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Airport Route Map

Format
Data Visualization
Medium
D3.js, Mapbox, Leaflet, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
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Description

This was a personal project. Unlike the majority of my work, it is not scientific in nature, but it still provided an interesting challenge in representing a massive amount of data. The intended purpose of this visualization is to depict the route maps for every commercial airport and airline. There are of course existing tools that already do this, including openflights.org and flightmapper.net, but I wanted to make one of my own.

The primary tools I used to build this interactive map were D3.js, Mapbox, Leaflet, JavaScript and jQuery. The map also features arc.js and typeahead.js.

Data came from many sources, wherever I could find the necessary information. That included Wikipedia, official airport websites, official airline websites, iata.org, and openflights.org. I intend to use this tool to show the most current route maps for every commercial airline; however, due to the constantly changing schedules of airports and the airlines that serve them, data is prone to be out-of-date or incomplete.