Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Flight Disruption Heat Map - Cool way to use FlightStats Data

Hurricane Sandy has clearly packed a serious punch on air travel in the US. Thus far it has grounded 19,574 flights and counting since Saturday, October 27th.

Capturing and reporting real-time flight cancellation and delays information is a key service that FlightStats data can help companies serving travelers provide. The heat map is an example of what an animation of Hurricane Sandy's impact on airports in the US and is a creative way to use FlightStats data.

 This animated map shows -- in red -- flight delays and cancelations at US airports due to Hurricane Sandy. The delay data is provided by Flightstats.com and the weather is from US NWS ground radar. This video includes Friday evening through Tuesday midnight.

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