What's under my plane?
March 10, 2011 8:33 AM Subscribe
posted by underthehat (17 comments total)
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As your airline takes you from Point A to Point B, do you ever wonder about all the points in between? Enter MondoWindow
(in beta today), which mashes up satellite photos, air traffic data, wikipedia, and flickr to show where your plane is, and what's nearby on the earth below, provided your flight has wifi.
The site was conceived by Greg Dicum
, whose 2010 book Window Seat
was a visual guide to aerial landscapes. It's also fun to use even of you're on the ground; plug in any flight information or let the site pick a random flight heading to one of several destinations.
And, as CNET notes
, the developers are keenly aware of how much dreck there is on flickr, so they plan to offer a "no-kitty" setting so you don't have to look at everyone's cat pics.