Mashups – or sites which utilize another non-connected datasource (ie another website, or the FAA) can provide interesting and fascinating results. This presentation is of air traffic as seen by the FAA.
The flight pattern visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. The frames were composited with Adobe After Effects and/or Maya. Aaron Koblin has made an incredible presentation worth sharing with you.
Source: Aaron Koblin