The Book of Trees is now available!      See other retailers
Home     About     VC Book     Stats     Blog     Books     Links     Contact  
Search the VC database:
    Transportation Networks   < Prev | 673 of 777 | Next >
The materials shown on this page are copyright protected by
their authors and/or respective institutions.
Air Lines
Author(s):
Mario Freese
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2009
URL:
http://www.lx97.com/maps/
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".

Comments (0):
*Note* Before you submit your comment, bear in mind there's no guarantee it will be seen by this project's author. In case you want to contact the author directly, please follow the provided URL.
Leave a Comment:
* COMMENTS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY DISABLED *
(We're looking for the best solution to avoid unwanted SPAM)
Manuel Lima | VisualComplexity.com