Combining Google Maps, with near real time flight path data, and cloud coverage, to provide an authentic view from a requested flight.

This project is solving the Open-source Air Traffic Tracking challenge.


What does our website do?

We take flight path data, and guide the user along the path of a certain flight, while using the altitude of the plane to affect the zoom.

We look at the cloud coverage, and then dynamically generate clouds to give the user an accurate view from the plane.

We take the time of the local area that the flight is in, and use it to add a filter to represent day or night.

How is our website useful?

The website can be used by airlines, to provide passengers with a real-time view of where they are. It could also be used by people who have loved ones on board flights, to check where they are, especially with the recent tragedies that have occurred, it may help to give them a little peace of mind.


In the future we could look at grabbing streams from cameras that already exist on the planes.

We could also incorporate virtual reality, such as the Oculus Rift, to give a complete view from the flight.

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)

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  • Max John Maybury
  • Darren Gilbert