Air Traffic Control skill for Amazon Alexa. Gives information about what is flying over any location. Submitted as contest entry to the Alexa API Mashup competition on Hackster. (https://www.hackster.io/kuzma/alexa-air-traffic-control-a22a03)
Alexa Skill Deployment Status:
- (2016.11.17 @ 19:15) Submitted for certification
- (2016.11.20 @ 20:02) Re-submitted with updates for certification
How It Works
Given a location (string) by a user, we query the Google Maps API for the approximate latitude and longitude corresponding to it. We then query the ADS-B Exchange for any radar data within a 20-kilometer radius and return information about the one flying the lowest.
- Aircraft filtering (E.g. "What's the highest helicopter near Rochester?" or "Are there any blimps in Tillamook?"
- Conditional filtering (E.g. "Is anything in Portland flying higher than 10,000 feet?")
- Clone the repo
- Get an API Key for the Google Maps Geocoding API. Go here for more information: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/start
- Modify the key values in
config.py.examplewith your credentials. Open in an editor for more detailed instructions. (If not deploying to AWS Lambda, no need to modify the Alexa App ID.)
- Execute the AirTrafficControl class (
python atc.py) to make sure everything is working. Modify line 72 of
atc.pywith different location strings to test how that works.
- If you want to deploy using AWS Lambda and the Alexa Skills Kit, zip all of the files and upload. See the Amazon Alexa developer portal (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa) for more information on how to deploy. Look in
/alexafor the intent schema and training utterances.
This project makes use of the following APIs: