The recent volcano-who-shall-remain-unpronounceable made a complete mess of Europe’s airspace.
It has also provided the very (very very) clever people at itoworld the opportunity to create one of the best mashups of various bits of technology ever, to clearly show just how incredibly busy the airspace above europe is at any (non volcano affected) time.
So start with flightradar24, a real time tracking system for all airborn planes (and in itself hours of fun – let me know next time you are coming to visit, and I will watch you make your way over here…)
Throw this in the blender with OpenStreetMap and you get one of the most amazing visualisations I have ever seen – a 1 minute video which shows what it looked like above Europe as the skies slowly reopened after the ash-induced
Watch the Video Here (for some reason it won’t let me embed the file)
Even the addition of Vivaldi and his Four Seasons is a nice touch. Very Cool.