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 Post subject: Next-generation FlightAware beta mapping technology
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:31 am 
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New FlightAware Maps: So Hot -- Your Tongue Sizzles When You Lick 'em

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FlightAware is proud to announce the first beta release of our next-generation mapping technology. Although admittedly somewhat primitive by comparison to the in-development, fully featured version of FlightAware mapping that will be released in the coming weeks and months, new mapping technology is now available by popular demand that offers:

  • Auto-zoom to route of flight
  • ATC-style display of airport area with all arriving/departing (blue) and transitioning (green) aircraft
  • Pop-up 800x600 zoom for higher resolution analysis
  • Higher-resolution (larger) map views than earlier FlightAware maps
  • NEXRAD weather overlay
The new features are available now on any flight or airport.

The above-listed new features will be modified, improved, and polished as we continue to roll out the latest technology and soon offer our (currently pre-beta) powerful, intuitive, fully functional, next generation mapping technology that offers:
  • Mouse-based, interactive, real-time panning and selective zoom
  • Optional layers (IFR route, VORs, airways, intersections, extended runway centerlines, center boundary, TFRs, major/medium/small cities, AIRMET, SIGMET, etc.)
  • Nationwide filter-based views based on identifier, aircraft type, altitude, origin/destination, length or duration of flight, and more.
  • Ultra-high resolution NEXRAD radar overlay
  • Fit-to-screen map expansion and zoom
  • Cloudless satellite image map background

Of course, it's all in an easily accessible web interface and it's all free from FlightAware -- the future of flight tracking and the best source for flight data and analysis.

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