dump1090 create map plots

Hi All,

I’m looking at creating map plots from my total flight data, for maybe 24 hours or so, something like this: http://i61.tinypic.com/2e4ydz4.jpg

But i’m really struggling as to how to do it. I’ve looked everywhere.

Any help would really be appreciated.


The range plot you posted is a stock feature of Virtual Radar Server. It’s free and pretty easy to set up - though you’ll generally need a windows computer to set it up on. Technically you could set it up in mono on a *nix machine but - I haven’t tried that.

You have the option to “reset range plot” on the server side, you could screenshot and then reset after 24 hours.

The only downside to the VRS route - insofar as I can tell, is that if you’re using MLAT the standard ADS-B and MLAT feeds will be added as separate receivers, each with their own range plot. I haven’t found a way to concatenate them - but you can display them both semitransparently so you could at least see them both.

Hope that helps!

This will tell you how to combine the feeds in VRS:

Another option is to install lignumaqua’s modifications:
It’s a long thread but watch out for lignumaqua’s posts.

Thanks guys,

That’s just what I needed :smiley:

Here’s what I get after a coupe of hours.


Not sure why I can’t reach Norwich here in the UK, the antenna is a home brewed 12 seg CoCo - so should be omni and I don’t think there are any big hills in that part of England, I’ll keep playing with it though.

What I need this for is for testing new antenna designs - got some ideas that I’ll pass on if successful.


Check out heywhatsthat.com/ to see what you ideal range should be.
Select up in the air when you review your location.
You can then set 2 altitudes.

Also the performance graphs here will be useful for antenna testing:

There is a bit of a “hole” north of Cambridge / west of Norwich where there is not much flying at high altitudes, so it may be less about your setup and more about where the planes are(n’t).