Aaron Koblin The series of visualisations developed by Aaron Koblin shows air-traffic paths over North America in coloured linear networks. The Federal Aviation Administration, US government agency for civil air traffic provided flight data for a 24 hour period. These were analysed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. Patterns and paths appear regardless of the information underneath (air traffic information). Using Location to organise the data.
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