Tuesday, December 16, 2014

World Flight Paths on a 3d Globe

Yesterday ArGIS released 3d Scene Viewer. This new option in ArcGIS allows developers to add an interactive 3d WebGL globe view to maps created with ArcGIS Online. You can view a demo of the 3dWebGL globe in action in this 2010 World Population map.

You can also take the new 3d Scene Viewer for a spin on this  Airflow Globe. This map visualizes worldwide flight-paths and airports. The data for the map comes from OpenFlights.

When exploring the Airflow Globe you have a choice of map base layers. The screenshot above shows a satellite imagery view. To view the blue flight-paths more clearly you can use the default 'Light Gray Canvas' map layer instead.

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