Posts Tagged ‘Google Earth’

Google Earth - Complete US Air Routes

February 6th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I put together a small collection of Google Earth airline route maps for various countries. These work interactively, using mouse hovers over airport Icons to activate and reveal destinations.
The previous files each had fewer than a thousand routes, and were fairly limited in scope. So, I was wondering, how effectively do [...]

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ZIPScribble Animated

January 20th, 2008

This is a Google Earth, time animated version of the U.S .ZIP map in my post from a couple of days ago. Based on Robert Kosara’s ZipScribble maps. 
The KML file contains 43,000 lines connecting every ZIP code in the country, TimeStamped in ascending numerical order.  
Just a slight warning: This is a very large and detailed time animation. It runs smoothly on my [...]

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KML ZIP Scribble Map

January 18th, 2008

About a year ago, Robert Kosara at published a fascinating set of visualizations demonstrating the overall structure of ZIP (and post) codes in various countries, for obvious reasons he called them ZipScribble maps. Robert compiled  PDF maps of the USA,  and a dozen more countries. 
The concept he uses is remarkably straightforward:
 1) Plot the centroid of every ZIP code area onto a map.
 2) Join these [...]

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2200 Biggest Airports in the USA

January 13th, 2008

Where are the busiest commercial passenger airports in the USA, and how are they distributed across the country ?
This Google Earth KML file mashes up a geographic database of FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) airport codes,  with passenger boarding totals (enplanements) for the year 2006.
Download the file here:
2200 Airports (USA) (150kB)
Icon dots are scaled in size [...]

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Flight Route Maps for Australia and New Zealand

January 9th, 2008

Here’s a couple more of these Google Earth, Interactive Flight Route Maps.  Australia, including 171 airports,  and 875 scheduled domestic routes.  And one for New Zealand with 36 airports and 193 flight paths.
New Zealand Flight Map (50kB)
Australia Flight Map (300kB)
These operate on exactly the same principle as the flight map for the UK and Ireland.    Simply open the file with [...]

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