FlightAware Tracker Map


#1

Does anyone know how flight aware creates the tracker maps that are placed on their website? For example, if I am interested in looking at all the flights going to Miami (KMIA) I can zoom and look at the map of departures, arrivals and nearby flights to KMIA. I am curious to know how these plane icons are plot on the world map/where & how that data is being fed into the graphic.

Thanks!


#2

I’ve not used the web as an interface, but FlightXML is an API that you can chain queries together, locate flight information and add annotations/tracks to a native map view or map box - I’ve used IOS and mapbox successfully. You need to understand asynchronous calls in swift/objC but it works very well.

Iain