Hey folks. I am building a simple map showing in- and out-bound flights from our airport.
The AirportBoards endpoint gives me the flights and helpfully includes a text string representing the route when include_ex_data == true. Unfortunately, I still need to decode that route string (example: “CLVIN2 CLVIN ROD CVG CLEGG5”) into something with coordinates for Google Maps to plot.
My best understanding is that I’d have to iterate over every flight returned by AirportBoards and query DecodeFlightRoute for each flight. Rather than making so many API calls, I would love for the decoded route already to be included in the extended data returned by AirportBoards, or to find a better way to accomplish this.
Is there an obvious strategy with FlightXML 3 that I’m missing?
If not, can I request that decoded flight data be included in the data returned by AirportBoards? If so, what sort of development timeline would we be looking at?
Thanks for your time.