Open-source Air Traffic Tracking

2015 Challenge

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    #earth, #opensourceairtraffictracking, #intermediate


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    Data Visualization


    Every day, 35,000 flights travel around the planet recording large volumes of data, such as location (from radar, ADS-B transponders, etc.), radio conversations, weather patterns, flight plans, and others. Tools exist to show live and historical information about these flights, but none can show what can be seen from the aircraft.

    The Open-Source tools allows the manipulation of aircraft and the scenery using different software languages.


    The challenge is to build an open-source air traffic tracking tool that allows users to select a particular flight and see out-the-window or other views of the aircraft and airspace.

    Imagine being able to look up your loved one’s flight and be able to see what they see out the window in near real-time. Imagine if crash investigators could easily replay accidents and examine events from all angles. Imagine if researchers could replay a test flight from different angles. These are but a few of the possible applications for this tool.


    • The tool could incorporate live and/or historical data from different sources (radio traffic, weather, air tracking, flight plans, etc.) and bring these information sources to life as realistic visualizations in an open-source air traffic tracking tool.
    • As a starting point, we have already implemented software that enables control of open-source air traffic tracking tool simulations from C, C++, or Matlab.
    • We will also provide links to some flight and meteorological datasets that may be useful for this project.

    Sample Resources(Participants do not have to use these resources, and NASA in no way endorses any particular entity listed).

    • Open-source air traffic tracking tools.
    • Flight Data Sources: Will be available during the challenge.

  • The following projects are solving this challenge:

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