Every flight in 24 hours


Over at the Washington Post, there’s a lot that intrigues on Max Fisher’s list of 40 maps that explain the world but I travel so much that I was drawn to this video simulation of every flight in the world in 24 hours.  Like a lot of maps, it reveals more than just its ostensible subject; in this case, it gives a good sense of population densities and wealth distribution.  It also hints at historical connections — between Europe and its former colonies, say — and public policy choices.  The US, for example, is an almost unbroken block of flights all day: makes sense in a vast country, but with different infrastructure much of that medium-distance travel would be by high-speed train, as in France or Japan.


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  1. […] just posted cool videos about flights (in that case, airplanes) and nature (involving all sorts of insane risks) it was with some delight that I came upon a video […]

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