Global Flight Paths

This is rather pretty.

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via The BBC:

Michael Markieta, a transportation planner at global engineering and design firm Arup, has spent the past year developing visualisations of flight paths crossing the globe.
There are currently more than 58,000 flight paths criss-crossing the globe, but each individual airport services only a limited number of others.

The information is interesting, but the real beauty comes in the actual maps. It’s worth noting that there are no land masses or countries marked on the maps (more of them via the link above) – the flight paths trace the outline of the continents.

Just a reminder that you can track flights live – a mesmerising experience – via the link here.

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