Friday, July 22, 2005
World Airports plotted on Google Maps
On July 18th I posted about a competition that is currently being run by IdealGovernment.com in the UK. The contest aims to find the best map-mashup that pulls together publicly accessible UK data. The first entry in that contest features World-Airport-Codes.com's addition of plotting the airport location on a Google Map in each airport code listing. Check out an example of Thailand's Bangkok airport here. A cool feature on this site is the ability to run a distance calculator between two world airports. The result is plotted on Google Maps and even shows you approximate flying time on various aircraft. (Please remind me to *not* fly on a Cessna SkyHawk from Toronto to Bangkok - 59hrs, 44mins!) IdealGovernment has decided to feature the list of UK's top airports from this service as an entrant in their contest. Interested in entering the contest? Check here.
Posted by Mike Pegg at 11:48 AM