Google Maps Flight-Planning Demo

Screenshot of the Google Maps demo.

I’ve thrown together a quick demo of several segments (almost 400 miles worth) of the V316 low-level airway westbound from the Ottawa VORTAC to the Sault Ste. Marie VOR/DME. The best part, in my opinion, is the ability to switch to a satellite view and then zoom in on different parts of the route — for example, switch to satellite, zoom in on the Killaloe VOR, and you will be able to see the abandoned airfield beside the VOR.

There is no server-side code involved in this demo: everything happens inside your browser (as a result, it won’t work without a fairly new browser). The demo consists of a simple HTML page, a few lines of JavaScript, and a short CSS stylesheet.

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About David Megginson

Scholar, tech guy, Canuck, open-source/data/information zealot, urban pedestrian, language geek, tea drinker, pater familias, red tory, amateur musician, private pilot.
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4 Responses to Google Maps Flight-Planning Demo

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  2. sengdahl says:

    Very nice.

    Check out http://www.runwayfinder.com/. Google maps with FAA Charts.

  3. david says:

    Thanks for the link — it’s nice the way the site integrates FAA sections with Google maps. I’ll try to make a full posting about it soon.

  4. jared mauch says:

    I’ve got a similar set of pages that has all the airways imported from the ATA 100 CD-ROM.

    you can visit the page here: http://puck.nether.net/gmaps.cgi

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