Data Visualization A Guardian visualization showing international air travel.

Published on January 24th, 2014 | by


Tracking Every Flight in the Skies

At any given moment, half a million people are flying in airplanes. An interactive feature in The Guardian this week incorporates a visualization showing how the world’s flights move across the world with the cycles of dawn and dusk. It illustrates how Europe gets colored in with flight activity, while Africa and South America remain relatively empty. The visualization was created to commemorate the first commercial plane flight, which took place in Tampa, Florida, one hundred years ago this week.

Take a look.

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