After seeing lots useful and cool stuff people have been doing using the Google Map API, I was inspired to write something perhaps to plot buildings/models I have been/will be doing for FlightGear. While trying the API out a bit, an idea striked my head. What about a real time map for the FlightGear multiplay server air traffic map?
I also ended up writing my own routines for map overlays displaying plane markers and info, instead of using the GMAPI’s GMarker. A bit more flexible, and it does exactly what I want.
And there you go, the FlightGear server online map. A couple of FlightGearers have been using it as a flying map and as a simple ATC radar. If it’s the right time you’ll see us flying!
I’ve got plans to add more features, like airports/navids lookup. And of course, improving the usability and UI is always on the plate. Comments are also welcomed…
Also thanks to everyone who has helped me with testing and giving suggestions to the page. (ampere, AJ, thorben, vivian, gorilla, Surge, johnh51, MasseR, etc)