Just a quick heads-up: OpenFlights now has well over 200,000 flights, but you’ll have to wait for 250,000 until the next installment of State of the Data. With any luck, the quarter-million milestone may be reached before the end of the year.
The other news of note is that the NASA OnEarth (Hypercube) geographical world map layer, which was broken for a while, is back online. To activate it, click on the top right icon, then choose “Base Layer > Geographical (NASA)”, and the background of your OpenFlights map will now be the real world, not a light shade of beige. Due to the richness of detail, the map is quite a bit slower than the default one, but it can be pretty gorgeous especially when zoomed in; take a look at the area around Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) if you don’t believe me!
Virtually exploring the world,
January 22, 2010 at 12:12 am
You just got to 250.000 flights. When is the next State of the Data post due? 😀
January 22, 2010 at 5:14 am
Ask and ye shall receive =)