Friday, July 22, 2005

World Airports plotted on Google Maps

On July 18th I posted about a competition that is currently being run by in the UK. The contest aims to find the best map-mashup that pulls together publicly accessible UK data. The first entry in that contest features's addition of plotting the airport location on a Google Map in each airport code listing. Check out an example of Thailand's Bangkok airport here. A cool feature on this site is the ability to run a distance calculator between two world airports. The result is plotted on Google Maps and even shows you approximate flying time on various aircraft. (Please remind me to *not* fly on a Cessna SkyHawk from Toronto to Bangkok - 59hrs, 44mins!) IdealGovernment has decided to feature the list of UK's top airports from this service as an entrant in their contest. Interested in entering the contest? Check here.

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