Get all US flights and past tracks for creating animation


#1

I am attempting to create an animation of all US flights, like this video, but with realtime data.

http://vimeo.com/11205494)

Does anyone have an recommendations for efficiently requesting thousands of flight tracks? It doesn’t have to be a scalable solution, I really just need to create a proof-of-concept, and test various mapping techniques that can handle such a complex animation.


#2

SearchBirdseyePositions is probably your best bet, expect 2000-5000 flights in the air at any given time.

If you run it every 5 minutes for a day that’s about 76800 class 1 queries at $0.0050/ea or $384.
If you run it every 1 minute for a day that’s 384000 class 1 queries at $0.0030/ea or $1152.
If you run it every 20 minutes for a day that’s 19200 class 1 queries at $0.0070/ea or $134.


#3

Thanks!