Below the Wings | Pilots Plus

Huntsville, AL

The Challenge | Pilots Plus

Provide private aircraft pilots and passengers with an easy-to-use tool that gives information about the land underneath their flight plans.

Below the Wings

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Provide information about flight and the terrain below to pilots and passengers.

Below the Wings

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Information about sample flight between Boston and Los Angeles:

- 3D Map of flight route and points of interest along the flight plan

- Selecting airplane on route shows a perspective view from the plane, where the user can explore the terrain below and data of interest overlaid--in this case, population density

Tools and Data Utilized:

- Cesium

- 2012 Population Density Dataset

- Points of interest from NASA's Images of Change


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