Air Traffic Worldwide

Plotting the flight paths of airplane traffic seems to be a new branch of data visualisation on its own. The most recent video doing the rounds is this one:

And here are couple from the vault.

Contrails maps the complete path that the plane has taken.


Planefinder is a real time map of planes currently in the air.

plane finder

Both are powered using’s database, which it seems is powered by an army of aviation enthusiasts who like tracking airplanes.

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