.

The outcome is a large 46" wide poster with pinpoint fine detail. Every scheduled airline route has been extracted from booking and airline systems. As the author explains: "It took several months to gather all the information and program the software algorithm that interprets inputs like LHRDXBSIN3242AD into vector files".

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