Script for mapping airline routes using OpenFlights data combined with NASA's night lights images
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flight-routes-night-lights.R

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maps-traffic-routes

Script for mapping airline routes using OpenFlights data combined with NASA's night lights images

Description:

Corresponding blog post: https://lhehnke.github.io/notes/2018/01/27/flight-routes-night-lights

The script covers

  • downloading and processing data on international flight routes, airlines, and airports
  • calculating great circle distances between airports
  • importing and rendering night lights images from NASA's Earth Observatory
  • mapping flight routes of selected airlines (Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways) on night lights images

using data provided by OpenFlights.org.

Example map: