FlightAware Discussions

Alternative map projections


#1

See link … https://uk.flightaware.com/adsb/coverage#data-coverage

Now that the IridiumNEXT satellite constellation is complete, and worldwide ABS-B reception is possible, many southern ocean and Antarctic flights, among others, have become visible in full for the first time.

Please consider offering alternative map projections for the above page, in particular a half-sphere orthographic projection where the user can orientate the map to have any location as the centre.

Flights paths of interest that cross or go near the centre will be rendered as straight lines with lengths proportional to real distances flown.


#2

Additionally, flight paths such as https://flightaware.com/live/flight/LAN804/history/20190122/0920Z/YMML/SCEL look more than a little odd on a mercator or other such projection.

An othographic representation gives a little more clarity, especially preserving a constant ratio of line length to distance travelled. For example, http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=YMML-SCEL &MS=wls&MP=o&MC=175w75s&PC=red&RC=navy&DU=nm